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Navalny’s Future Russia Did Not Include Everyone

Navalny the Nationalist

At various points, Navalny was a staunch Russian nationalist who engaged in far-right discourse as well as a crusader against Putin’s violent regime. These two facets are not mutually exclusive, and shed light on how he managed to build a dedicated and relatively large base of support.

The Hijab Obsession in Hollywood and High Fashion

What Not To Dune on a Red Carpet

Anya Taylor-Joy’s fashion choice at the “Dune: Part Two” world premiere shows that the veil is a symbol of glamor and mystique in Hollywood and high fashion, while, worlds away, it evokes poignant images of unimaginable suffering and loss — but also superheroic resilience.

Israeli Raids Rekindle Memories of War in South Lebanon

Israeli Raids Rekindle Memories of War in South Lebanon

Israeli warplanes recently conducted 10 raids on Wadi Saluqi in southern Lebanon, the valley nestled between the villages of Chakra and Hula. This valley holds a peculiar place in my memories, serving as a conduit for impossible events and strange tales, and the attacks rekindled long-dormant memories of the area.

As the World Mourns Alexei Navalny, Authoritarianism Gains Strength

As the World Mourns Alexei Navalny, Authoritarianism Gains Strength

For those both inside and outside Russia who believed in a brighter future and who held on to Navalny’s unique defiance of the Kremlin as a reason to dream, his sudden demise has dealt a final blow to hope — for Russia, for the chances of democracy and for challenges to authoritarianism. It is a message with global ramifications.

The Unfulfilled Promise of a Turkish City’s Post-Quake Rebirth

The Unfulfilled Promise of a Turkish City’s Post-Quake Rebirth

Today, the neighborhoods to the west of the river — once one of the city's most densely populated areas — are little more than a barren plain where the occasional cluster of buildings sticks out of the landscape like teeth in a toddler's mouth.

A Chicago Doctor Decries the Suffering of Medical Professionals and Patients in Gaza

A Chicago Doctor Decries the Suffering of Medical Professionals and Patients in Gaza

At base line, with no war, Gaza’s health care structure is overwhelmed and overworked. Now most hospitals are nonfunctional, doctors are stretched and traumatized, people are short of food and water, drugs and other health products are scarce and serious outbreaks of disease are likely.

Wearing the Hijab on Egyptian TV

Wearing the Hijab on Egyptian TV

As a young woman who had just graduated from university in Egypt and recently decided to wear the hijab, I often heard Hamza’s name mentioned in our middle-class home, whether by my father, who keenly followed her shows and discussions with leading clerics, or my mother, who saw Hamza as an example encouraging me to explore the media field and become a presenter like her someday.