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In A Deluge of Consequences, the first World Policy e-book, intrepid journalist Jacques Leslie takes us along on a mythic, spell-binding trip to the bucolic kingdom of Bhutan, where the planet's next environmental disaster is set to unfold. 

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With only hours before Nigeria’s rescheduled general elections are due to begin, Azubuike Ishiekwene takes a closer look at the special interests at play. He argues that the election will not only be a verdict on the two main candidates, but a referendum on the most influential power blocs, the presumed kingmakers in Africa's most populous country.
On today’s show, the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong prompted a brutal response from Beijing at great cost to the city’s economy. Hong Kong-based attorney Alvin Y. H. Cheung discusses with host David Alpern how 25 years after the Tiananmen Square Massacre the city finds itself at a critical crossroads.

The battle for Tikrit will not be the turning point in the war against IS, says World Policy Journal editor and publisher David A. Andelman in a debate on France 24. Alongside researchers in northern Iraq and Washington, and a French legislator recently returned from a visit to Syrian President Bashar Assad, the debate pivoted on the question of whether the sectarian breaches in Iraq can be set aside long enough for the Iraqi army to take on IS—a most unlikely prospect.

For Parts I and II of the debate, click the associated links.

March 13, 2015


Around the Table

Rahul Sagar on behalf of Prof. Kishore Mahbubani, Special Guest Julia Ormond, and World Policy Institute Chairman John Watts May 2, 2013

Andelman on Libya


Andelman on Libya

World Policy Journal Editor David Andelman is interviewed about the Libyan uprising on CBS News.


Every Nation for Itself

WPI Senior Fellow Ian Bremmer argues that we are not witnessing the descent of the United States, but rather the beginning of a leaderless world.

La Cienega: Ecuador's Childless Village Santiago Arcos Veintimilla, a Magnum Fellow photographer, captures La Cienega, Ecuador, a town that has lost its future in the wake of all but unfettered urban migration. 


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