Global Currents

Lessons from Afghanistan

  • October 12, 2021
  • Ian Bateson

Can the 1980s Soviet war help Americans understand how the US-led conflict should be remembered now?

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Returning to Central America

  • August 6, 2021
  • Joel Millman

Former fellow Joel Millman revisits his old stomping ground three decades after major change swept the world.

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After Israel’s ‘extraordinary’ spring, what’s next?

  • June 18, 2021
  • Dan Peleschuk

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

  • May 7, 2021
  • Dan Peleschuk

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

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Reframing the US immigration ‘crisis’

  • April 2, 2021
  • Dan Peleschuk

Both the nature and root causes of migration are misunderstood, former ICWA fellow Amelia Frank-Vitale says.

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Taking stock of Egypt’s failed revolution

  • February 24, 2021
  • Dan Peleschuk

Former ICWA fellow Jonathan Guyer reflects on the country’s authoritarian turn.

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Why the Putin regime won’t collapse any time soon

  • January 27, 2021
  • Dan Peleschuk

The embattled opposition leader Alexei Navalny is prompting protests in Russia again, but he’s still far from reaching a critical mass of discontent.

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An uncertain future for Ethiopia’s conflict

  • December 22, 2020
  • Dan Peleschuk

The government has declared an end to its war with Tigrayan rebels, but what happens next remains far from clear.

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What some countries expect of Biden

  • November 20, 2020
  • Dan Peleschuk

The incoming administration faces a multitude of pressing issues around the world. Here’s what ICWA fellows say from India to El Salvador.

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Can Thailand’s embattled monarchy rule on?

  • October 30, 2020
  • Dan Peleschuk

The protest movement is entering uncharted territory, former ICWA fellow Matthew Wheeler says.

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