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Postcard from Goa

Astha Rajvanshi

Why some Indians are setting their sights on Portugal.

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Dispatches

The latest from the institute’s fellows in India, Saudi Arabia, Germany and El Salvador. Sign up for emails to follow their research.

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A fateful vote for El SalvadorA fateful vote for El Salvador

A fateful vote for El Salvador

Elizabeth Hawkins
Elections test the country’s democracy.

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Saudi Arabia’s coffee crazeSaudi Arabia’s coffee craze

Saudi Arabia’s coffee craze

David Kenner
Cafés are at the forefront of social change in the kingdom, but entrepreneurs still face big obstacles.

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As the pandemic rages, Germany battles disinformationAs the pandemic rages, Germany battles disinformation

As the pandemic rages, Germany battles disinformation

Emily Schultheis
At a crucial turning point, the spread of conspiracy thinking threatens the country’s Covid-19 response.

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Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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Taking stock of Egypt’s failed revolutionTaking stock of Egypt’s failed revolution

Taking stock of Egypt’s failed revolution

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

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Why the Putin regime won’t collapse any time soonWhy the Putin regime won’t collapse any time soon

Why the Putin regime won’t collapse any time soon

The embattled opposition leader Alexei Navalny is prompting protests in Russia again, but he’s still far from reaching a critical mass of discontent.

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An uncertain future for Ethiopia’s conflictAn uncertain future for Ethiopia’s conflict

An uncertain future for Ethiopia’s conflict

The government has declared an end to its war with Tigrayan rebels, but what happens next remains far from clear.

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From the Field Podcast

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

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

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