Richard Sudan

Richard Sudan covers human rights and American foreign affairs for the Editorial Board. Based in London, his reporting has appeared in The Guardian, Independent and others. Find him @richardsudan.

As the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial gets underway, remember this. He was lynched. That’s not overstating what happened

October 27, 2021 /

Three white men were clearly supremely confident of being afforded every protection by the state of Georgia’s legal apparatus.

How are we going to explain to Haitian kids what the US did to their parents? That democracy is a nice idea, applicable to some?

October 19, 2021 /

America’s insatiable paranoia over border security.

Why isn’t the full force of the US government being brought down on the Proud Boys? Democracy and freedom demand it

September 29, 2021 /

The FBI has the means, but not the will.

Haitians should not be sent to Guantanamo

September 23, 2021 /

Nobody should.

Let the Haitians in, all of them

September 20, 2021 /

The United States owes them that much.

Let’s be honest. The same barbarous migrant policies that characterized Trump’s tenure are operating at full speed in Biden’s

September 14, 2021 /

Border policies should start with safeguarding human life.

In Afghanistan, occupation isn’t the only thing the US should end. It should end sanctions, too

August 24, 2021 /

The United Nations Human Rights Council calls on America and its global allies to stop “the punishment of innocent civilians.”

When it comes to treatment of Haitians, there’s little difference between Biden and Trump

August 10, 2021 /

By sending them back to poverty, detainment, persecution or worse, the US forfeits the moral high ground regarding human rights.  

On Cuba, Biden must keep his promise

July 30, 2021 /

Lift sanctions. End the embargo. Empower the Cuban people.

Biden and Harris are wrong on the border

June 22, 2021 /

Pandering to lies serves no one, writes Richard Sudan