To learn about South Africa’s transformation since the end of apartheid in 1994, a group of graduate students from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs visited Johannesburg and Cape Town in June. Lori Perkovich reports.
In Moscow to study U.S.-Russia diplomatic relations, Lori Perkovich sought an internal perspective on the Kremlin’s use of media to influence both Russian citizens and the international community. Her report:
South Africa has extremely high rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Hayley Chesnik reports on her travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about efforts to address the issue.
“The spotlight is on you and we are coming after you with all the means at our disposal, Zainab Banguara warned perpetrators of sexual violence during conflicts. “Humanity will pursue you and hold you to account.” Jane McClenahan reports.
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.