The fight against ‘love jihad’

Astha Rajvanshi

New laws against religious conversion threaten interfaith marriages in India.


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Astha Rajvanshi
How women are prevented from getting the jab.


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Exodus from Lebanon

David Kenner
As the country’s best and brightest flee, those who remain are finding it even more difficult to pick up the pieces.


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Elizabeth Hawkins
Stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes are making girls vulnerable to abuse and persecution.


Global Currents

Analysis and commentary on developments the institute is watching.

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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.


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India’s foreign aid dilemma

The international community is eager to help the country emerge from its devastating second wave of Covid. But distributing supplies is proving challenging.


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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