Khury Petersen-Smith

Khury Petersen-Smith

Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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We should match—and go beyond—their boldness, in defending the right to migrate as fundamental to humanity.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Progressives Should Support Open Borders—With No Apology
When President Donald Trump claimed in his State of the Union Address that “wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders, while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards,” it was his latest of countless efforts to accuse Democrats and liberals of being “soft” on migration. Like...
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
The US Isn't Just Backing the Yemen War—It's Helping Trap Those Forced to Flee
By now, the images are infamous: stunned, bloodied Yemeni children arriving at the hospital after their summer camp bus was bombed by Saudi aircraft. The United States is deeply implicated in that August 9 attack, which killed 54 people — most of them children. Fragments from the bomb bear the...
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Protesters march against the Muslim ban in Washington, DC. (Photo: Masha George / Washington, DC) Views
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Given What the U.S. Has Done to the World, It Should Be Letting All Refugees In
People across the United States and around the world have been rightly outraged by U.S. federal agencies’ detention of migrants and separation of their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Shortly after, the Supreme Court’s ruled to uphold the Trump administration’s racist travel ban on several...
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