Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’. This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….
By renationalizing its oil and gas, Bolivia has lifted its economy, but the country needs to invest in its people and diversify its economy in order to achieve sustainable growth. Brian Seavitt suggests how. More…
Why are women excluded from the peace talks that will shape Syria’s future? Lindsay Cornelio examines the issue.
“It’s time to recognize the principle that men and women really are created equal,” Professor William Easterly declared at a promotion of his new book Tyranny of Experts. Lauren Corr was there for Tutawaza.
Jane McClenahan writes: It’s a cliche that Global Affairs can often seem extremely depressing. As with most cliches there’s truth in it. Those of us studying it struggle at times to find the positive.
Jane McClenahan writes: For those interested in what is going on inside Russia I can highly recommend a newly published book which looks at how the internet has been faciliating alternative political voices inside the country. “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are” by Emily Parker considers opposition voices in China, Cuba, and Russia.
Lori Perkovich reports on a United Nations panel discussion of the conflict-related sexual violence that plagues the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sara Monteabaro writes: During January 2014, I traveled to the Kurdistan region of Iraq along with five other students from New York University’s master’s in global affairs program. The trip was part of the Joint Research Seminar in Peacebuilding run by Professor Thomas Hill in conjunction with the University of Duhok in Iraq. As part of the program, each NYU student paired up with a Duhok counterpart to write a research paper on a topic related to peacebuilding in the Kurdistan region.
Justice in Guatemala faces a new challenge as a dynamic attorney general is told to step down in May. Barbara Borst reports in the final article of a four-part series.