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World Policy Newsletter, Week of April 1

Around the World

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is using his armed forces and the reconstituted Janjaweed militia to intensify his genocidal campaign in Darfur. Ahmed H. Adam argues for an international campaign to end the violence and bring about democratic change.

In Kenya, many of the provisions for refugees codified by the country’s 2006 Refugees Act are being rolled back. With that legislation currently under review, Andrew Maina traces the development of Kenyan refugee law and argues that advocacy is required to halt the securitization of asylum space.

Meanwhile, Greenland has moved toward greater autonomy from Denmark over the past several years. Erica Dingman caught up with Inuuteq Holm Olsen, the first Greenlandic representative at the Embassy of Denmark to the United States, to discuss Greenland’s developing diplomatic ties with the U.S. and Canada.

Finally, on today's episode of World Policy On Air presents part one of a two-part special titled "Black and (Often) Blue in the EU," which features excerpts from a radio documentary by photojournalist Damaso Reyes, a World Policy Institute senior fellow. Part one focuses on the experiences of black Poles living in a historically homogeneous white society.

 

Around the Institute

The spring edition and 33rd volume of World Policy Journal was published on March 29. The issue, titled “Black Lives Matter Everywhere,” examines the movement to empower black lives around the world. With investigations into the influence of black power in the banlieues and the politicizing of black deaths in Latin America, the issue delves into the global system of exploitation and the roots of racism.

On April 6, WPI will host a talk titled “Turkey at a Crossroads” about the challenges Turkey faces as the country drifts toward authoritarianism under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The event will feature guest speakers Cenk Sidar, the founder and CEO of strategic advisory firm Sidar Global Advisors, and Emine Gozde Sevim, a critically acclaimed photographer and photojournalist. This event is by invitation only.

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Fellow Updates

Alon Ben-Meir will host an event at New York University on April 6 with Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily. He also published two recent columns for The Huffington Post, including an article about how Syria was swept by the merchants of death and a piece about how the EU must fight violent extremism on three fronts. Audio versions of his articles are available on SoundCloud.

Monique El-Faizy wrote for France 24 about how the attacks in Paris and Brussels highlight EU security challenges.

Michelle Fanzo recently completed a project with the United Nations Development Group to develop guidelines for implementing the global Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals at the country level. The approach will begin being piloted this year in 16 countries.

Nina Khrushcheva published an article (*paywall) for The Australian about how Hungary and Poland are emulating Putin 25 years after spurning the Soviets.

David Stevens spoke at an event on “Disaster Response and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa” at the New York University Wagner School for Public Service.

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