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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. 


Commandeering the Copa America

As South America's continental soccer tournament, the Copa America, progresses to the finals, the indigenous Mapuche people of southern Chile continue to use their country's role as the host nation to further their political goals. Jordan Palmer outlines some of the core issues facing the Mapuche community today by focusing on Western economic influences.

The Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day

For Lebanese people, this upcoming Fourth of July marks the ninth National Tabbouleh Day, an official holiday for celebrating the national dish of Tabbouleh. Founder of the National Tabbouleh Day Ricardo Mbarko tells his story of creating this holiday and how it has brought Lebanese people together in the conflict-torn country.

Countering Human Trafficking in Uganda

Following the insurgency in northern Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army, victims of war crimes and human trafficking were left homeless and stigmatized. Agnes Igoye writes about the Huts for Peace initiative, which she founded to empower and shelter survivors through community building projects.

Egyptian Journalists: Torture, Abuse, and a Culture of Fear

A recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalist details the alarmingly high rates of imprisonment and torture of Egyptian journalists. Drawing on this report, Callie Plapinger highlights the corruption of the Egyptian government and suggests alternative methods to achieving freedom of press.

Iran's Red Lines

As the targeted deadline for achieving a nuclear weapons program deal with Iran draws near, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just overplayed his hand in what could turn out to be a historic misjudgment. William Beecher outlines the situation while explaining America’s few remaining options.

Ebola: Five Minutes With Dr. Facinet Yattara

In Bokè, Guinea, a recent uprising has raised concerns regarding government interaction with Ebola patients. Dr. Facinet Yattara, the regional coordinator from the National Ebola Response Center, discusses the implications of and causes behind this violent incident, and predicts future government responses to disease management.

World Policy Newsletter, Week of June 26th

From the fight against Boko Haram to the Pope's encyclical on climate change, we address a variety of critical issues in World Policy's weekly newsletter. Click through and subscribe today!

Plan Nord: A Model for Sustainable Development

On Tuesday, World Policy Institute and the Government of Québec held a private discussion featuring the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard. The Premier detailed his most recent initiative, Plan Nord, which seeks to sustainably develop the Québecois region north of the 49th parallel.

World Policy On Air, Ep. 21: The Transition to Renewables

On today's podcast, legendary environmentalist Lester R. Brown discusses the uphill battle to address climate change with host David Alpern and how Pope Francis's recent encyclical on the issue is helping to change minds.

Private Credit and Inflation

In the latest installment of his blog, James H. Nolt dispels the myth that inflation is caused by "too much money chasing too few goods,” instead attributing the event to credit supply. For this reason, he argues, profit and vulnerability of extreme bull and bear positions have the ability to drives economies to the precipice of crisis.

Planting Seeds of Democracy in Myanmar

As Burmese citizens prepare to cast their vote in the October 2015 general election, the international community remains skeptical of Burma's capacity for democracy. Yet Tanvi Mani of Fair Observer contends the election does offer a unique opportunity to begin restoring the “rule of law” and address gross human rights violations with standards of normative justice.

Infographic: The Transition to Renewables

Fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable energy sources are the major players in the global market of energy supply and demand—each with their advantages and drawbacks. The following infographic presents some of the most stark facts from our summer article, “Kicking the Oil Addiction: Fact & Fiction."

Follow the Zebra: An Interview with Philippe Brunot

Independent filmmaker Philippe Brunot talks with World Policy Journal about "Follow the Zebra," the first installment in a new film series about the lives of gem seekers around the world. Brunot expounds on his hopes for what audiences will take away from the film and the problematic politics of Tanzanian mining.

Syrians Caught Along the Turkish Border

While the Islamic State continues its Syrian campaign, many of the country’s citizens have fled to the Turkish border in hopes of escaping conflict. Syria Deeply shares the plight of these refugees, many of whom are without food, water, or other basic necessities.

The European Union in the Arctic

Despite efforts to increase its influence, the European Union is often excluded from major decision making on matters related to the Arctic. Duncan Depledge discusses the nuances that characterize the EU's relationship with the Arctic and how the Union can play a more effective role in its future.

Reintegrating Boko Haram

As Nigeria debates post-conflict reintegration options for Boko Haram, Tarila Marclint Ebiede examines the effect of the Niger Delta peace program on public opinion. He argues that the Nigerian government should develop a nonviolent alternative for Boko Haram, but that it must be community-based and context-specific.

WPJ Live: Twitter Chat #ClimatesCliff

In an exclusive World Policy Journal Twitter Chat, we asked our panel of experts, contributors, and followers to weigh in on our latest issue's Big Question: "Who has the most to lose from climate change in your country?" We share some of the highlights from our #ClimatesCliff conversation.

Dancing to Reconcile

On the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, choreographers Robin Becker and Le Vu Long set out to set out to create a dance repertoire that could express the conflict's lasting and painful legacy. Gloria Hage, Executive Director of Robin Becker Dance, reflects upon the resonating message of this project.

Embargo Politics and Public Consensus

While polls in the U.S. and Cuba show strong public support for normalized relations between the two countries, entrenched interests in Cuban and congressional leadership are standing in the way of any future diplomatic progress. In order to overcome obstructionists, bipartisan lobbying groups like Engage Cuba are helping to educate and engage U.S. lawmakers on the benefits of normalization.

Ebola: Freetown's Market Traders Feel the Squeeze

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma announced that he would relax key emergency measures implemented to minimize Ebola’s spread. Ebola Deeply talks to local Sierra Leoneans about the impact of this change.

World Policy Newsletter, Week of June 19, 2015

From the efficacy of sanctions on Russia to Erdoğan's recent electoral failure in Turkey, we address a variety of critical issues in World Policy's weekly newsletter. Click through and subscribe today!

The Myth of the Money Supply

Most economics courses teach that central banks are able to regulate money supply, while largely ignoring other players in the market. In the latest installment of his blog, James H. Nolt takes a closer look at these agents, demonstrating how the private struggle between bears and bulls can influence inflation, unemployment, and other macroeconomic variables.

The Necessity of Iraqi Sunni Independence

The victimization and mistreatment of the Iraqi Sunni communities by the Shiite government has not only posed a great obstacle to combating the Islamic State but also intensified the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Alon Ben-Meir argues that the independence of Iraqi Sunnis is necessary to ensure stability in Iraq and the region.

World Policy On Air, Ep. 20: "Ending the European Refugee Crisis"

On today’s podcast, does solving the refugee crisis playing out in the Mediterranean Sea require a more holistic approach from EU member states? Host David Alpern asks Sophie des Beauvais of the Fondation Pour l’innovation Politique in Paris about this issue, which she wrote about in her most recent World Policy article, “Ending the European Refugee Crisis.”

In Sierra Leone, Graduating Under Ebola

In May, the University of Sierra Leone held its annual graduation ceremony despite the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Although the students quietly celebrated, this was no typical graduation: handshakes with the chancellor, Sierra Leone's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, were banned, and buckets of chlorine and hand sanitizer were on display. Cinnatus Dumbaya spoke to three new graduates.
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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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