In Hong Kong, a Once Liberal University Feels Beijing’s Weight
With protesters crushed and memorials removed, there’s no room for campus dissent.
How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub
The country has a hot labor market and offers a path to EU citizenship for undocumented workers.
Rethinking Maximum Pressure
Washington loosens its sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela ahead of a critical summit.
‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’
In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.
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.
Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’
Residents feel the walls are closing in with tighter restrictions in pursuit of zero COVID-19.
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.”
North Korea May Be Trapped Between Famine and Plague
As COVID-19 sweeps through the country, outside help is desperately needed.
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.
The Global Roots of the Buffalo Shooting
White supremacists today are engaged in a global discussion, with violence part of the dialogue.
How to Help Ukraine Fight Cultural Erasure
Russia is seeking to destroy Ukrainian culture. The West must help those working to preserve it.
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.
Where the West and China Find Common Ground
A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.
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.
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.
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.
Western Companies Can Help Ukraine by Sending Work
Ukraine’s tech outsourcing sector, one of Europe’s largest, has adapted nimbly to the war.
Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated
A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.