A three-day ceasefire to mark the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Fitr in Khartoum appears to be dead in the water as fighting continues in the Sudanese capital. According to the World Health Organization, more than 330 people have been killed over the past week. Now, with reports emerging that arms are being sent from Egypt and Libya, there are growing fears the situation could develop into a civil war that could draw in regional powers.
Longy School of Music of Bard College student, pianist, and composer Arson Fahim has curated a concert in celebration of Afghanistan’s rich musical legacy. Presented by Longy, “Concert in Solidarity with Afghan Musicians” will take place in person at Cambridge First Church on March 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET—the eve of Nowruz, the Persian New Year—and will be free and open to the public. Continue reading
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent speech to the Communist Party Congress could be one of the most consequential of the decade. He told the audience – and the world – that his economic growth-crushing zero-COVID policy is here to stay, and that Beijing is more determined than ever to reunify with Taiwan, peacefully if possible and by force if necessary.