Exodus from Lebanon

David Kenner

As the country’s best and brightest flee, those who remain are finding it even more difficult to pick up the pieces.


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A model Indian state comes undoneA model Indian state comes undone

A model Indian state comes undone

Astha Rajvanshi
Once touted for its development, Gujarat has suffered some of the pandemic’s worst losses.


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Gender discrimination is plaguing El Salvador

Elizabeth Hawkins
Stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes are making girls vulnerable to abuse and persecution.


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India’s Covid disaster up close

Astha Rajvanshi
Losing a loved one to the coronavirus as the pandemic’s deadly second wave engulfs millions of Indians.


Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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India’s foreign aid dilemma

The international community is eager to help the country emerge from its devastating second wave of Covid. But distributing supplies is proving challenging.


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Reframing the US immigration ‘crisis’

Both the nature and root causes of migration are misunderstood, former ICWA fellow Amelia Frank-Vitale says.


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Taking stock of Egypt’s failed revolution

Former ICWA fellow Jonathan Guyer reflects on the country’s authoritarian turn.


From the Field Podcast

We take you around the world with ICWA fellows studying cultures, societies and globally important issues in depth.


Advancing America's global role

The Institute of Current World Affairs has sent outstanding young women and men abroad to acquire deep knowledge of foreign societies for over 90 years. They have become some of America's leading experts in global cultures and affairs.

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The Cable Podcast

The transatlantic wire on security and democracy. A production of ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group in Washington.

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Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Congresswoman, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (ICWA fellow in India, 1994-1996)
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