Iran bypasses Hormuz Strait to export crude oil
Associated Press July 22, 2021
Iran Thursday began exporting crude oil for the first time in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The rise, future and legacy of Bezos and Amazon
Innovation Hub July 16, 2021
What accounts for the extraordinary rise of Amazon, and what does that rise tell us about ourselves?
Human rights
US bans some solar products from Xinjiang, citing human rights abuses of Uyghur people
The World July 13, 2021
A recent report shows that polysilicon companies — a key component of solar panels — used forced labor of Uyghur people. 
Critical State
Externalities of intervention: Part II
Inkstick Media July 13, 2021
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the role of peacekeepers since the Cold War, who have taken a more expansive view of their purpose in conflict zones.
Protesters in Cuba are calling for the ‘end of the communist state,’ historian says
The World July 12, 2021
Lillian Guerra, who writes extensively on the politics of Cuba, has been following the protests from her home in Gainesville, Florida. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the significance of protests over the weekend.
Brazil's soy boom takes a toll on traditional farming communities
The World July 12, 2021
Brazil outpaced the United States last year to become the largest soy-producing country in the world. Record exports are again expected this year. But, mass soy production is wreaking havoc on traditional farming methods.
Business, Economics and Jobs
US-Canadian border restrictions prove ‘soul-crushing’ for businesses in isolated Point Roberts
The World July 09, 2021
Point Roberts shares its only land border with Canada, whose citizens can’t cross because of COVID-19 restrictions. Business owners are now struggling to stay afloat.
Haitians’ voices need to be heard in country’s rebuilding, former Amb Pamela White says
The World July 08, 2021
Pamela White served as US ambassador to Haiti from 2012 to 2015 and is now with the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. She discussed the situation in Haiti with The World's host Marco Werman.
Turkey’s eastern Van region serves up sheep’s milk cheese — the traditional way
The World July 06, 2021
In the eastern Turkish city of Van, a market devoted entirely to cheese serves up a regional specialty made of sheep’s milk and wild herbs, gathered in the mountains. 
Why we can’t quit cities
Innovation Hub July 05, 2021
A historian’s ode to the resilient city, warts and all.
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