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In A Deluge of Consequences, the first World Policy e-book, intrepid journalist Jacques Leslie takes us along on a mythic, spell-binding trip to the bucolic kingdom of Bhutan, where the planet's next environmental disaster is set to unfold. 

 

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Undocumented Children: A U.S. Refugee Crisis

Escaping gang recruitment and violence, children from Central America are flooding into the U.S. at unprecedented rates. Rather than granting them temporary asylum, the U.S. treats these children as criminals, apprehending, detaining, and deporting them. Libby Leyden-Sussler argues that the U.S. needs to work with Central American leaders to address the roots of this crisis.

Kosovo’s First and (Maybe) Last Chance

Newly independent Kosovo still struggles to establish its democratic foundations, even after the promising parliamentary elections of June 2014. Chip Carey discusses why Kosovo's leaders must work together now to quell ethnic tension and government corruption, and thereby ensure the longevity of the Balkan state.

Does Central America Need a Marshall Plan?

Since 2011, over 50,000 unaccompanied children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to escape gang violence. Robert Valencia outlines policies that Central America countries and the U.S. should enact to combat this humanitarian crisis.

Weapons Unaccounted for in Afghanistan

According to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, hundreds of thousands of American weapons given to Afghanistan's security forces are mislabeled or entirely unaccounted for. Marguerite Ward reports on the troubling findings.

Interactive Presentation: Walking the Wall

The Fukushima nuclear disaster forced Japan to shut down its nuclear plants, leaving the country without a major source of energy. Paul Sullivan, in our Summer 2014 issue, proposed a series of sustainable solutions Japan could pursue to satisfy its growing energy demands. Now, World Policy Journal presents an interactive presentation on the issue.

Interactive Timeline: The Rise of the Renminbi

The Chinese yuan, also known as the renminbi, is poised to become a global reserve currency—a move that would drastically impact the world's fastest growing economy. World Policy Journal presents an interactive detailing the rise of the renminbi, drawing on reportage from our Summer 2014 issue.

An Aleppo Auto King, Now Selling Street Food

Before the violent civil war, Aleppo, Syria was a thriving economic and social hub. Now, former residents struggle to survive, uprooted and displaced. Sako, a former auto businessman who now sells food on the street, is an example of the war's impact on survivors. Karen Leigh of Syria Deeply captures his story.

Africa's Step Backward in International Law

Recently, African leaders passed a resolution granting themselves immunity from the newly created African Court of Justice and Human Rights. This resolution allows them to evade prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Sarah Logan reports on the impact this decision will have on African citizens.

Nigeria’s ‘Practically Non-Existent' Government

As Boko Haram continues to wreak havoc, the public is putting pressure on the Nigerian government to take action. But is the government capable of stopping the terrorist group? Carl Unegbu argues that the crisis created by Boko Haram may be the tipping point for Nigeria, forcing the government to more adequately address its citizens' needs.

Mexico: A View from Both Sides

For the last three years, photographer Encarni Pindado has been living in Mexico, documenting humanitarian issues with a particular focus on gender and migration. Asmara Pelupessy discusses Pindado's striking photographs of migratory dilemmas.

The Global Job Market: Leveling the Playing Field

As young professionals begin their job searches, they are discovering a more globalized marketplace of opportunities. But does the main tool used in employment, the résumé, give all job seekers a fair shot? Or does it favor domestic applicants? Kayvon Kaviani, co-founder of YouFolio, discusses.

MH17: Russia's Slipping Grip

The downing of MH17 is a foreign policy disaster for Vladimir Putin and shows how little control he has over Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels. Konrad Putzier argues that Putin's loss of influence has been apparent for months and may lead him to send his army across the border.

Could a New U.S. Strategy Bring Peace?

Since the U.S.-led peace talks in the Middle East failed in May, violence has escalated between Hamas and Israel. Andrew Wilson and Alison Wakelin argue that Secretary of Defense John Kerry must restart peace negotiations. But this time, they argue, Kerry needs to take a new approach, engaging otherwise ignored political actors.

Gaza Through a Strategic Prism

The Israeli military campaign against Hamas in Gaza may be much more ambitious than depicted in mainstream media. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist William Beecher explores what makes Operation Protective Edge different from previous military campaigns against Hamas.

The Downed Airliner, Putin, and History

As investigations into the July 17 crash of flight MH17 continue, the world grows increasingly skeptical that Russia was not somehow involved. Andrew Nagorski draws a parallel between the recent crash and the 1983 crash of Korean flight 007, an attack Russia launched. Nagorski argues that Putin needs to take responsibility for the role Russia had in the Malaysia Airlines tragedy rather then engage in a 1980s style of faulty denialism.

Questioning the Israeli-Palestinian Status Quo

As Israel Defense Forces continue a ground offensive in Gaza, Hamas shows no signs of stopping rockets attacks into Israel. Harrison Stetler asks, can both Israelis and Palestinians afford to maintain the status quo, a repetitive cycle of violence and failed attempts at peace negotiations?

Infographic: Kenya's Child Care in Crisis

In our Summer 2014 issue, Sabrina Natasha Premji documented Kenya's child care crisis. Highlighting some of the most startling facts from Premji's report, World Policy Journal presents an infographic detailing the need for private and public funding to help women take care of their children.

Tunneling to Survive: The Inside Story

In World Policy Journal's Summer 2014 issue, Ahmed Deeb documents the life of a 12-year-old smuggler, moving illicit material and cargo through the tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. Now, in an effort to curb Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has deployed troops to dismantle similar tunnels between Gaza and Israel. World Policy Journal gets the inside story by Deeb's highly risky photographic endeavor.

Infographic: Rising Remittances

Remittances are an increasingly important source of external financing for developing countries. In an exclusive infographic, World Policy Journal tracks inflows to three of the world's most remittance-dependent countries: Jordan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Nepal.

Five Arctic Myths Debunked

The Arctic is a region increasingly important in political, economic, and environmental discourse. And yet, it is also the subject of much misinformation. The World Economic Forum takes five of the most common myths about the Arctic and sets the record straight.

Greece to Challenge Russia's Energy Role in EU

The Ukrainian crisis has drastically changed the European Union’s energy relations with Russia. Now the EU is seeking to distance itself from politically-tense Russia and bolster its own energy markets. To accomplish these goals, Greece, an unlikely actor, is taking center stage. Panos Chatzinikolaou reports.

Hong Kong's Warning Signs for South Africa

As thousands of citizens protest China's encroaching role in Hong Kong, anti-Beijing sentiment is hitting an all time high in the special administrative region. Ufrieda Ho argues that South Africa, a country increasingly intertwined with China, should take notice of Hong Kong's growing frustration.

Argentina's Black Market: Currency

In "Argentina: Driven Black," from our Summer 2014 Issue, Meredith Hoffmann argues that Argentina's black currency market will continue to thrive until government reforms fix the country's financial woes. In an exclusive infographic, World Policy Journal lays out the compelling argument in visual form.

Photo Essay: Inside Syria's City of Tents

A series of chemical attacks on April 11, 2014 killed hundreds of Syrians in the town of Kafr Zita, forcing thousands more to seek asylum in the nearby Atmeh refugee camp. Photojournalist Ahmed Deeb reports on the destitute conditions, and why many refugees are choosing to stay.

Chile: A Potential Leader in Clean Energy?

The Chilean government recently rejected the controversial HidroAysén dam project - a clear win for environmental activists. But now, the country must find other energy sources to meet rising consumption demands. Cleo Abramian reports on Chile's possible pivot towards clean energy.
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Little Rabbit Be Good 


Chinese artist Wang Bo—known by his nom-de-plume Pi San —takes on the Chinese establishment with a daring graphic novelette.


Fleeing Burma 


Saiful Huq Omi documented the lives of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Britain in World Policy Journal's Summer 2011 issue.


Political Murals of Cuba 


Damaso Reyes takes a tour of political murals in Havana. Is the writing on the wall for the state monopoly on public advertising in Cuba?

Islam and Chechnya 


In our Spring 2012 issue, we featured a portfolio by Diana Markosian of the pervasiveness of Islam in everyday life in Chechnya.

        

Hunger: The Price of Rebellion

 

Philippine photojournalist Veejay Villafranca captures the hunger crisis on the island of Mindanao, a legacy of decades of secular and religious conflict.

 

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