Honduras and the Hurricane

  • November 15, 2016
  • Jessica Reilly

Under full sail, we enter the only bay in the world shared by three countries. It’s first light, and a stiff breeze disperses the overnight storms. A thunderstorm guarded the mouth of the bay last night, flashing and stomping but breaking up with the sunrise wind. When I take the helm and Josh goes below


Protected: Going Home: Perspective on Climate and Culture from a Trip to the US

  • October 18, 2016
  • Jessica Reilly

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Putin’s Meddling in the U.S. Elections: How It Helps Him Back Home

  • October 13, 2016
  • Gregory Feifer

Concerned about Russian meddling in the US Presidential election?  In Foreign Affairs, past Fellow Gregory Feifer analyzes Putin’s motivations, both in election meddling and in recent Russian cyber attacks. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2016-09-20/putins-meddling-us-elections *Access to the full article requires a subscription to Foreign Affairs magazine


Beginning Where I Began

  • September 7, 2016
  • Jonthon Coulson

In the 2008 edition of the Lonely Planet guidebook, the village of Majene falls near the fold of the map, but is not mentioned anywhere else in that edition. I made this observation in July of that same year, having just learned I would be spending my next nine months there. As I didn’t speak any


Sultanate and Imamate in Oman

  • September 1, 2016
  • Scott Erich

“Allahu akbar wa lillahi al hamd!” cried the imam, sweeping his hands up to signal our response. “Allahu akbar wa lillahi al hamd!” we bellowed. The men around me were pointing their camera phones at the imam to capture what was happening, and many were hugging one another in frenzied celebration. I was in the


Local Voices Must Shape Global Engagement on LGBT Rights, Speakers Tell ICWA at US Capitol Event

  • August 17, 2016
  • Robbie Corey-Boulet

Event: The Geopolitics of LGBT Rights Keynote Speaker: Randy W. Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Guest Speaker: Ambassador Lars Gert Lose of Denmark ICWA Speaker: Robbie Corey Boulet, ICWA Fellow in West Africa, 2014-2016 Partner Organizations: Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations; Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Event Report by Robbie Corey-Boulet, ICWA


TTIP, Brexit, and Bespoke

  • August 2, 2016
  • Stephen B. Maly

Stephen Maly provides an uncommonly entertaining look at trade in this illuminating personal narrative of his recent working visit to the UK: ‘TTIP, Brexit and Bespoke. June 17,2016 My brief encounter with Transnational trade issues and the British brand. “Europe is finished.” The statement floored me. I stopped slurping the wine and garlic broth from


The Erdogan Loyalists and the Syrian Refugees

  • July 21, 2016
  • Suzy Hansen

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Over the last five years, millions of Syrians, most of whom are Arabs, have flooded into Turkey. The newcomers seem foreign to most Turks, but the two peoples have memories of an ancestral divorce. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/magazine/erdogans-people.html


A Gulf Away: Muscat and Dubai

  • June 8, 2016
  • Scott Erich

“Our journey of development has been and will remain a race for excellence; a race to consolidate Dubai’s position as an evolving, leading, and unrivalled contender for the title of the Middle East’s financial and commercial capital” — H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai[i] “We should be open to the experience


Introducing the 2016 ICWA Fellow

  • May 26, 2016
  • ICWA Staff

Institute of Current World Affairs awards 2016 Fellowship to Onyinye Edeh for work on Girls’ Empowerment in Nigeria Washington – The Institute of Current World Affairs proudly announces the winner of the 2016 ICWA Fellowship, Onyinye Edeh of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Ms. Edeh’s two-year ICWA Fellowship will be in Nigeria and Niger where she will focus on