Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Global InsiderWith South Sudan’s civil war spilling into neighboring Ethiopia, regional relations have become increasingly complicated. In an email interview, Terrance Lyons explores ties between Ethiopia and Sudan and South Sudan how the many challenges arising today, both conflict-related and not, are affecting them.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Global InsiderAfter years of “frozen conflict,” full-scale fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in April 2016. Since then, Armenia and Azerbaijan have flirted with another round of combat. In an email interview, Audrey Altstadt explains why the sides seem trapped.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Global InsiderHaiti’s LGBT community has long been marginalized, but in recent years it has come under an unprecedented wave of assault. In an email interview, Amber Lynn Munger explains what this new environment looks like, including new laws to restrict LGBT rights, and how activists are finding ways to fight back.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
Global InsiderMigrant labor has played a fundamental role in the development of the Gulf Arab states. But recent social tensions and a severe economic downturn have put pressure on migrant workers. In an email interview, Karen Young explains what underpins migrant labor in the Gulf and what has changed over time.
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Omar H. Rahman Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Africa WatchWhile the U.S. may struggle to advance multilateral measures at the U.N. to respond to South Sudan’s conflict, it retains considerable power to hurt high-ranking officials in Juba, as new sanctions this week made clear. Read up on other top stories from the continent in our weekly Africa Watch newsletter.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Global InsiderFor months, some of Israel’s top political figures have been embroiled in a series of corruption scandals that threaten to bring down the government. In an email interview, Noam Sheizaf explains what it means for Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and why Israel’s corruption problems date back decades.
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss Syrian reconstruction and North Korea’s most recent nuclear test. For the Report, Andrew Green talks with Peter Dörrie about Germany’s Africa policy in the wake of the refugee crisis.
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Global InsiderAfter a failed coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been on a mission to purge the country of his political opponents. In an email interview, Iyad Dakka describes the new political landscape of the opposition and whether dissent is growing within Erdogan's own party.
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Global InsiderDespite decades of close relations, tensions are rising between Angola and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. As Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s grip on power looks more tenuous, Angola fears instability on its border. In an email interview, Alex Vines discusses ties between Angola and Congo.
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017