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September 14, 2017
William Lafi Youmans

Although IS had the impetus to release passports and the capacity to produce them, there may have been a deeper reason for not exercising that option: A passport foregrounds latent tensions in the group’s claims to sovereignty. […] A cosmic raison d’etat admittedly suggests their futility, but the group would have had to construct a [practical] policy.

Syrian refugees near the Greek border, September 2015
September 12, 2017

Proliferating instances of terrorism, growing inequality among social classes, rising tension between multi-generational citizens...

Rohingya Muslims demonstrate outside the Burmese embassy in Kuala Lumpur, November 2016. Image: Reuters
September 5, 2017

There can be no democracy for Myanmar while 1.2 million disenfranchised Rohingya face annihilation. Only a united struggle by local...

Tunis, Tunesia - January 2011
August 31, 2017

[T]he Arab uprisings not only overtook the streets of major cities and squares but also dominated the global mediascape. The media...

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