Current Fellows

Poland vote a test for populism in Europe

  • July 10, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Accused of attempting a power grab several months ago, the ruling nationalist party has seen a dramatic reversal in fortune.

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A (tentative) return to normalcy in Austria

  • July 7, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

As Americans grapple with a massive spike in coronavirus infections, Austrian life feels almost like it did before the pandemic.

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Germany faces its own racial reckoning

  • July 1, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

What it means to be truly ‘German’ often leaves out people of color.

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India’s women are suffering under lockdown

  • June 24, 2020
  • Astha Rajvanshi

Domestic violence has soared and victims are reluctant to report it.

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Why Saudi Arabia can’t win in Lebanon

  • June 16, 2020
  • David Kenner

Economic crisis is revealing the endemic problems of foreign influence.

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Homecoming in a pandemic

  • June 10, 2020
  • Astha Rajvanshi

An essay on the exposing of deep disparities in a country of migrants.

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Heimat: Home, identity and belonging

  • June 5, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

How a word illustrates the challenges facing modern Germany.

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CNN: Emily Schultheis on Poland’s Covid-19 election

  • June 2, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The United States can learn a good deal from Poland's messy, postponed presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic exposes divisions in El Salvador

  • May 28, 2020
  • Elizabeth Hawkins

Engaged in a power struggle, President Bukele accuses his opponents of being ‘on the side of the virus.’

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Poland’s ‘ghost’ election offers lessons for democracy under the pandemic

  • May 14, 2020
  • Emily Schultheis

Accused of a power grab, the governing party delayed a presidential vote. But the crisis is far from over.

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