Category: Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

India: Nurturing Intergenerational Ties

World Policy Journal begins each issue with the Big Question, where we ask a panel of experts to provide insight into the cover theme. The question for the fall 2017 Constructing Family issue is: What values from your parents’ generation would you preserve in a changing world? Below, Arya Rajam describes the importance of respecting elders and cherishing […]

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Puerto Rico: ‘I Took Liberties’

World Policy Journal begins each issue with the Big Question, where we ask a panel of experts to provide insight into the cover theme. The question for the fall 2017 Constructing Family issue is: What values from your parents’ generation would you preserve in a changing world? Below, Giannina Braschi describes how ambition and drive are important not just for an […]

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Rebooting Subsistence Agriculture in Rural Areas

By Esther Ngumbi Achieving and fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) overwhelmingly depends on making progress in rural areas, where most of the hungry and poor live. This was the main conclusion of the new report “The State of Food and Agriculture: Leveraging Food Systems for Inclusive Rural Transformation,” released by the Food and Agriculture Organization […]

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China: Education and Family Bonds

World Policy Journal begins each issue with the Big Question, where we ask a panel of experts to provide insight into the cover theme. The question for the fall 2017 Constructing Family issue is: What values from your parents’ generation would you preserve in a changing world? Below, Xiaoling Shu argues that an emphasis on […]

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World Policy Newsletter, Week of October 13th

This week’s World Policy newsletter is brought to you by… State-directed development policies often falter due to inefficient execution and a failure to engage the populations they’re designed to serve. This week, we take a look at how such policies have fallen short in Mexico, Canada, and Nigeria, as well as how local actors are […]

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Debt Dualism

By James H. Nolt Since the beginning of this blog series, I have emphasized how much the polarization of political economy is rooted in debt. One the one hand, borrowing is often irresistibly tempting; on the other, it can be dangerous. Keep in mind that no company can go bankrupt without a debt burden, while […]

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Talking Policy: Akinwumi Adesina on Investing in Africa

While previous U.S. administrations have established signature foreign-policy initiatives in Africa, little news has emerged regarding the Trump administration’s staffing of Africa-related posts, much less its plans for engagement with the continent. World Policy Journal editor emeritus David A. Andelman spoke with Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and former Nigerian minister of […]

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Peace Rising

“The future is in our hands.” The daughter of a police officer works to disrupt stereotypes and confront tensions between youth and returning refugees. A boy who built his own radio from scratch and began broadcasting to his village now has a station of his own. A young economics student works tirelessly to […]

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Arctic on Fire

By Edward Struzik  On June 19, 2015, a slow-moving low-pressure system with spectacular thunderstorms that produced little rain began making its way through Alaska. By the time the storms finally petered out about a week later, 61,000 bolts of lightning had been unleashed on a boreal forest in the state. No one had ever seen […]

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The Price of Mining Wealth in Chiapas

By Lynn Holland In terms of natural resources, the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico is one of the richest in the country. As a base of operations for major mining companies both in Mexico and abroad, Chiapas is a major source of oil, gas, and lumber, as well as metallic minerals such as gold, silver, […]

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Madeleine Redfern: Canadian Inuit Politician

“People of the North” is a series of interviews created in partnership with Arctic in Context and Kesserwan Arteau, a legal and consulting firm that works with indigenous communities. Every six weeks, Kesserwan Arteau founders Jean François Arteau and Karina Kesserwan will publish an interview with leaders, innovators, and community members in an effort to highlight the […]

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Liberia’s Ambitious Education Policy

By Saaim W. Naame Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest school enrollment in the world. Yet even in this context, Liberia’s education indicators are shocking: Less than half of 15- to 24-year-olds are literate, less than half of young children attend primary school, and about a third of children who start primary school do not finish. […]

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Hard Questions, Tough Answers (10.9.17) – Palestinian Reunification: The Questions That Need to be Asked

Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN’s views and policy […]

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