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Anastasiia Carrier

Anastasiia Carrier is a Detroit-based freelance reporter. She earned an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her work has appeared in Politico Magazine, The Wire China and The Radcliffe Magazine.

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In the Taliban’s Afghanistan, it’s not uncommon for three women to share a hospital bed. Nor is it rare for premature babies to share incubators. This occurs in the most developed city, the capital of Kabul, and all over the …

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Cindy McCain, the executive director of the Rome-based World Food Program, met with some of her staff online, taking questions and hearing comments from an office in Jordan regarding her recent responses to the Israel-Hamas conflict and the agency’s work …

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A new letter circulating among World Food Program employees is questioning the ethics of Cindy McCain, the program’s executive director, after she attended a forum honoring the people of Israel recently. The letter reflects the intensifying controversies hitting the United …

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Russia Blames the West, an ‘Empire of Lies,’ for All Global Ills —  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov used his speech on Saturday, toward the end of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate, to recite many of the Kremlin’s …

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Fatima Gailani, a pre-eminent Afghan woman activist, believes that engagement with Taliban is essential, but that doesn’t imply recognition. She says: “In my religion, in my national interest, …

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The International Criminal Court has just issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s children’s rights commissioner, for the alleged crime of unlawfully deporting and transferring Ukrainian children from the occupied territories of the country to …

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Since the start of the full-fledged war in Ukraine in February, Russian forces have abducted hundreds of Ukrainians and placed them in the Russian incarceration system. Many of the people that have been seized are civilians, including children. …

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Russia’s war in Ukraine is casting a long shadow on the debates and negotiations at the United Nations climate change conference, known as COP27, happening now in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Russia has been using its participation at the forum to …

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Marat Gabidullin is throwing open the door on the notorious Wagner Group, the Russian quasi-private army that operates in the shadows and doesn’t exist on paper. When he released his memoir in April in French, describing his time as a …

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When a Belarusian official presented the country’s flattering self-assessment at a forum on sustainable development held at the United Nations in July, Anastasia Kostyugova was there to push back. “[The government] blindly manipulates statistics to portray Belarus as a happy …

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The presence of the Russian state-linked Wagner Group mercenaries in the diamond-rich Central African Republic has been bloody. Now it seems that Russia has used its power in the United Nations Security Council to protect its exploits and geostrategic interests …

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