Overtourism on the rise

Global tourism is a booming industry. But in a growing number of places around the world, the surge in tourism is too much of a good...

The information siege of Kashmir

For more than two months, the Indian government has managed to largely cut off the 8 million people of Jammu and Kashmir from the outside...

The expanding right to be forgotten

Picture the most humiliating experience of your life. Now imagine that this awful moment was captured on video by someone else and posted online...

Western Sahara’s forgotten conflict

Nearly all of Africa was decolonized in the 1960s and 1970s. But there is one slice of the continent that wasn't. That's the sparsely populated...

The vape debate goes global

Juul and other e-cigarette makers are facing new limits on the sale of their products in the U.S. But internationally, vaping companies are looking...

South Africa’s xenophobia problem

South Africa's wealth and stability has drawn millions of migrants from elsewhere in Africa. Yet migration has tested the Rainbow Nation's unity and...

China’s surveillance state

China has a long history of conducting surveillance on its population. Yet technology is now allowing the government to keep tabs on its people in...