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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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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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