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The Pillar of Shame is displayed at the campus of the University of Hong Kong.
The Pillar of Shame is displayed at the campus of the University of Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, a Once Liberal University Feels Beijing’s Weight

With protesters crushed and memorials removed, there’s no room for campus dissent.

An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.
An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.

How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub

The country has a hot labor market and offers a path to EU citizenship for undocumented workers.

Cubans line up to buy food outside a store in Havana on Jan. 6.
Cubans line up to buy food outside a store in Havana on Jan. 6.

Rethinking Maximum Pressure

Washington loosens its sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela ahead of a critical summit.

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.

Earth as seen from outer space, surrounded by darkness and distant stars
Earth as seen from outer space, surrounded by darkness and distant stars
Demonstrators hold a placard that reads "EU, UN and US it is time for B.D.S."
Demonstrators hold a placard that reads "EU, UN and US it is time for B.D.S."

The BDS Movement Has Already Lost

Where it counts—in the halls of government and boardrooms—the effort to boycott Israel doesn’t even register.

People in white personal protective equipment are seen in dark lighting.
People in white personal protective equipment are seen in dark lighting.

Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’

Residents feel the walls are closing in with tighter restrictions in pursuit of zero COVID-19.

The U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department

U.S. Diplomats Abroad ‘Routinely Denied Access’ to Reproductive Care

A letter alleges the State Department put diplomats facing reproductive health emergencies in “life-threatening situations.”

Kim Jong Un wears a face mask on television
Kim Jong Un wears a face mask on television

North Korea May Be Trapped Between Famine and Plague

As COVID-19 sweeps through the country, outside help is desperately needed.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.

Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.

A black and white police SUV is parked on a street with the Tops grocery store shown in the background.
A black and white police SUV is parked on a street with the Tops grocery store shown in the background.

The Global Roots of the Buffalo Shooting

White supremacists today are engaged in a global discussion, with violence part of the dialogue.

A bullet hole is seen through the bust of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in the main square of Borodianka, Ukraine on May 15.
A bullet hole is seen through the bust of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in the main square of Borodianka, Ukraine on May 15.

How to Help Ukraine Fight Cultural Erasure

Russia is seeking to destroy Ukrainian culture. The West must help those working to preserve it.

Visitors view the Benin Bronzes exhibit at the British Museum.
Visitors view the Benin Bronzes exhibit at the British Museum.

Africa’s Stolen Art Debate Is Frozen in Time

Europe’s arguments against restitution have ignored the legitimate claims of African scholars and governments for 50 years.

An illustration from Lin Lan’s The Three Brothers (1929) from a collection at the Beijing Normal Library.
An illustration from Lin Lan’s The Three Brothers (1929) from a collection at the Beijing Normal Library.

Where the West and China Find Common Ground

A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Bill Gates’s Pandemic Prevention Plan Has a China-Sized Blind Spot

In his new book, the billionaire philanthropist focuses on technical solutions but ignores politics.

Demonstrators wave Western Sahara flags during a protest against the Spanish government support for Morocco's autonomy plan for Western Sahara, in Madrid, on March 26.
Demonstrators wave Western Sahara flags during a protest against the Spanish government support for Morocco's autonomy plan for Western Sahara, in Madrid, on March 26.

Why Is Madrid Pandering to Morocco?

Spain has traded five decades of neutrality on Western Sahara while getting nothing but a spyware scandal in return.

Former residents evicted from a crowded Lagos shantytown stand on a flotilla of boats.
Former residents evicted from a crowded Lagos shantytown stand on a flotilla of boats.

It’s Africa’s Century—for Better or Worse

Asia gets the attention, but the real economic revolution is the inevitable growth of an overlooked continent.

A woman walks past a banner in support of Ukraine at the MIPIM international real estate convention in Cannes, France on March 15.
A woman walks past a banner in support of Ukraine at the MIPIM international real estate convention in Cannes, France on March 15.

Western Companies Can Help Ukraine by Sending Work

Ukraine’s tech outsourcing sector, one of Europe’s largest, has adapted nimbly to the war.

A resident receives a coronavirus vaccine in China
A resident receives a coronavirus vaccine in China

Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated

A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.

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