Dispatches

The end of the clumsy autocrat?

  • August 28, 2020
  • Dan Peleschuk

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko learned the hard way that rigging an election may be passé. ICWA's managing editor asks if others will heed his example.

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Walking the Wall

  • August 11, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

A Berlin photo essay.

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India’s Muslim activists face trial by fire

  • August 11, 2020
  • Astha Rajvanshi

As the Hindu nationalist government cracks down, student organizers are fighting back.

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Lebanon is collapsing

  • August 5, 2020
  • David Kenner

The catastrophic blast at Beirut’s port is the latest example of the country’s institutions falling apart.

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Tropical storms compound
El Salvador’s pandemic misery

  • August 4, 2020
  • Elizabeth Hawkins

The beginning of hurricane season tests the Bukele administration’s ability to respond in a crisis.

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Hungary’s Orbán hands back emergency powers, leaving the door open for more

  • July 27, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

But much of what he did during the height of the pandemic went under the radar abroad.

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Saudi Arabia had big plans for 2020. Then the pandemic struck

  • July 22, 2020
  • David Kenner

The coronavirus is challenging the kingdom’s social and economic order.

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Poland vote a test for populism in Europe

  • July 10, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Accused of attempting a power grab several months ago, the ruling nationalist party has seen a dramatic reversal in fortune.

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A (tentative) return to normalcy in Austria

  • July 7, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

As Americans grapple with a massive spike in coronavirus infections, Austrian life feels almost like it did before the pandemic.

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Germany faces its own racial reckoning

  • July 1, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

What it means to be truly ‘German’ often leaves out people of color.

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