Best Drupal HostingBest Joomla HostingBest Wordpress Hosting

World Policy Journal is proud to share our weekly podcast, World Policy On Air, featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern. Click here to subscribe on iTunes!



World Policy Newsletter, Week of June 16th

People Power

From women in China to indigenous peoples in Russia, grass-roots organizing and the voices of dedicated activists can shift perceptions and even spark revolution. In the interviews below, World Policy Journal explores the impact of social movements and subcultures—both their achievements and their ongoing struggles.

After the 1949 revolution in China, the Communist Party attempted to improve gender relations in the new People's Republic, but inequality still persists today. In this discussion with World Policy Journal, Leta Hong Fincher details recent crackdowns on activism, women's financial independence, and feminism in China.

The Berlin Wall's historic fall in 1989, signaling the end of the Cold War, saw the collision and fusion of the art scenes of West and East Berlin. World Policy Journal speaks with Paul Hockenos, a Berlin-based journalist and writer, about the role of artists and punks in the German resistance of the 1980s and shaping today's Berlin.

In the latest installment of Arctic in Context's "People of the North" series, Karina Kesserwan interviews Pavel Sulyandziga, one of the most outspoken indigenous rights activists in Russia. Sulyandziga discusses the interaction between the government and indigenous peoples in Russia's Far East, including intense negotiations over the establishment of the Bikin National Park.


World Policy Events

The next edition of “[jargon redacted]: seriously irreverent conversations on policy” is Tuesday, June 20. In this series, World Policy Institute fellows David Stevens and Jonathan Cristol lead a conversation about the issues of the day … with booze and, for the first time, a taco bar.

To register and for more information please visit our Eventbrite page (password: worldpolicy). [jargon redacted] will be taking a summer hiatus, but if you can’t make it this time, we hope to see you in the fall!


Fellow Updates

Alon Ben-Meir speaks with David Rabinowitz about the psychological dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on his podcast, On the Issues. Listen to parts one and two, as well as Ben-Meir’s recent article, an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jonathan Cristol talks with i24 English about Hamas and the Gulf Cooperation Council. He also writes in CNN about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s decision to release Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen held in detention since early 2016.

William Hartung appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and Mother Jones, among others, discussing recent speculation surrounding arms sales in Trump’s trade deal with Saudi Arabia.

James H. Nolt writes in the World Policy blog about how powerful financial players use strategies of deception and surprise in an attempt to reap massive rewards while minimizing risk.



Don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsletters to find out the latest from the pages and website of World Policy Journal. Whether your interests are in emerging markets, the environment, urban informality, or just the most insightful perspectives on global events from across the world, World Policy has you covered. Subscribe today!

[Photo courtesy of Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1989-1104-437 / Settnik, Bernd]


Post new comment
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account, used to display your avatar.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image. Ignore spaces and be careful about upper and lower case.


Around WPI

Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa 

This paper, “Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror,” examines the history of Islamic movements in Africa's Sahel region to contextualize current conflicts.

World Economic Roundtable with Vicente Fox 

In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

Intern at World Policy

Want to join our team? Looking for an experience at one of the most highly sought-after internships for ambitious students? Application details here.


Al Gore presides over Arctic Roundtable 

As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 


When the Senate Worked for Us:
New book offers untold stories of how activist staffers countered corporate lobbies in the U.S.

MA in International Policy and Development
Middlebury Institute (Monterey, CA): Put theory into practice through client-based coursework. Apply by Feb. 1.

Millennium Project’s State of the Future 19.0: Collective Intelligence on the Future of the World


To learn about the latest in media, programming, and fellowship, subscribe to the World Policy Weekly Newsletter and read through our archives.

World Policy on Facebook