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After Surviving Soviet Repression, a Turkic Minority Is Being Divided in Ukraine

A Minority Severed by War

Meskhetian Turks are caught in the crossfire of the war in Ukraine, forced to fight — and die — on both sides of a conflict many do not consider their own. Thousands have fled in the latest mass relocation of this persecuted people, who have spent much of the past century uprooted.

The Vision Behind the US Consulate in Erbil Is Dissolving

Monument to a Fraying Alliance

The planned U.S. consulate complex in Erbil, in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, has been plagued by delays and is being overtaken by changing political circumstances. The substantial compound may stand as a relic of unfulfilled ambition: a case study in the ebb and flow of dynamics in a volatile region.

Can We Laugh? On the Ground With Ukrainian Artists

Can We Laugh? On the Ground With Ukrainian Artists

There is an enormous appetite for readings, stand-up comedy and theater across Ukraine, as people release tension and try to process what is happening to them. Yet there is often violence in the catharsis, and the line between humor that hurts and that which heals is often blurred.

Indian Farmers Fight for Justice Against the Odds

Indian Farmers Fight for Justice Against the Odds

When Indian media highlights a miscarriage of justice, it is often a high-profile case in a metropolis. Countless farmers across India, who are the backbone of the country’s rural economy, live on the peripheries. If they become embroiled in legal battles, they spend their lives dealing with the broken judicial system.

A Fanatical Israeli Settlement Is Funded by New York Suburbanites

A Fanatical Israeli Settlement Is Funded by New York Suburbanites

Donors to Beit El, a fanatical West Bank settlement, are normal, upper-middle-class professionals who live in New York suburbs. Their social life and philanthropic work just happen to involve funding an ethnic conflict on the other side of the world.

The United Auto Workers Rejected Trump. Members Aren’t So Sure

The United Auto Workers Rejected Trump. Members Aren’t So Sure

Trump was an anti-union businessman turned anti-union president heading an anti-union party. Biden has been the most pro-labor president in decades and joined a picket line during the United Auto Workers strike. So why are union members divided over which candidate to vote for?

Tanzania Faces an Encroaching Coastal Crisis

Tanzania Faces an Encroaching Coastal Crisis

Up and down East Africa’s Swahili Coast, fishers face an uncertain future. The challenges are almost all man-made, but few of their root causes are under the control of the developing nations and precarious workers who will bear the brunt of their effects.