Past Fellows

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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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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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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