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News Abroad


  • Does Novelist Robert Keable Deserve a Reappraisal?

    by Simon Keable-Elliott

    Briefly celebrated in the 1920s, then consigned to posthumous obscurity, the missionary and novelist, whose experiences encompassed the collision of colonialism, war and racism in the British empire, is overdue for rediscovery. 


  • Russian Soldiers' Calls Home Echo Moral Injury Testimony of Vietnam Vets

    by Elise Lemire

    Translations of intercepted calls from Russian soliders in Ukraine reveal guilt, shame, anger, and loss of faith in national institutions and leadership that echo the testimony of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Will these veterans help launch resistance to Russian militarism? 


  • The Long Road to Redress in Ireland

    by Mark Holan

    James Smith, a scholar and advocate for the victims of Ireland's social service institutions including mother and child homes, reformatories, and the notorious Magdalen Laundries, warns that the government's attempts at compensation stifle openness and transparency. 


  • There Are Alternatives to War

    by Lawrence Wittner

    The Ukraine war points to the urgent need to reform the United Nations so it can serve as a true global organization with the power to ensure peace. 


  • Boris Johnson's Legacy? It's Complicated

    by Luke Reader

    The British constitution depends on adherence to norms and tradition commonly called the "good chap" principle. Johnson's ministry raised troubling questions about what happens when No. 10 Downing is occupied by a different sort of chap. 


  • Russians' Disapproval of Gorbachev Shouldn't Dominate How He is Remembered

    by Walter G. Moss

    The combination of post-Soviet hardship, resurgent nationalism, and the destructiveness of the Ukraine war have led many Americans to embrace Russians' dim view of Mikhail Gorbachev. A historian of Russia says the leader had his faults, but his furtherance of humane values has been underrated. 


  • Who and What to Believe about Ukraine?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war test our ability as citizens to be aware of our biases in search of information and understanding.