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India’s farmers raise alarm over endemic poverty

Astha Rajvanshi

Protesters are standing their ground against new laws they say will squeeze the poorest.

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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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Germany debates its global roleGermany debates its global role

Germany debates its global role

Emily Schultheis
Trump was a wakeup call for a country reluctant to act internationally.

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What a 40-year-old massacre says about El Salvador todayWhat a 40-year-old massacre says about El Salvador today

What a 40-year-old massacre says about El Salvador today

Elizabeth Hawkins
Legal and political tussles over an infamous 1981 atrocity may help determine the future of the country’s democracy.

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Europe’s far right struggles over Biden’s electionEurope’s far right struggles over Biden’s election

Europe’s far right struggles over Biden’s election

Emily Schultheis
Four years after billing Trump’s ascendance as a major boon, populist leaders are seeing their fortunes decline—for now.

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Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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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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What some countries expect of BidenWhat some countries expect of Biden

What some countries expect of Biden

The incoming administration faces a multitude of pressing issues around the world. Here’s what ICWA fellows say from India to El Salvador.

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Can Thailand’s embattled monarchy rule on?Can Thailand’s embattled monarchy rule on?

Can Thailand’s embattled monarchy rule on?

The protest movement is entering uncharted territory, former ICWA fellow Matthew Wheeler says.

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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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