Laleh Khalili writes a blog for e-flux on oil shipping during COVID.
Laleh Khalili reports on the over 100,000 sailors who are quarantined on their ships, unable to return home or access adequate medical care.
Cristina Dragomir writes about how the largest national lockdown in India’s history has affected a nomadic community in Tamil Nadu.
Sophie Harman offers her Global Health reading list for those who are looking to understand the context of the current crisis.
Sophie Harman argues that if the UK government is serious about responding to the COVID-19 health emergency it needs to stop seeing it in purely health terms and act now to stop it spilling over into a humanitarian concern.
The practice of twinning towns and other communities has often been viewed as a cultural or leisure-based activity. Now though, Brexit has drawn the political side of twinning into sharper public focus. Some people are pressing to erase their towns’ longstanding relationships with European partners. Others have doubled down on their international commitments, trying to show that their community remains open and inclusive. Here Holly Ryan argues that town-twinning has always been political.
Liz Chatterjee is interviewed by Utathya Chattopadhyaya for Asian Studies about her new article, “The Asian Anthropocene: Electricity and Fossil Developmentalism,”
Last month the Italian far right failed to seize the left-wing bastion of Emilia-Romagna. But the election results raise wider challenges for the resistance to rising populism. Marzia Maccaferri and Andrea Mammone write about Salvini and Italian elections.
Last summer Holly Ryan wrote about her interviews with labour activists in the Gambia protesting against the environmental degradations and labour exploitations that sometimes accompany Chinese investments in Africa
By Marie Beauchamps, on the complexities of deprivation of citizenship in the UK