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Joshua Levkowitz
Journalists are breaking through the Assad regime's information blockade.


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James Courtright
The new leaders may be under international sanctions, but most Guineans are happy to see the end of their old regime.


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Astha Rajvanshi
Rising sea levels and heavy storms are displacing millions in the world’s largest delta.


Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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Can the 1980s Soviet war help Americans understand how the US-led conflict should be remembered?


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Former fellow Joel Millman revisits his old stomping ground three decades after major change swept the world.


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Former ICWA fellow Neri Zilber lays out what matters most in the country’s evolving political drama.


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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 discussion about the front lines of democracy. Produced by ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group , with The German Marshall Fund, in Washington.

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