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Europe’s far right struggles over Biden’s election

  • November 10, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Four years after billing Trump’s ascendance as a major boon, populist leaders are seeing their fortunes decline—for now.

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India’s professional women face extra hurdles

  • November 4, 2020
  • Astha Rajvanshi

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic battered the economy, women had to fight for their careers to be taken seriously.

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Beirut’s social fabric is tearing apart

  • October 29, 2020
  • David Kenner

Nearly three months after the port explosion, the fallout in one destroyed neighborhood reflects a country in collapse.

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Even in Germany, Trump is inescapable

  • October 28, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

With granular coverage of US politics everywhere, there’s little distance from what’s happening back home.

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Women are struggling in India’s Covid-hit informal economy

  • October 22, 2020
  • Astha Rajvanshi

Lacking support from their families and the government, many workers are barely scraping by.

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Austria’s far right collapses

  • October 16, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Reeling from scandal and struggling during the pandemic, the FPÖ suffers catastrophic losses in Vienna elections.

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After another rape and murder, Indians ask if anything’s changed

  • October 9, 2020
  • Astha Rajvanshi

Attitudes toward caste and gender are perpetuating a sense of impunity.

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Forced from Budapest, Central European
University opens in Vienna to a pandemic

  • October 5, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Classes are back in session after a major showdown with Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, but Covid-19 is posing another challenge to the institution’s ideals.

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In western Germany, a struggling city
seeks to move beyond stereotypes

  • September 29, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

An icon of former coal country suffers high unemployment, low incomes and a bad image. It’s also misunderstood.

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Saudi Arabia’s imagined worlds

  • September 21, 2020
  • David Kenner

Fiction has enabled authors to advance daring critiques of the kingdom’s social and political order.

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