Past Fellows

New York Magazine: Andrew Rice on Michael Avenatti

  • February 5, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

After a year caught in a downward spiral, the disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti—who achieved fame representing the porn star Stormy Daniels—spent the past two weeks in solitary confinement, in a cell once occupied by the Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.

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Daily Beast: Neri Zilber on Trump’s Mideast peace plan

  • January 30, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

Despite the approval voiced in Washington, the US administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will most likely only raise tensions.

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Forbes: Willy Foote on mobile-based solutions for smallholder farmers

  • January 27, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The social entrepreneur Anushka Ratnayake has managed to lower prices for servicing smallholder farmers in remote areas through the innovative use of SMS and mobile phone technology.

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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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