Progress report

A quarterly humanitarian scorecard

The ‘party buses’ are out in Belarus

In 2010, when Minsk exploded into protest, state violence soon followed. This year “Europe’s Last Dictatorship” allowed marches against a widely hated tax, but respite was only temporary.

These vigilantes wear pink

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

A cover-up in plain sight

The information war in Syria may ensure impunity for Bashar al-Assad.

Spoiling for a fight

As an outsider, Paul Goodman spoke about the values of inclusion.

Above and below

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

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...

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.

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.