Devastating Mogadishu Bombing Could Cause Significant Political Aftershocks
The attack on the Somali capital could further destabilize an already tenuous governmental situation in the East African nation.
The Week in Photos: From a Memorial in Nevada to a Swim in Somalia
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
The Country's First Somali-American Legislator and Her Politics of Inclusivity
Ilhan Omar is fighting xenophobic politics to make Minneapolis—and her country—a better place.
When Culture’s Soft Power Confronts Hard Limits
Music- and art-based outreach programs have been successful in combating extremism in cities like Minneapolis, but they're facing a roadblock. Stringent visa standards from the State Department are blocking many foreign artists from entering the country, and harming communities that need these programs the most.
The Legal Loophole Pirates Used to Nab Captain Phillips
Why was an aid ship sailing through pirate-infested waters without an escort?
Welcome to Shelbyville: Loving, Fearing Thy Neighbors
In the documentary film "Welcome to Shelbyville," a small Tennessee town deals with an influx of residents from Somalia.