Home

Popular support for Guinea’s coup is real

James Courtright

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

Read More...

Read More

Dispatches

The latest from the institute’s fellows writing about India, Greece, Saudi Arabia and Syrians in exile. Sign up for emails to follow their research.

Learn More
Climate change is forcing Indian fishermen to keep rebuilding their homesClimate change is forcing Indian fishermen to keep rebuilding their homes

Climate change is forcing Indian fishermen to keep rebuilding their homes

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

Read More...

Greece’s overlooked Evros seeks a larger roleGreece’s overlooked Evros seeks a larger role

Greece’s overlooked Evros seeks a larger role

Steven Tagle
Locals want to put a positive spin on the decades-old threat ‘I will send you to Evros!’

Read More...

Syrian merchants carve out their place in TurkeySyrian merchants carve out their place in Turkey

Syrian merchants carve out their place in Turkey

Joshua Levkowitz
As the war in Syria drags on, most who fled the conflict have no plans to return.

Read More...


Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

Read More
Lessons from AfghanistanLessons from Afghanistan

Lessons from Afghanistan

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

Read More...

Returning to Central AmericaReturning to Central America

Returning to Central America

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

Read More...

After Israel’s ‘extraordinary’ spring, what’s next?After Israel’s ‘extraordinary’ spring, what’s next?

After Israel’s ‘extraordinary’ spring, what’s next?

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

Read More...

From the Field Podcast

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

ICWA Logo

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.

Learn More


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.

I firmly believe what the institute has always believed, that America’s success depends very much on our understanding of other parts of the world.

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