A Political and Literary Forum
Thailand has been gripped by the largest wave of protest in years, forcing a reckoning between the country’s dual structures of democracy and monarchy.
For weeks the country enforced a strict lockdown without providing adequate medical and economic support.
Debraj Ray, S. Subramanian
The dramatic history of Guatemala’s National Police archive illustrates the crucial role of state archives in protecting democracy.
Not by repudiating democracy but by simulating it, a new book argues.
William E. Scheuerman
The pandemic risks turning immigration detention into a death sentence for many, yet the Trump administration has rejected calls for mass humanitarian release, and continues to deport infectious detainees to Latin America.
As we know from South Africa's crisis, political and social fault lines will shape the contours of joblessness.
Nicholas Rush Smith
Any attempt to revive solidarity between rich and poor nations must begin by recapturing the commitment to social and economic rights on which the WHO was founded.
Michael Brenes, Michael Franczak
A new geoeconomic order is creating opportunities for organizing along supply chains.
Some have praised China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its suppression of information helped cause the problem in the first place.
In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
The protests have been critiqued for their rejection of classic nonviolence—but that may help explain why they has been so successful.
Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.
Kevin P. Donovan, Emma Park
Since taking office in January, President Jair Bolsonaro has not only become less popular. He has also done perhaps irreparable damage to fundamental democratic institutions.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva
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Joseph J. Fischel
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