Far From the Tourist Areas, Maldivians Live a Markedly Different Existence
A seasonal worker tells me it is frustrating for her to see the life she cannot have. It’s not the guests she envies but the expat staffers, who can drink what they want, eat what they want — and when they have had their fill of the precarious island paradise, leave.
Can the Taxman Save Tunisia?
Kais Saied, who rode into power in 2019 on the slogan “the people want” and who took sole control of the country almost two years ago amid a wave of popular support after years of political gridlock and economic decline, has limited options for how to wrest Tunisia from the grips of economic disaster — and none of them is particularly what “the people want.”
Russians in Turkey Are Finding New Ways To Oppose the War in Ukraine
Reading a book, discussing the political meaning of a painting or expressing a personal opinion out loud about a war they want no part of can be powerful acts of resistance, and the first steps for exiles who are realizing that life can be different, not only in Turkey, but also in their home country.
As Refugees in Romania, Ukraine’s Jews Re-Create Their World
Like many of the 8 million Ukrainian refugees who have scattered across much of Europe and other parts of the world since the invasion — the largest refugee crisis since World War II — they stuffed their possessions into wheeled suitcases and parted ways with relatives. They also brought with them their culture: Odesa’s historic Jewish community is often synonymous with the city itself.
Turkey’s Election and Its Malcontents
Rather than campaign, they should let their journalists write, uncovering the truth and bearing witness, letting the facts — like Turkey’s economic ruin, the dozens of journalists on trial, the country’s misadventures abroad, the hundreds of thousands of civil servants fired without cause and oppressed civil society — speak for themselves. The facts laid bare are also good for democracy.