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Border crisis

Most of us agree that the US immigration system is in dire need of reform. But inflammatory rhetoric and policies designed to keep immigrants away won’t get us there. When…

Refugee issue

The arrival of 100,000 Ukrainians would be one of the largest resettlement operations in US history, but would make only a small dent in view of the ten million displaced…

Hateful vision

The immense horrors of the Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ program are well-documented: the murder, rape, torturing, and kidnapping of asylum seekers forced to wait for their US immigration court dates…

The Choice

The choice

A bleak irony is emerging in Tijuana’s border zone. For all the raging conservative rhetoric about how Central American migrants are lawbreakers who refuse to just ‘get in line’ and…

The Afghan Mona Lisa

The plight of the iconic green-eyed Afghan girl, Sharbat Gula, is a glaring manifestation of the heartless world of global politics. Behind her thousand-yard stare, there is a story of…

German far right seeks to exploit farmer protests

Brandishing suspect flags and even posters calling for opponents to be sent to the gallows, the conspicuous presence of far-right protesters at week-long tractor blockades by farmers have sparked fears…

Manifesto of hope

The Pakistan Peoples’ Party has an impressive party manifesto. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has announced that if elected to power, the PPP will abolish 17 federal ministries that continue to be retained…

Why are people leaving Pakistan?

“It’s not just the younger lot – people of all ages turn up to my office daily. They are so tired and frustrated; it literally seems they want to run…

Citizen refugees

ON Dec 15, at least six civilians were killed in a clash between Pakistani and Afghan border forces near their international border crossing at Chaman-Spin Boldak, the latest in a series of…