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A child walks amid the rubble of damaged houses in Bermal district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, on June 23, following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake.
A child walks amid the rubble of damaged houses in Bermal district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, on June 23, following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake.

A Modest Proposal to Save Afghanistan—From Itself

With the Taliban at loggerheads and Afghanistan in chaos, one politician has a plan to stave off civil war.

A man stands in a damaged mosque.
A man stands in a damaged mosque.

Christian Nationalism Is Tearing Ethiopia Apart

A religious revival rooted in the country’s imperial history has coincided with civil war and the spread of genocidal rhetoric—endangering a diverse and multifaith nation.

People sell vegetables under yellow tents.
People sell vegetables under yellow tents.

‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’

In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.

Hasina Khatoon's family in their shack in the Jammu city of Indian- administered Kashmir on April 23. Hasina was separated from her family and deported to Myanmar last month.
Hasina Khatoon's family in their shack in the Jammu city of Indian- administered Kashmir on April 23. Hasina was separated from her family and deported to Myanmar last month.

India Abandons the Rohingyas

A deliberately ambiguous refugee policy allows the government to deny shelter to Muslims fleeing persecution.

A close-up photo shows Kirill's face and a lit red candle he is holding.
A close-up photo shows Kirill's face and a lit red candle he is holding.
Author Michel Houellebecq smokes.
Author Michel Houellebecq smokes.

The Punk-Prophet Philosophy of Michel Houellebecq

The success of France’s most famous novelist has less to do with art and knowledge than anxiety and rock ’n’ roll.

An electronic sign displays a message in Arabic welcoming the Turkish president in UAE, in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on February 14, 2022.
An electronic sign displays a message in Arabic welcoming the Turkish president in UAE, in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on February 14, 2022.

Erdogan’s War With Arab Monarchies Is Over

With its economy in a tailspin, Turkey is repairing ties with former enemies in the region.

A pastor speaks during a online Christmas service from the Yoido Full Gospel Church on December 25, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.
A pastor speaks during a online Christmas service from the Yoido Full Gospel Church on December 25, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

A Lame-Duck Moon Can Fix South Korea’s Refugee Failings

Persecuted Chinese Christians deserve asylum from Seoul.

Ukraine’s chief rabbi walks inside a synagogue.
Ukraine’s chief rabbi walks inside a synagogue.

Historical Ukrainian Jewish Town Hit by Russian Missiles

As Russian President Vladimir Putin claims “denazification,” Ukrainians compare him to Adolf Hitler.

Activists protest against attacks on Hindu temples and houses in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 4, 2016.
Activists protest against attacks on Hindu temples and houses in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 4, 2016.

How Facebook Fuels Religious Violence

The social media platform’s haphazard content moderation strategy is failing Bangladesh. Here’s how it can fix its policy.

Nuns walk near the entrance of the head office of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata on Dec. 28.
Nuns walk near the entrance of the head office of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata on Dec. 28.

India’s Religious Minorities Are Under Attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on a recent spate of hate speech and violence is deafening.

A member of the Human Rights Council of Pakistan places an earthen oil lamp to pay tribute to late Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara in Karachi, Pakistan, on Dec. 5.
A member of the Human Rights Council of Pakistan places an earthen oil lamp to pay tribute to late Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara in Karachi, Pakistan, on Dec. 5.

How Islamist Fundamentalists Get Away With Murder in Pakistan

If Imran Khan cares about foreign investment and economic growth, he must abolish the country’s blasphemy law.

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Hijabi-Athletes-Batouly-Camara-The-Long-Game-podcast-foreign-policy-3-2-site

The Long Game Podcast: A Professional Basketball Player’s Hijab Journey

A Muslim athlete shares her story of expressing her true identity while on the court.

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan performs.
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan performs.

Modi’s Growing Crackdown on Bollywood

India’s film industry is under growing pressure to bend its knee to Hindu nationalists.

A Vodouist walks to Bawon Samdi's tomb during Fèt Gede at the Cité Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 1, 2018.
A Vodouist walks to Bawon Samdi's tomb during Fèt Gede at the Cité Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 1, 2018.

What the Kidnapper Wilson Joseph’s Costume Says About Haitian Politics

Vodou and Christianity are perpetually entangled with Haiti’s power struggles.

Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration to protest recent religious violence in Dhaka on Oct. 18.
Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration to protest recent religious violence in Dhaka on Oct. 18.

Bangladesh’s Deadly Identity Crisis

Attacks on the Hindu community show how the country has turned away from its pluralist heritage.

Rohingya refugees sit outside an area marked by police at their camp in New Delhi after a fire broke out there on June 13.
Rohingya refugees sit outside an area marked by police at their camp in New Delhi after a fire broke out there on June 13.

‘It’s Like We’re Caged Everywhere We Go’

Rohingya refugees in India are facing persecution yet again.

Orthodox Christian worshippers pray.
Orthodox Christian worshippers pray.

In Hamas-Run Gaza, the Last Arab Christians Are Hanging On

An ancient community bears witness to its own purging—and recalls a more tolerant time.

Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport
Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport

Throw a Lifeline to the Afghans Left Behind

This week’s U.N. General Assembly provides an opportunity to assist the minorities, activists, women, and girls still in Afghanistan.

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