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Nearly 2 million Kenyan children attend private, community, and faith schools that operate outside the formal regulatory structure. Chris Wamalwa, a member of Kenya's National Assembly, explains why registering these informal schools is critical to improving education access in under-served communities.
On May 11, officials from across the Arctic gathered to mark the handover of Arctic Council leadership from the United States to Finland. Erica M. Dingman notes how even amid geopolitical tensions between Arctic states, the international forum has remained a space for diplomacy and cooperation on critical regional issues.
Oil has continued to warp the Venezuelan economy since the first reserve was discovered in 1914, as the government spends massive amounts of oil revenues without saving for the future. World Policy Journal spoke with former Caracas-based correspondent Raúl Gallegos about Venezuelans' relationship with the government and with oil over the past century, as well as how these dynamics are playing out during the country's current political crisis.

In an interview with Jennifer Ramos of World Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University, Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, discusses economic development, the new Thai constitution, regional relations, and the need for dialogue between opposing factions to resolve the current tensions in the Southeast Asian nation.

February 28, 2017
Texas A&M University


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