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Poland’s Allure for Tajikistan’s Exiles

Escape From Tajikistan

Ethnic Pamiris fleeing repression have found an unlikely home in Poland, bolstered by the broader Tajik opposition movement that took up residence there years before. In Warsaw, they are planning a future after the authoritarian rule of President Emomali Rahmon.

As Indian Elections Near, a Delhi Chief Minister’s Arrest Raises Concern

Political Wars in Delhi

While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest has raised concerns about India’s ability to host free and fair elections, it has also put a spotlight on the meteoric rise of the Aam Aadmi Party, which is the only party, apart from the BJP and Congress, to govern in more than one state in India.

Against Tyranny: Two Stories Told in Pictures Warn Us To Fight On

Against Tyranny: Two Stories Told in Pictures Warn Us To Fight On

Two recent graphic novels reveal the realities of daily life in Iran and Cuba, illustrating the common traits of authoritarian regimes. Marjane Satrapi’s “Woman, Life, Freedom” and Edel Rodriguez’s “Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey” lay out the political stakes and call on readers to defend global democracy.

The Failures of an American Muslim and Jewish Dialogue

The Failures of an American Muslim and Jewish Dialogue

In the wake of the conflict in Gaza, an original member of the Muslim Leadership Initiative, a controversial program aimed at connecting American Muslims with Jewish Americans and Israelis, reflects on its shortcomings and his own efforts to shift U.S. foreign policy.

Because You’re Worth It: How the US Egg Donation Industry Monetizes Beauty

Because You’re Worth It: How the US Egg Donation Industry Monetizes Beauty

New Lines interviewed dozens of egg donors, intended parents and fertility agencies, piecing together a picture of an industry that trades in the commodification of women and human genetic material, raising serious ethical questions about how the worth of a person should be measured.

Folk Music Is Helping Ukrainians Make Sense of Their Recent History

Folk Music Is Helping Ukrainians Make Sense of Their Recent History

President Vladimir Putin’s invasion has spurred an all-encompassing attempt by Ukrainians to rediscover their country’s history, language and culture after centuries of suppression and co-optation by Moscow. Music, particularly folk songs and instruments, is integral to these efforts.

How Defining ‘Refugees’ Shapes the Lives of Millions

How Defining ‘Refugees’ Shapes the Lives of Millions

The approach of the U.S. to those who seek asylum within its borders has changed over time, its definitions and rules reshaped by ideologies from racial hierarchy to Cold War anticommunism — with major legal consequences for those affected as well as significant influence on how Americans perceive and welcome them.