Emerging economies throughout Latin America have recently experienced disappointing rates of development. On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Secretary-General Ángel Gurría discusses what went wrong and how the OECD is trying to promote structural reform, transparency, and investment in sustainable growth.
The tepid ceasefire in Syria that began at the end of last month has been ruptured by numerous violations on both sides. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, Ahmet S. Yayla, chairman of the Department of Sociology at Harran University in Şanlıurfa, Turkey, explains the connections between the continuing violence and the historically porous border between Syria and Turkey.
Despite assurances from Foreign Minister Alain Aimé Nyamitwe at this year’s African Union Summit, violence and repression in Burundi persist while the international community seeks consensus on meaningful relief. Amilcar Ryumeko, Burundi native and former political advisor in Canada, highlights ongoing human rights violations, from sexual abuse to charges of genocide by government security forces and supporters.
On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, former U.S. State Department foreign affairs officer Amanda Mattingly traces the Castro regime's progress in opening the Cuban economy to international investment and addressing human rights issues.
In a region marked by instability, the Jordan-based SESAME Project, a synchrotron-light for experimental science, stands to advance both physics research and diplomatic relations. On this week's episode of World Policy On Air, Washington-based environmental journalist Richard Blaustein explains how the construction of SESAME is bringing together scientists and researchers from countries as disparate as Israel and Iran.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s regime has taken steps to control the country's media and silence independent journalists. Today's episode of World Policy On Air considers both of these issues with Anjan Sundaram, author of "Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship," based on his experiences working with local journalists.
On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, World Policy
Journal editor Christopher Shay examines the
answers given by a panel of experts to our latest issue's ‘Big Question’: What are the challenges determining your country’s
position within Latin America?
The fallout from the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia earlier this month succeeded in further isolating Iran from the Arab world. On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, World Policy fellow Jonathan Cristol discusses the escalating tensions between the two rival powers in the Middle East and the likely consequences as the drama plays out over the next year.