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Textbooks of Jihad

Textbooks of Jihad

Alongside new textbooks, authorities in Sanaa have organized summer camps, in-school festivals and other educational activities that orient students toward the battlefield. As Yemen’s conflict nears its second decade, the Houthis are striving to place the next generation on a war footing and have shown no qualms about sending underage soldiers into combat.

A Culling Plan Unifies Turkey’s Dog Lovers

A Culling Plan Unifies Turkey’s Dog Lovers

If proposed Turkish legislation passed, dogs would be collected, kept for 30 days and then killed (unless they are claimed). In practice, animal lovers fear that this would lead to the death of hundreds of thousands of street dogs. But intense public backlash may have the government walking back their plan.

America’s Autocratic Future? — With Mark Danner

America’s Autocratic Future? — With Mark Danner

On this week’s episode of The Lede, veteran journalist Mark Danner joins New Lines’ Politics Editor Danny Postel for a discussion on Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the possible autocratic future looming ahead for America.

Exploring Paul Gauguin’s Search for the ‘Primitive’ in Tahiti

Exploring Paul Gauguin’s Search for the ‘Primitive’ in Tahiti

In April 2024, I was reading Gauguin’s journal of his time in Tahiti, in preparation for a seminar I was to give to passengers on the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas. Little did I realize how transformative this selection would be.

AI and Deepfakes Played a Big Role in India’s Elections

AI and Deepfakes Played a Big Role in India’s Elections

Indian politicians made use of AI during the recent elections in various ways. While it opened new doors for reaching out to voters, it also raised concerns about misinformation and the misuse of deepfake technology.