US military operations reflect Greece’s strategic significance

Steven Tagle

Attitudes toward Americans are changing with bilateral cooperation and opportunities for locals.


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Joshua Levkowitz
The system of financial remittances provides an economic lifeline to the war-ravaged country, but it’s coming under pressure.


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A walk through Kolkata

Astha Rajvanshi
The city’s daily life is marked by politics, religion and the threat of outsiders.


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Independent Syrian media rises in exile

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


Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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Lessons from Afghanistan

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


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Returning to Central America

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.


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