Global InsiderDespite an influx of refugees and asylum-seekers, Sweden has endeavored to retain features of its education system that set it apart from other countries in Europe, including the right to education in one’s native language. In an email interview, Jenny Berglund describes the rationale behind these policies.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss Iraq’s prospects for reconstruction and reconciliation after the liberation of Mosul. For the Report, Jake Johnston talks with Peter Dörrie about the U.N.’s problematic legacy in Haiti.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Global InsiderHaiti’s defense minister announced this month that the government would begin recruiting for a new army, an institution that was disbanded in the mid-1990s. In an email interview, Geoff Burt describes the Haitian army’s troubled history and the challenges to making the new one both effective and apolitical.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Global InsiderThough mired in scandal, Brazilian President Michel Temer has pushed forward with reforms that stand to dramatically reshape the country’s labor market. In an email interview, Salo Coslovsky explains how workers’ rights have evolved and why the reforms are taking place despite ongoing political turmoil.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Global InsiderEarlier this month, Bolivian President Evo Morales berated his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, over a procedural point related to the two countries’ legal battle for the Silala River. In an email interview, Chrisopher Rossi explains the case’s history and its implications for other water conflicts.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Global InsiderItaly has long worked to improve ties between NATO and Russia, while urging NATO to focus more on threats facing the alliance’s southern flank, including insecurity resulting from migration. In an email interview, Alessandro Marrone describes Italy’s role in NATO and how this shapes bilateral Italy-U.S. ties.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Global InsiderThe recent vote by German MPs to legalize same-sex marriage was seen as an example of the law catching up with public opinion. In an email interview, Dr. Beate Küpper describes how politics shaped Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approach to the vote as well as the continued challenges facing LGBT Germans.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Global InsiderThe latest meeting of the West African bloc ECOWAS featured an appearance by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who continued his aggressive outreach to the continent despite a recent spat with Senegal. In an email interview, Dr. Arye Oded describes Israel’s ties to the region and how they are changing.
Thursday, July 13, 2017