Temporary by Kalyani Ramnath

An island located thirty-seven miles off the coast of Bangladesh has become the focus of international scrutiny. In April 2020, news agencies reported that boats carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar were adrift in the in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, making their way towards Thailand and Malaysia. These governments refused to let the passengers of the ill-fated vessels disembark, citing fears that refugees might be carriers for COVID-19 . . . .

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Border-making and nation-building in interwar Europe by Marcel Garboś

Before the First World War ended in 1918, the two banks of Teschen, a city in the Austrian-ruled Kingdom of Silesia, were linked by three main bridges spanning the Olza River. The oldest of them, which had evolved architecturally since the fifteenth century, ran through the heart of the idyllic old town . . . .

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