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New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it ‘genocide’
The World May 11, 2021
New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
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.
COVID-19
Efficiency over privacy: How trust in the Chinese government helped contain the pandemic
The World May 10, 2021
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
Food
Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
The World May 10, 2021
In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.
What the debate over Biden receiving Communion may mean for the world
The World May 10, 2021
Most US Catholics believe President Biden should receive Communion, despite his stance on abortion. The push by conservative US bishops to deny him the Eucharist may have more of an impact in other countries.
Police
'This is a war scene’: Rio residents grieve, protest against deadly police raid
The World May 07, 2021
At least 25 people were killed on Thursday in a police raid on a poor community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, residents and local officials are demanding answers — and accountability.
COVID-19
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.
Social media
Twitter's ban on actor Kangana Ranaut could lead to confrontation with Indian government
The World May 06, 2021
The expulsion of Kangana Ranaut from Twitter may put the platform on a path toward confrontation with the Indian government.
Education
France’s top elite school closes in quest for diversity
The World May 06, 2021
In April, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the closure of L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration, with plans to “to build something better.” But will its replacement be more of the same by a different name?
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