Karina Piser Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Global Dispatches PodcastIn the latest Global Dispatches podcast, host Mark Goldberg speaks with World Politics Review columnist Ellen Laipson about the migrant crisis, the European Union’s infighting over how to handle it and why Syrians are not trying to seek refuge in Gulf countries.
The Editors Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
In ContextOn Tuesday, Ukraine’s right-wing Radical Party announced it was leaving the ruling coalition over a bill that would give more power to the country’s regions. That has put President Petro Poroshenko in a tight spot, but the West is doing little to help, content to maintain an unsustainable status quo.
Maria Savel Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
Frederick Deknatel Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Maria Savel Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Global InsiderEarlier this month, Fiji’s military chief, Mosese Tikoitoga, resigned, saying he wanted to start a career in the foreign service, raising questions about the state of civil-military relations in Fiji. In an email interview, Vijay Naidu, professor at the University of the South Pacific, discussed Fiji’s domestic politics.
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
In ContextThe thwarted attack last week on a high-speed train traveling to Paris has many Europeans on edge. The EU has been working to improve counterterrorism data sharing, but has made little progress. Yet the risks of homegrown terrorism and foreign fighters returning home to Europe from the Middle East remain.
Maria Savel Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
In ContextFrench Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview Friday that the exact amount France would pay Russia as compensation for its cancellation of the Mistral deal is still unclear. This is the latest chapter in the Mistral saga, which revealed the fine line France must walk in its relations with Russia.
Maria Savel Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Karina Piser Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
Global InsiderLast month, Australia gifted the Philippines navy two landing craft to help with the navy’s modernization and improve its ability to respond to natural disasters. In an email interview, Eric Wertheim, a defense consultant and author of “Combat Fleets of the World,” discussed the Philippines navy.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
Global InsiderLast month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro formally requested that the U.N. mediate its long-standing border dispute with Guyana. In an email interview, Mark Kirton, senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies, discussed Guyana’s relations with Venezuela and the impact of the territorial dispute on ties.
Monday, Aug. 10, 2015