Best Drupal HostingBest Joomla HostingBest Wordpress Hosting
FOLLOW US

 

 

WORLD POLICY BOOKS

 

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. 

 

FOCUS ON

The  World Policy Institute understands that policymakers and opinion leaders need creative ways to catalyze innovation and engage wider coalitions in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  By working with artists focused on the same issues, this cross-cutting initiative seeks to build a new, collaborative model for social change. 

AddToAny
Share/Save
WORLD POLICY BLOG
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.
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.
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.
WORLD VIEWS

In the past week, Israeli-Palestinian violence reached a new peak, with Hamas launching rockets indiscriminately into Israel and the Israeli military responding with intense defensive airstrikes in Gaza. What would it take for a ceasefire and ultimately a peace-deal between the two countries? Yaffa Fredrick, managing editor at World Policy Journal, appeared on Al Jazeera America on July 12, 2014 to discuss the crisis engulfing a region all too familiar with conflict.

Though Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire in 2012, the two parties failed to negotiate a more permanent settlement. While Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has overseen the creation of a unity government with Fatah and Hamas, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains steadfast in his decision not to negotiate with a government that includes Hamas representation. Thus, because peace negotiations never gained momentum, Fredrick argues that the 2012 ceasefire inevitably was going to be broken.

The continuing violence reveals how seemingly irreconcilable the goals between Israel’s government and Hamas are. In dealing with these opposing goals, Fredrick argues outside political actors become indispensable. Though not a neutral actor, the United States has historically been a major player in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It also has the political and financial clout to usher in change.

Can the current leaders broker peace, or does the conflict require a change in leadership? The fact that Netanyahu refuses to sit down with the current Palestinian leadership, as well as Abbas’s failure to curb Hamas violent resistance, suggests that a change of leadership may, in fact, be necessary. As events unfold in the coming weeks, the world eagerly awaits for and end to the violence.

July 21, 2014
AROUND WPI

 

Around the Table


Rahul Sagar on behalf of Prof. Kishore Mahbubani, Special Guest Julia Ormond, and World Policy Institute Chairman John Watts May 2, 2013

Andelman on Libya

 

Andelman on Libya


World Policy Journal Editor David Andelman is interviewed about the Libyan uprising on CBS News.

 

Every Nation for Itself


WPI Senior Fellow Ian Bremmer argues that we are not witnessing the descent of the United States, but rather the beginning of a leaderless world.

La Cienega: Ecuador's Childless Village Santiago Arcos Veintimilla, a Magnum Fellow photographer, captures La Cienega, Ecuador, a town that has lost its future in the wake of all but unfettered urban migration. 

 

Intern at World Policy


Want to join our team? Looking for an experience at one of the most highly sought-after internships for ambitious students? Application details here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

No upcoming events at this time.