World Policy On Air, Ep. 59: “A Ticket to a Bigger Party”

March 18, 2016

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.   cleardot.gif

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 58: “Deadly Interactions”

March 18, 2016

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.

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 57: “Crimes Against Humanity in Burundi”

March 18, 2016

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.

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 56: “The Changing Face of Cuba”

February 26, 2016

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.

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 55: “Open SESAME”

February 19, 2016

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.

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 54: “Imagining Eden”

February 12, 2016

A unified Latin American identity may seem utopian to some, but as historian Ángel Gurría-Quintana explains on today's episode of World Policy On Air, the region’s unique cultural diversity should be viewed as a source of economic strength—not weakness.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 53: Journalism in Rwanda Under Attack

February 5, 2016

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.

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 52: “The Hangover”

January 29, 2016
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank's annual meeting last October was overshadowed by violent protests and poor economic conditions in the host country, Peru. On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, Portafolio editor­-in-chief Ricardo Ávila discusses his analysis of the Latin American 'hangover' from World Policy Journal’s latest issue.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 51: Latin American Shake Up

January 22, 2016

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?

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 50: The Death of Nimr al-Nimr

January 15, 2016

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.

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