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After Navalny’s death, Russian exile leaders urge greater opposition 

Steven Tagle

The West must repel the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine and prepare for a long transition of power in Moscow, dissidents say.

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The latest from the institute’s fellows writing about Greece, West Africa, LGBTQ+ issues in Taiwan, youth culture and society in South Korea and Russians fleeing the war in Ukraine. Sign up for emails to follow their research.

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South Korean students still struggle under a draconian systemSouth Korean students still struggle under a draconian system

South Korean students still struggle under a draconian system

Prachi Vidwans
Recent reforms won’t be enough to transform education, many say.

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Russian exiles in Armenia part of a 180-year traditionRussian exiles in Armenia part of a 180-year tradition

Russian exiles in Armenia part of a 180-year tradition

Aron Ouzilevski
But the wartime context is making it difficult to forget troubles back home.

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Transgender performers in Taiwan take on personal and political issuesTransgender performers in Taiwan take on personal and political issues

Transgender performers in Taiwan take on personal and political issues

Edric Huang
Humor becomes a way to channel subversion and joy.

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Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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ICWA fellows on a consequential year for democracyICWA fellows on a consequential year for democracy

ICWA fellows on a consequential year for democracy

Key elections are taking place in Asia, Latin America and Europe.

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Misapprehensions are blocking a resolution in NigerMisapprehensions are blocking a resolution in Niger

Misapprehensions are blocking a resolution in Niger

With other West African countries taking sides in the standoff, insecurity in the region is rising to new levels.

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Local communities confront the new reality of climate change

Amid major heatwaves, ICWA fellows describe change and adaptation in Europe and Africa.

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