Tags: Borders

The hidden world war

In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, intellectuals throughout the West began to hope that the longstanding liberal ideal of the “open society” could be applied to the whole world, with nations everywhere embracing free trade, porous borders, and the easy movement of people and capital. Advances in technology — especially improvements in communication…

The invisible crisis in Ethiopia

While Americans awaited the result of the 2020 presidential election with glib accusations about the collapse of civilization, half a world away the people of the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia experienced it. On November 4, security forces taking the side of the dominant ethno-nationalist political party in Tigray attacked a military command center in…