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Kashmiri commuters at an Indian military checkpoint in the city of Srinagar, July 17, 2020. Tauseef Mustafa/AFP via Getty Images

In Kashmir, military lockdown and pandemic combined are one giant deadly threat

People in the disputed Indian territory of Kashmir had already been living under a 24-hour curfew for eight months when the coronavirus hit, bringing new depths of fear and confinement.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played a lot of golf with President Donald Trump over the past two years. Japan's Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo/via Reuters

Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize? Japan’s nomination is part of a strategic plan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan’s economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president’s heart.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, far beyond your friendly neighborhood patrolmen. Larry W Smith/EPA

Police militarization is a legacy of cold war paranoia

In August 2014, the police who faced protesters in Ferguson, Missouri looked more like soldiers than officers of the peace. Citizens squared off with a camouflage-clad police force armed with tear gas…

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