Imagine you could only travel if you can prove COVID-19 immunity. The pandemic is already creating new social divides, and it is important we stay alert to their possible ramifications.
It’s difficult to enforce social distancing in refugee camp settings.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and solutions must also be found for the most vulnerable populations.
A Milan resident on lockdown displays the Italian flag.
Nationalism in the face of the coronavirus pandemic shouldn't just be dismissed as extremism.
A British Columbia motorist approaches the U.S. port of entry into Blaine, Wash., at a very quiet Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing on the day Ottawa and Washington announced the Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canada's ban on foreign travellers is not consistent with the science of the pandemic or Canada's own values of inclusion and openness to outsiders.
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Art and visual culture played a significant role in building a unified Afrikaner nationalism that allowed apartheid to thrive. A new book unpacks the issue.
Members of far right group Generation Identitaire march in Paris in November 2019.
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The audio version of a long-read article on how we're living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
India’s new citizenship law has sparked massive protests across the country.
AP Photo/Anupam Nath
India's updated citizenship act violates its constitution by allowing discrimination on religious grounds.
Québec Premier François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec party promotes a style of nationalism that is often contradictory.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
The failure of efforts to reform a Québec immigration program presents a unique opportunity to examine the nationalism that is being promoted in the province.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s increasingly repressive government uses colonial-era laws to silence dissent.
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The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
A young girl is inoculated with typhoid, Texas, 1943.
We've known how to control typhoid for over 100 years. The rapid current increase of drug-resistant variants in both rich and poor countries is down to decades of short-sighted global health policies.
Bloc Québecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet greets his supporters during a celebration on election night in Montréal.
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The Bloc Québécois was written off as politically dead before it aligned itself with the CAQ government's law on secularism. Now it's moved into third place in Parliament in a stunning comeback.
How do you pronounce ‘Muslim’? What about ‘spiel’?
How members of America's two parties view the country – and its place in the world – might explain this phenomenon.
Inside the Royal Albert Hall at the Last Night of the Proms.
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Land of Hope and Glory seems somehow inappropriate given the current state of British politics.
Indonesian flag flown as kite at an Independence Day celebration in Bali.
The prevailing hyper-nationalism in Indonesia today betrays the modernist idea of nationhood which inspired the nationalist movement in the archipelago a century ago.
Nimai Hajong and his wife, August 2018. Hajong was born in Bangladesh and moved to India when he was an infant. The 58-year-old, now considered a “foreigner” in his own state, poses with paperwork supporting his right to citizenship.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Piłsudski Square, Warsaw.
Rebecca M. Townsend
For the 80th anniversary, Poland has changed the site of the usual commemoration ceremony and, for the first time, has invited a U.S. president to speak.
European stereotypes: a Dutch satirical cartoon of Europe from 1870.
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The battle between nationalism and a wider European identity in the 19th century has influenced philosophy to this day.
Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference, 1945.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
Law enforcement officers walking to the scene of a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
Major changes in the language of white supremacists have happened in the last decade that provide a window into how the groups mobilize support, shape political perceptions and advance their cause.
The power of the Earthrise.
The first generation of spacefarers realised that Earth binds our planetary civilisation into a coherent whole. When, if ever, will politics catch up?