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New York Magazine: Andrew Rice on Michael Avenatti

  • February 5, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

After a year caught in a downward spiral, the disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti—who achieved fame representing the porn star Stormy Daniels—spent the past two weeks in solitary confinement, in a cell once occupied by the Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.

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Daily Beast: Neri Zilber on Trump’s Mideast peace plan

  • January 30, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

Despite the approval voiced in Washington, the US administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will most likely only raise tensions.

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Forbes: Willy Foote on mobile-based solutions for smallholder farmers

  • January 27, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The social entrepreneur Anushka Ratnayake has managed to lower prices for servicing smallholder farmers in remote areas through the innovative use of SMS and mobile phone technology.

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PRI: Shannon Sims on Brazilian film uproar

  • January 15, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

A Netflix satire that has outraged conservative politicians and clergy in Brazil by portraying Jesus as a gay man.

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Al Jazeera: Hannah Armstrong on rising West African violence

  • January 14, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

In response to the rising number of deaths from attacks by armed groups in the Sahel region of West Africa, France hosts a summit of regional leaders to plot a path forward.

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Globe and Mail: Neri Zilber on how Soleimani’s death affects Israel

  • January 10, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The country could become a key player in any resulting conflict.

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International Crisis Group: Hannah Armstrong on trafficking in Niger

  • January 8, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

It's necessary to acknowledge the importance of human trafficking to the economy of northern Niger.

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AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on damming the Nile

  • January 8, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

As power-starved Ethiopia strives to finish the largest hydropower plant in Africa, tensions with downstream neighbors are rising.

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The American Prospect: Jonathan Guyer on Soleimani’s victory in death

  • January 6, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The Iranian general's assassination only cements his legacy as a counter to US power. 

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NYT: Shannon Sims on Brazil’s Recife

  • December 27, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

In Brazil's lively northeast corner, musical, culinary and architectural delights await.

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