Foreign policy
Conflict & Justice
Afghan amb to the US on the Taliban: ‘They are not interested in peace but power’
The World May 11, 2021
The Afghan ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the security situation in Afghanistan, and the government's handling of it.
Critical State
Rebels with a business cause: Part I
Inkstick Media May 11, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how rebels negotiate the international business world, with a focus on Democratic Republic of Congo.
Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
The World May 10, 2021
At least five migrants have drowned off the coast of Libya, including a woman and child. The journey to a better life is often harrowing. Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
The World May 07, 2021
Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.
A patent waiver 'strikes the right balance' between commercial interests and public health, says South Africa WTO rep
The World May 06, 2021
Mustaqeem De Gama, South Africa's representative to the World Trade Organization, tells The World's Marco Werman about the global effort to relax intellectual property restrictions during the pandemic.
Foreign policy
US will go ‘beyond mere statements’ to support Ukraine sovereignty, says former US amb
The World May 05, 2021
William Taylor, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about what's at stake with Secretary of State Antony Blinken's strategic visit to Kyiv. 
Foreign policy
US report: Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women's rights
Associated Press May 05, 2021
US intelligence agencies are warning that any gains in women's rights in Afghanistan made in the last two decades will be at risk after US troops withdraw later this year.
Critical State
The stuff of life and death: Part II
Inkstick Media May 04, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the weaponization of water.
Human rights
US Customs and Border Protection monitors imports to curb products made by forced labor
The World April 30, 2021
Five years ago, Congress cleared the way for CBP to fight forced labor. Now CBP and advocates are trying to figure out how to do it, starting with sanctions and bans.
Top of The World
US President Biden in speech to Congress: 'America is rising anew'
The World April 29, 2021
In today's Top of the World, Biden delivers his first State of the Union address; Turkey enters its first nationwide lockdown amid surging COVID-19 cases and deaths; and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appears in court for first time after three-week hunger strike.
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