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South Africa-US Relations at a Crossroads

South Africa-US Relations at a Crossroads

The recent decision by South Africa, a longtime ally of Palestine, to take Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on accusations of genocide sent shock waves through the…

More Than Meets the Eye: Looking Twice at the History of Eyeliner — With Zahra Hankir

More Than Meets the Eye: Looking Twice at the History of Eyeliner — With Zahra Hankir

“There’s more to eyeliner than meets the eye,” Zahra Hankir, author of “Eyeliner: A Cultural History,” tells New Lines’ Ola Salem. “This is not just a makeup product. It carries…

The War on India’s Free Press — with Manisha Pande and Samar Halarnkar

The War on India’s Free Press — with Manisha Pande and Samar Halarnkar

India’s media ecosystem has a long and proud history. It was in Kolkata, after all, that the first newspaper in Asia was published. But journalists and observers inside the country are speaking with increasing alarm about a climate of repression and self-censorship, in which outlets that challenge the official government…

In South Sudan, Political Rivalries Fuel Conflict

In South Sudan, Political Rivalries Fuel Conflict

When it gained independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan emerged as the world’s newest nation. However, two years later the country descended into a civil war sparked by a political difference between President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar, which escalated into a protracted ethnic conflict. The internal…

Dispatches from Forever Wars – with Nabih Bulos and Bel Trew

Dispatches from Forever Wars – with Nabih Bulos and Bel Trew

With so many wars across the world, a new one supplants the previous on our TV screens and front pages. As conflicts drag on, the attention of the public moves on too. When Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, that war began to dominate the news cycle, displacing coverage of…

Gaza and the Ethics of Negotiation – with Pierre Hazan

Gaza and the Ethics of Negotiation – with Pierre Hazan

“When you are confronted with excruciating dilemmas, you are trying to identify the lesser evil. It’s not a perfect solution, it’s not even a good solution, but it’s possibly a lesser evil.” Veteran negotiator Pierre Hazan joins New Lines’s Lydia Wilson to discuss negotiation in conflict, from the former Yugoslavia to the ongoing war in Gaza.

Africa Insights: Toxic Masculinity Online in Kenya and South Africa

Africa Insights: Toxic Masculinity Online in Kenya and South Africa

In Kenya and South Africa, toxic masculinity is a growing concern, particularly online. The promotion of misogyny is increasingly threatening women’s freedom of speech and their personal safety.