Catherine Cheney

Catherine Cheney was World Politics Review's Trend Lines Reporter. Previously, she was a web producer and staff writer at POLITICO and the social media editor for the Middle East news site Al-Monitor. Her work has taken her mostly to Latin America but also to Germany, where she spent two months on an International Center for Journalists fellowship. Her print and video reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, Spiegel Online International, GlobalPost, and the Atlantic, among other publications. Catherine has B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science from Yale University. You can follow her on Twitter at @catherinecheney.

Articles written by Catherine Cheney

Argentina’s Kirchner Era May Be Coming to a Close

By Catherine Cheney
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was discharged from the hospital this week after undergoing brain surgery to remove a blood clot. Prior to entering the hospital last week, the president had been actively campaigning for allies running in key midterm elections to be held later this month that will determine whether her party keeps control of Congress. The vote will also be seen as a test of where the parties stand ahead of the 2015 general elections. more

Syria’s IDPs Flee Homes But Find No Safety

By Catherine Cheney
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The United Nations reported last week that the number of refugees leaving Syria has now surpassed 2 million, even while more than twice that many people are internally displaced. Combined, the numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) mean that Syria’s intensifying conflict has forced one-third of the Syrian population from their homes. more

Egypt’s Crackdown Divides U.S. Allies

By Catherine Cheney
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Since the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the brutal military crackdown on the Islamic movement that has led more than 1,000 deaths, regional actors in the Middle East have been positioning themselves behind the opposing sides. There has been a divide among United States allies, with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait coming out in strong support of the military rule in Egypt, and Qatar remaining a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Morsi government. more