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After the collapse of the Islamic State’s caliphate in March, tens of thousands of children have become displaced and are now living in a camp outside the city of al-Hol in northeast Syria. Conditions are grim. Roughly 65% of those displaced are under the age of 12, more than 20,000 are less than 5 years old, and hundreds appear to be orphaned. Around 11,000 of the children aged 6 to 18 have not been exposed to formal education for at least five years, and have little to do except play in the camp’s dusty and desolate alleyways. Robin Wright recently visited the camp for FP to provide a lens on life there. Read her story in our bio.
“We have to seek change and difference, and my way is my art.” For years, mainland China-born @Badiucao tried to keep his identity a secret. His name is pseudonym, he cut off contact with his family, and he never allowed his face to published. His art was far too dangerous. But in 2018, just before the opening of his first exhibit in Hong Kong, the Chinese government discovered Badiucao’s real identity and tracked down his family in mainland China. The exhibit was canceled and Badiucao became under threat from the state. Now, Badiucao reveals his face for the first time in a new documentary by Australian filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe. He hopes his art can change the future. Take a look at some of his most iconic works above. To read more about Badiucao, follow the link in our bio.
Industrial espionage has a loooooooong history—and is a frequent accomplice to the rise of empires. In the latest Foreign Policy print issue, we travel through time from 500 B.C. to today to see how much has changed (and hasn’t) about this world. Follow the bio link to read online. Credit: @valerio_pellegrini_
Meet Fialka, the Soviet Union’s (more powerful) answer to the German Enigma machine. With 10 rotating letter wheels and 500 trillion possible codes, Fialka was in use up until the 1990s. Its story is told in this month’s Foreign Policy magazine. Follow the link in our bio for more. Credit: KGB Espionage Museum
Today marks 33 years since the Chernobyl disaster, when a nuclear reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power plant with devastating consequences. The immediate “Zona” around the nuclear site is still uninhabitable, but FP travelled to the areas bordering the disaster zone in what is now Belarus for at look at how life has unfolded for those still living the consequences. Full story in our bio.
The Ilkhom Theater in Uzbekistan has survived the fall of the USSR and the murder of its founder, and yet, it still faces threats to its survival. FP went behind the scenes of Tashkent’s longest-running independent theater for a deeper look. For the full story, check our bio. 📸Photos by @matildegattoni for FP. Story by @matteo.fagotto📝
Soccer in Haiti, asylum seekers in Mexico, a rescued lion in Gaza, protesters in Sudan, and remembrance in Rwanda. Take a trip around the world in photos—link to more in our bio. Chandan Khanna/Guillermo Arias/Said Khatib/Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images
Cadets in Moscow, protests in Johannesburg and the Golan Heights, a festival in Mexico, and a giant panda in China. Take a trip around the world in photos—link to more in our bio. AFP/Getty Images by Mladen Antonov, Jalaa Marey, Pedro Pardo, and Mads Claus Rasmussen.