Dispatches

As Germany marks Berlin Wall anniversary,
east-west split still divides new generation

  • November 5, 2019
  • Emily Schultheis

30 years after the fall of the Wall, Germans born in 1989 reflect on why right-wing populism is ascendant in the east.

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In El Salvador, corn harvest brings together families split by migration

  • October 28, 2019
  • Elizabeth Hawkins

A majority of Central American migrants come from rural communities, where their presence is missed during annual traditions.

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AfD lays claim to East German identity

  • October 22, 2019
  • Emily Schultheis

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany’s populist far-right party promises disaffected voters in the east a new ‘Peaceful Revolution.’

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Lebanon in uncharted territory

  • October 22, 2019
  • David Kenner

It’s far from clear how the government can square the need for economic austerity with protesters’ steadily mounting demands.

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Present at the creation: William Eddy and the US-Saudi alliance

  • October 18, 2019
  • David Kenner

In a remote cemetery in Lebanon, the grave of the man who forged one of the 20th century's central relationships prompts questions about its limits.

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From caravan to cup

  • September 26, 2019
  • Matthew Chitwood

Puer tea builds trade, tourism and trust along the Ancient Tea Horse Road.

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Seeking asylum in Mexico

  • September 25, 2019
  • Elizabeth Hawkins

Central Americans continue making their way north despite increasing barriers.

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Austrian support for far right remains resilient

  • September 19, 2019
  • Emily Schultheis

Despite a massive scandal and government collapse, the Freedom Party’s appeal to traditional culture keeps it in the running to govern again.

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From Paris to Brussels, a rightward lurch on immigration

  • September 19, 2019
  • Karina Piser

Do centrists really think they can beat the far right by imitating it?

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Inside El Salvador’s justice system

  • September 13, 2019
  • Elizabeth Hawkins

A visit to a tribunal for organized crime generates more questions than answers.

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