Dispatches

Strangers in a familiar land

  • March 25, 2022
  • Joshua Levkowitz

History comes full circle as Syrians resettle in a Turkish province that was once their own.

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Greek locals are helping fortify their country’s borders

  • March 25, 2022
  • Steven Tagle

A border crisis in 2020 has hardened attitudes toward migration and border security.

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Droughts, dams and the unfulfilled promise of food security in West Africa’s Futa Toro region

  • March 24, 2022
  • James Courtright

One village’s experience shows how government intervention in a unique river ecosystem has created new problems.

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In Greece, Orthodoxy remains at the heart of village life

  • March 1, 2022
  • Steven Tagle

The Church that preserved Hellenism throughout Ottoman rule is adapting to the pandemic.

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The vanishing potential of Gambia’s truth commission

  • February 14, 2022
  • James Courtright

The past is relevant only as long as it remains connected to the present.

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What’s next for India’s farmers?

  • February 9, 2022
  • Astha Rajvanshi

After the success of a year-long protest in the capital, a return to the land brings resolve to pursue real reforms.

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Elegy for Syria’s exiled elderly

  • January 31, 2022
  • Joshua Levkowitz

Retirees in the diaspora find a community along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

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A presidential election in The Gambia stokes fears about ‘tribalism’

  • January 20, 2022
  • James Courtright

How the winner politicized an ‘anti-tribalist’ message.

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US military operations reflect Greece’s strategic significance

  • January 11, 2022
  • Steven Tagle

Attitudes toward Americans are changing with bilateral cooperation and opportunities for locals.

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The hustle of Syrian hawalas

  • December 20, 2021
  • Joshua Levkowitz

The system of financial remittances provides an economic lifeline to the war-ravaged country, but it’s coming under pressure.

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