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NIKKEI Asian Review: Matt Wheeler on the Thai peace process

  • December 20, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

After 15 years of insurgency and four years of peace talks, there's hope of real dialogue with the main Malay-Muslim militant organization.

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International Crisis Group: Hannah Armstrong on violence in Niger

  • December 18, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

The scale of recent attacks is unprecedented, but the anger behind them is rooted in decades-old grievances.

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USA Today: Pramila Jayapal and Mark Pocan on the need for bold leadership

  • December 18, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Democrats will take back the White House if they follow a progressive vision to win in 2020.

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New York Magazine: Andrew Rice on William Barr

  • December 6, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

The attorney general is wielding the Justice Department as a weapon to defend President Donald Trump.

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NYT Mag: Suzy Hansen on Turkish censorship

  • November 18, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

The internet restrictions put in place by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration have forced Turks into an online labyrinth, former ICWA fellow Suzy Hansen (Turkey, 2007-2009) writes in The New York Times Magazine.

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FRANCE 24: Karina Piser on the headscarf

  • November 15, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Newly returned ICWA fellow Karina Piser (France, 2017-2019) appears on France 24’s program The 51% to discuss the ongoing debate over the French ban on the Muslim headscarf in public spaces. She says that the issue is so divisive, it’s unlikely to be resolved soon.

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The American Prospect: Jonathan Guyer on George W. Bush at the Kennedy Center

  • November 15, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

The Kennedy Center’s exhibition of the former president's paintings of veterans rewrites the history of the Iraq war, former fellow Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) writes in The American Prospect.

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The American Interest: Paul Rahe on realism’s limits

  • November 15, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Hans Morgenthau took the American foreign policy establishment by storm in 1948 with Politics Among Nations, writes board chair and former fellow Paul Rahe (Turkey, 1984-1986) in The American Interest. But the so-called father of realism's own understanding of statesmanship was "rather unrealistic."

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WAMU: Tyrone Turner and Mikaela Lefrak tell the story of a deaf DJ

  • November 11, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Nico DiMarco has been deaf since birth, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing a side career as a DJ in Washington, DC. Tyrone Turner (Brazil, 1999-2000) and Mikaela Lefrak record his pulsating sound for WAMU radio.

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AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on
Ethiopia’s border troubles

  • October 30, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Residents in both Ethiopia and Eritrea complain of a lack of progress on demarcating their shared border despite a much-lauded peace deal, ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end hostilities, but locals say they don't see the peace.

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