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Tag: Global

Paul Hockenos

Polish director Agnieszka Holland's new film exposes the violent contradictions at the heart of EU border policy.

Andrew Ross
Jo Guldi

Redistributing land was once central to global development efforts—and it should be today.

Jonathan S. Gould, Jacob S. Abolafia

The courts have become a flashpoint in the United States and Israel—but for very different reasons.

Rajan Menon

On stopping the fighting and building the peace.

Rajan Menon

On stopping the fighting and building the peace.

Lawrence Rosen

Pioneering Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos sought to redeem the field from its methodological fragmentation and colonial legacies.

Raj Patel

The Global South will suffer the most as colonial legacies, climate change, and capitalism continue to plunge millions into hunger.

Dan Berger

Though the organization’s legacy has been domesticated, its grassroots leadership embraced the global fight for freedom.

Jayati Ghosh, C. P. Chandrasekhar

Financial globalization was supposed to spur development. Instead it transfers money to the Global North and exacerbates existing inequalities.

Claire Vergerio
Sovereign states have been mythologized as the natural unit of political order. History shows how new they are—and how we can think beyond them.
Panashe Chigumadzi

There is a cost to replacing race with caste our analysis of oppression: we erase anti-Blackness.

Charisse Burden-Stelly

The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.

C. J. Polychroniou, Robert Pollin, Noam Chomsky

An interview with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the future of environmental politics. 

Edward Fishman

Internationalists are plotting their return, but they still haven’t learned from the failure of liberal universalism.

Elaine Scarry

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, it is clear that white supremacy sustains the U.S. nuclear arsenal. 

William E. Scheuerman

Not by repudiating democracy but by simulating it, a new book argues.

Paul Hockenos
Germany's low death rate and quick payout of relief to workers makes a case for social democracy as preparedness.
Marcelo K. Silva, Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is within an inch of the presidency. His popularity suggests Brazilian politics might never be the same.
Mark Goodale

Global justice requires that we look away from Geneva and New York to the outer fringes of global power.

David R. K. Adler
A ‘dangerous’ populist will likely be elected president this weekend—and he may be just what the country needs.
Engin Önder

Erdogan is all too easily labelled a populist. But the reasons for his popularity are more complicated.

Robin D. G. Kelley

America loves pitting Black intellectuals against each other, but today's activists need both Coates and West.

Suchitra Vijayan

From scrapbooks to family albums, the people of Kashmir have recorded their history in photographs. A new book presents their visual testimonies.

Umar Farooq

After Turkey's failed 2016 coup, retribution has become a farcical national obsession.

Eleanor Hildebrandt
Schools in Nepal increasingly use English as the language of instruction. But in the name of preparing them for a globalized world, non-mother-tongue education often fails the students it aims to help.
Alex de Waal

Two new British reports deliver a damning and decisive verdict on the politics of interventionism.

Max Holleran
Malta, Portugal, and Spain offer quick routes to passports for global elite willing to pay. This raises fundamental questions about the meaning and value of citizenship.
Jordan Michael Smith

The idea that Putin is driven by the philosophy of Eurasianism obscures the pragmatism of Russia's foreign policy. 

Matthew Karp

The 1850s were a turning point for globalization, from telegraphs to colonization.

Rafia Zakaria

A new series explores how reading works by global women of color is generative.

Tariq Mir

In the name of fighting radical Islam, Indian troops have gone to war with civilians.

Jo Guldi

Brexit is an episode in the long contest between rulers and the working class.

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Dilma Rousseff's impeachment circumvented the democratic process.

Lauren Carasik

Will victims of the war be served by the call for restorative justice?

Andrea Mammone

For many EU citizens in the UK, the Brexit vote means the end of home as they know it.

Simon Waxman

Trump may have just been running off at the mouth, but policy experts agree he’s not entirely wrong about our dysfunctional relationship with NATO.

Lauren Carasik

The U.S. turns a blind eye on the murder of environmentalist Berta Cáceres.

Robert L. Kehoe III

The Olympics have long tried to obscure the political nature of sport.

Alex de Waal

The vote will have consequences far beyond the UK's borders. 

Mahmood Mamdani

The country needs a political rebirth.

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn

The UN's World Humanitiarian Summit came up empty-handed.

Candice Delmas

Edward Snowden’s actions can be justified, but not as civil disobedience.

Alex de Waal

The West likes morality plays with clear heroes and villains, in which we play the role of savior.

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

New leaks prove the impeachment is intended to protect corrupt politicians.

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