Doug Bock Clark
The Rohingya have been stripped of citizenship, prevented from having children, and systematically murdered. But as Doug Bock Clark writes for The Guardian, many nations are loath to describe these atrocities as genocide, because doing so would compel them to “prevent and punish it” under the Genocide Convention of the United Nations. “If the United States were to label attacks against the Rohingya a genocide," Doug writes, "it could potentially commit the Trump administration to using the American military to defend Muslim refugees at the same time it is trying to ban them from entering the country.”
There’s been a long struggle to get mental illnesses recognized as a major global health challenge. Joanne Silberner tells the story—and gauges the impact of recent changes—for Discover Magazine.
The challenges for an American mother raising two autistic children in Morocco are complex. They include finding a suitable school and helping the kids adjust in a language they don’t understand. Jackie Spinner writes a personal account for The Washington Post.