Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at IPS. He researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration. Khury graduated from the Clark University Graduate School of Geography in Massachusetts, after completing a dissertation that focused on militarization and sovereignty. He is one of the co-authors and organizers of the 2015 Black Solidarity with Palestine statement, which was signed by over 1,100 Black activists, artists, and scholars.
How Ordinary Americans Can Welcome Migrants and Refugees With Open Arms
In 2015, ordinary Europeans welcomed refugees with open arms. Will we do the same with the caravan from Central America?
In Yemen, Trump Is Taking Tolerance for War Crimes to a New Level
Those of us who oppose the war in Yemen must dig in for a serious fight.
As Authoritarians Band Together, We Need a Global Opposition Movement
From Trump to Putin, Netanyahu to Duterte, and around the world, democratic rights are under attack.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Backing the Yemen War—It’s Helping Trap Those Forced to Flee
How the United States is helping Oman militarize its border with Yemen.
Both Parties Help Trump Boost War Spending
From dealing weapons abroad to developing nuclear arms at home, Democrats and Republicans have something in common.
Given What the U.S. Has Done to the World, It Should Be Letting All Refugees In
The U.S. is slamming the door on people forcibly displaced by American interventions.