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Claire van den Heever is a Mandarin speaker, journalist and travel writer who is once again based in South Africa after nearly a decade in Asia. For more information ab
Trump was wrong about the “alt-left,” but most people aren’t quite right either.
Otherwise, social unrest will continue to escalate, and we’ll face a bleak future.
Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and the former Pakistani ambassador to the United Kingdom. He is the
Ioana Moldovan is a freelance photojournalist, documentary photographer and writer based in Bucharest, Romania. Her work has been published by The New York Times, Al Ja
And we’re on the verge of doing just that, says Yuval Noah Harari.
“Populism exists because institutions are elite-driven,” but democracies don’t work well without elites, says the acclaimed author of The End of History.
As a freelance journalist based out of Berlin, Yermi Brenner reports on migration issues and minorities in Germany and throughout Europe.
What’s happening in the era of Trump almost seems like déjà vu for this European country.