Progress report

A quarterly humanitarian scorecard

No truth in news, and no news in truth

Inside the Kremlin’s propaganda playbook, where “nothing is true and everything is possible.” But from Moscow to Washington, there’s still a way to fight back.

Tell me what resistance looks like

The early opposition to American far-right populism has been hampered by division and despair. What’s next for the resistance?

The scapegoating of Rosa Maria Ortega

In 2004 and again in 2008, an Austrian-born Canadian citizen living in the swing state of Florida cast absentee ballots in the U.S. presidential...

Above and below

For the poorest residents of Manila, living in the city means living under the city.

What border walls are really about

Among country pairs that have a wall between them, the state building the wall is on average four times as wealthy per capita as the state being walled out.

No reason to hide our faces

The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh would rather ignore these women. Raped and tortured, they won’t be silent.
American Isolationism

American isolationism is a recipe for conflict

President Trump and his bloated Dr. Strangelove stand-in Steve Bannon have made it clear they are out to smash the current international system. One...

These vigilantes wear pink

India’s Pink Gang has grown from a small group of women wielding sticks to a potent political force.

Spoiling for a fight

In our dark political moment, it is practical to consider national thinkers who sought to understand our obligation as citizens to a state that...