Karina Piser Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Global InsiderLiberia has received global attention for its plan to let outside groups, including private school chains, manage some of its public schools. In an email interview, Justin Sandefur of the Center for Global Development discusses the thinking behind the scheme and what needs to happen for it to succeed.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Global InsiderRecently passed constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan have renewed speculation that President Nursultan Nazarbayev is preparing to step down. In an email interview, Central Asia expert Marlene Laruelle discusses potential transition scenarios and challenges that would face the new leadership.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In ContextMoroccan King Mohammed VI’s decision last week to remove the prime minister was officially framed as an attempt to resolve the country’s political impasse. But WPR contributor Mohamed Daadaoui says it reveals the regime’s desire to assert control and sideline a politician it views as too popular.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Monday, March 20, 2017
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the Netherlands’ election results. For the Report, Yiannis Baboulias talks with Peter Dörrie about why Greece’s debt crisis is no closer to being resolved now than it was seven years ago.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, March 16, 2017
Global InsiderLong praised for its school system, Finland has seen test scores decline in recent years. But a recent curricular reform shows the government is more focused on other problems. In an email interview, Finnish educator and policy adviser Pasi Sahlberg explains what the changes are intended to achieve.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Global InsiderSudan recently announced the appointment of the country’s first new prime minister since 1989. In an email interview, David Shinn, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, discusses what the move means for a potential leadership transition in a country ruled by the same man for almost 30 years.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Global InsiderRecent anti-migrant protests in South Africa as well as a proposal to raise the minimum wage have brought renewed attention to the country’s economic woes. In an email interview, Johannesburg-based consultant David Ansara discusses the role inequality is playing in discussions about how best to improve South Africa’s economic prospects.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss North Korea’s test launch of ballistic missiles. For the Report, Zselyke Csaky talks with Peter Dörrie about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s crackdown on critical media outlets.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, March 9, 2017
Karina Piser Wednesday, March 8, 2017