Germany and the Rise of the Right

AfD's poster in Schleswig-Holstein, "Islam does not belong to Germany. The freedom of the woman is not negotiable!" Source: Wikimedia Commons At the end of October, the eastern Germany city of Dresden passed a resolution declaring a “Nazi emergency.” A largely symbolic measure, city council members hoped to highlight the far-right attitudes and violence present there. Meanwhile, Mayor Andreas Hollstein of Altena has been a forthright critic of the far-right ever since he was stabbed in the neck over his pro-immigrant status back in 2017. Suffice to say, Germans have become increasingly concerned about the rise of the far-right and the consequences thereof. Amid this backdrop of concern stan

Saudi Activists Loujain Al-Hathloul and Fahad Albutairi: A Visual Timeline

From left to right, Fahad Albutairi and Loujain Al-Hathloul On April 25th, 2016, young crown prince MohammadBin Salman announced the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030. Recognizing a historic dependency on oil wealth and foreign labor, Bin Salman launched this program to diversify and nationalize the Kingdom’s economy. Among the systematic overhauls of Saudi society included full-scale growth of the entertainment industry, as well as lifting the controversial ban on women driving. Soon after, Bin Salman rose to prominence as a “young progressive,” pushing Saudi Arabia forward and making it a more comfortable, sanitized ally to its historicWestern partners. Yet, Saudi Arabia’s biggest young progress

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