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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.
Many debates about drone strikes center around whether or not they are effective as weapons of war. Kerstin Fisk and Jennifer M. Ramos propose a definition of effectiveness that takes into account the repercussions for civilians in the long term, arguing that terrorist attacks in Pakistan increase significantly in surrounding areas following drone strikes.
Widespread illegal fishing by foreign vessels in Somali waters threatens the livelihoods of local fishers and could encourage a new wave of piracy. Yusuf Abdilahi Gulled discusses the challenges faced by Somali fishers along with potential local solutions.
Ghana's plan to feed its poorest children was undermined by individuals who repeatedly mismanaged budgets and ignored parental input. Ruba Ishak of the ONE Campaign explains how Ghana's Social Enterprise Development Fund (SEND) led the charge to ensure every schoolchild would receive a locally-sourced hot meal.
In an exclusive World Policy Journal Twitter Chat, we asked our panel of experts, contributors, and followers to weigh in on the Fall 2015 Big Question: “How will you country satisfy its food needs in the future?” Read the full #Foodfight conversation.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, a Doctors Without Borders hospital was hit by U.S. airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 22 people. In an article from World Policy Journal's Fall 2013 issue, Jason Cone and Françoise Duroch of Doctors Without Borders show that the failure of state and non-state actors to respect the right to medical care is not a new trend in conflict areas.
With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.N.'s Every Woman Every Child initiative seeks to actualize a series of goals regarding global health, gender equality, and education. Karina Taylor reports from the unveiling of the multi-stakeholder partnership to assess the challenges of implementing the program's core policy points.
Cuba’s efforts to become an increasingly engaged global actor go far beyond economic integration and the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United States. Renata Keller discusses the steps the island nation is taking, beginning with the brokering of the Colombia peace accords last week.
As Russia continues its airstrikes against the Islamic State, much of the discussion at the U.N. General Assembly has been focused on the ongoing Syrian civil war. Syria Deeply presents some of the best analyses of the Assembly’s deliberations on the issue.
From Guatemala’s elections to South Korea’s Arctic policy, we address a host of critical global issues in World Policy's weekly newsletter. Click through and subscribe today!
Ugandan factory Tororo Cement Limited is able to maintain low wages and poor job conditions by taking advantage of legal loopholes and an indifferent government. Patience Akumu argues that the case reflects the plight of workers throughout the country, a situation exacerbated by high unemployment rates and a lack of awareness about legal recourse for exploitative practices.
With the world’s population soaring past the 7 billion mark, a host of countries are finding it increasingly difficult to feed their people today, while laying the foundation for a future that promises to be even more crowded. On today's podcast, World Policy Journal Managing Editor Yaffa Fredrick discusses responses to the Big Question in the Journal's Fall 2015 issue: "How will your country satisfy its future food needs?"
We trust the data to tell us the truth, but what if the data tells multiple truths? James H. Nolt explains how strategic analysis can help us understand the present and more accurately predict the future.
The success of Guatemalan comedian-turned-presidential candidate Jimmy Morales is just the latest example of the influential role celebrities play in the political sphere. Ana Davila contends, however, that the comedian's lack of political experience may make him susceptible to special interests groups, which will do little to end the decades of corruption plaguing the Guatemalan presidency.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 32 percent of food produced around the globe is lost or wasted. The following infographic presents a regional breakdown, first described in World Policy Journal's “Map Room: Waste Not."
‘Women as Witness’ is nearing the end of its month-long run at TI Art Studios in Brooklyn. In a review of the photography exhibition, World Policy Journal’s Laurel Jarombek considers the role of female artists in fostering conversations about conflict, trauma, and gender roles.
The last ten days have seen an array of milestones for U.S.-Cuban relations. Lawrence Gutman argues that the recent papal visits, the suspension of sanctions, and the convening of a new U.N. General Assembly have inaugurated a new phase in bilateral reconciliation.
African nations are turning to Asia for partners in development. Robert MacPherson argues that with an increasingly heavy investment footprint spanning the length and breadth of the African continent, Malaysia is establishing itself as an important player in the emerging ASEAN-Africa nexus.
Interest in Arctic development is heating up, and countries outside the region’s geographical boundaries are becoming increasingly involved in Arctic affairs. Martin Kossa takes a look at South Korea’s Arctic policy, arguing that the nation is in an ideal position to facilitate cooperation between Asian countries and members of the Arctic Council.
Africa is facing a major crisis: the biggest segment of its population, its youth, are unable to find jobs. Misan Rewane, co-founder and CEO of WAVE, discusses this challenge and her organization's model for connecting unemployed youth with professional opportunities.
Between 2005 and 2008, only about a third of those in need had access to Ghana’s disability fund. Ruba Ishak of the ONE Campaign explains the key role that Social Enterprise Development (SEND) played in implementing transparency and improving efficiency in the deployment of public resources.
Weeks after Liberia was declared Ebola-free for the second time this year, the country's musicians union is celebrating those artists who first helped to raise awareness about the outbreak and continue to support their neighbors in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Ebola Deeply captures the scene at one of the union's recent tribute events.
A new shelling campaign by the Syrian government's air force has inflicted heavy civilian casualties in Aleppo's opposition-controlled areas. Syria Deeply examines rescue efforts by the Syrian Civil Defense and provides a glimpse into the life of Aleppo's residents.
From U.N. Security Council reform to climate migration, we address a host of critical global issues in World Policy's weekly newsletter. Click through and subscribe today!
Artisanal gold mining directly employs an estimated 200,000 people in Burkina Faso, with up to five times as many working in associated services. Peter Dörrie examines the laborers' abysmal conditions and argues for a restructuring of the mining industry.
On today's episode, World Policy Senior Fellow Elmira Bayrasli discusses her recently released book, "Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places." Profiling seven entrepreneurs in seven countries, Bayrasli explains how the next Steve Jobs is just as likely to come from Lagos or Nairobi as he is from Silicon Valley.
- Going Beyond the Strike
- Illegal Fishing in the Shadow of Piracy
- Improving Nutrition for Ghanaian Children
- WPJ Live: Twitter Chat #Foodfight
- Don't Shoot the Ambulance: Medicine in the Crossfire
- Improving the Lives of “Every Woman, Every Child”
- Cuba Ascending
- U.N. General Assembly: Analyses of Syria
- World Policy Newsletter, Week of October 2nd
- From Dreams to Demons
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