Ali Raj

A 2016 law, ostensibly aimed at combating voter fraud, is widely seen as helping President Hilda Heine, a staunch China critic and a pro-US voice in a land showing signs of rethinking its ties with Washington.

In Pakistan, Ahmadis have been subjected to routine violence and discrimination and are not even allowed to call themselves Muslim. But in a tiny corner of Micronesia they have finally found peace