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.
In Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow Ian Bremmer illustrates a historic shift in the international system and the world economy—and an unprecedented moment of global uncertainty.
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By Cameron S. Parsons
On July 9, a new nation was born.
Iranian officials have closed down a factory that was producing figurines of citizens who died in election protests last year. The factory’s managing director, known only by his initials H.M., had campaigned for an opposition candidate in the elections and made the statuettes to commemorate those who had been killed in their aftermath.