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Why identity politics benefits the right more than the left | Sheri Berman

Over a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, commentators are still trying to understand the election and the explosion of intolerance following it. One common view is that Trump’s victory was a consequence of pervasive racism in American society.<p>Studies make clear, however, that racism has been …

Political Science

Our Peacekeepers

UN Peacekeepers come from all walks of life, with diverse cultural backgrounds and from an ever-growing number of Member States.When they serve under …


Afghanistan: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

A total of 1,692 civilians killed in first half of 2018 despite June's truce between the government and the Taliban.<p>The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month's ceasefire, according to the United Nations.<p>In the latest figures …

Middle East

The secret to ending a war? More women in peace negotiations

We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of signatories to …

Nobel Prize

Confronting Horror at the Jordan-Syria Border

As the Assad regime declares victory in Daraa, Syrians fleeing his forces have been left stranded.<p>JABER AS SERHAN, Jordan—On a hill overlooking this village in northern Jordan, locals gather each day to watch as desperate Syrians amass at the border. With black smoke billowing on the horizon behind …

Middle East

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged …


Liberia’s Transition from Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding - United Nations Foundation

I just returned from a trip to Liberia, where I witnessed the end of the Liberia peacekeeping mission after 15 years of service. Liberia has a …


Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords

At a critical moment for peace talks with the Taliban, warlords and strongmen pose a challenge to the central government.


The Stunning Scale of Latin America's Migration Crisis

The images of children being forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are shocking by any standard. At least 2,300 children …


Nationalism Will Go Bankrupt

The opposite of populist nationalism is not globalist elitism; it is economic realism. And in the end, countries such as Britain, the United States, …


Mexico — What Went Wrong?

Mexico gets a massive cash influx in remittances, American corporations get cheap labor, Democrats get voters . . .<p>Mexico in just a few days could …


South Sudan humanitarian crisis: a question of who lives and who dies

The South Sudan humanitarian crisis has made it hard to get the needed food, medicine, and material aid into the country, but getting it to those in …

South Sudan

Syrian Arab Republic

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis …


In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant ‘Ghettos’

COPENHAGEN — When Rokhaia Naassan gives birth in the coming days, she and her baby boy will enter a new category in the eyes of Danish law. Because she lives in a low-income immigrant neighborhood described by the government as a “ghetto,” Rokhaia will be what the Danish newspapers call a “ghetto …


4 takeaways from Turkey‘s elections

From possible US sanctions to electing a new economic tsar, Erdogan has his hands full after Sunday’s elections

South Asia

Nicaragua’s bloodshed is worse than Venezuela’s. Where’s the international uproar?

Maybe it’s because many of us are glued to the television watching the World Cup, or focused on President Trump’s latest lies about asylum seekers, …


Erdogan Holds On to Power in Turkey


Russia and Turkey in the Black Sea and the South Caucasus

Rivalry persists between Russia and Turkey in their shared neighbourhood of the Black Sea and the South Caucasus. But Moscow-Ankara relations have …


As Cameroon English Speakers Fight to Break Away, Violence Mounts

DAKAR, Senegal — It has a sky-blue-and-white striped flag stamped with a dove and a national anthem that speaks of “the heroes who bore the land with their blood.”<p>“Glory to the father for making you a nation, a joy forevermore,” the lyrics say. “Ambazonia, land of freedom.”<p>The nation of Ambazonia …


The Real China Model

Western democracies do not need to fear the China model. Instead, they should worry about the widespread misinterpretation of this model by the West, …


Zimbabwe Needs Genuine Democracy, Not Window Dressing

Zimbabwe is set to hold a national election next month. For the first time in several decades, Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country for 37 years, …


The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space

In the midafternoon of January 11, 2007, US Air Force major general William Shelton sat at the head of a table in a command center at California’s …


Memorizing these three statistics will help you understand the world

As a guest writer on the Gates Notes, Max Roser shares three facts that everyone should know from the website OurWorldInData.org.


How Myanmar's shock troops led the assault that expelled the Rohingya

A Reuters investigation provides the first comprehensive account of the precise role played by Myanmar’s 33rd and 99th light infantry divisions in the savage offensive, and the close ties between the army's commander in chief and its elite troops.


Ultranationalists attack Roma in Ukraine: Daily Brief

Plus: Government undermining rule of law in Poland; holding those using chemical weapons in Syria and elsewhere to account; fleeing violence in …

Human Rights

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.<p>Yes, though feasibility studies said the port wouldn’t work. Yes, though other frequent lenders like India had …


The Gazan kite offensive and the arc of human progress

Israel continues to become more innovative, powerful and wealthy. Simultaneously, the Palestinians slide evermore backward and grow weaker as an …


Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here's how worried you should be

The biggest global risk that Melinda Gates can imagine within the next 10 years is "most definitely" a bioterrorism attack.<p>"A bioterrorist event could spread so quickly, and we are so unprepared for it," she told Vox founder Ezra Klein in an interview at South by Southwest over the weekend.<p>"Think …

Public Health

Trump vs Nato: the trade war is becoming a security crisis | The Spectator

America won’t put up with Europe’s weakness on defence any more<p>For Theresa May, the most worrying part of Donald Trump’s talks with Kim Jong-un came two days before the two men met. The US President had arrived in Singapore early after escaping the G7 summit in Canada, still sore at being upbraided …


Can the world be free of weapons?

How effective are international disarmament efforts and can they face revolutionary new technological advancements?<p>For centuries, following bloody conflicts, military leaders acknowledged that some weapons were simply too awful to be used, but those same militaries generally continued to use …

North Korea