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Central America and the Caribbean

Commonwealth Caribbean Wants More than Symbolic Change from British Monarchy

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Global Insight by Grace Carrington

Faced with a new, less popular monarch, will a growing movement for republicanism accelerate in the Caribbean 'realms'?

Queen Elizabeth II sits in a chair with people waving Jamaican flags in the foreground.
Reuters
Global Politics

Food Security and Climate Mitigation as Counterinsurgency

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

If left unmitigated, hunger- and climate change-induced suffering in both Afghanistan and Haiti will likely exacerbate current political instability and conflict.

Afghan woman receives a box of food.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

World Review: Iran's Raisi Takes Office and COVID Roars Back

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World Review with Ivo Daalder

Karen DeYoung, Ryan Heath, and Carla Anne Robbins join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Iranian President Raisi
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US Foreign Policy

World Review: Haiti Assassination, Merkel's Last US Visit, Cuba Rising

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World Review with Ivo Daalder

Philip Stephens, Ryan Heath, and Elise Labott join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Protestors hold signs and flags in Cuba
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

US Efforts Have Shown That We Need Better Foreign Aid—Not More of It

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why we must change the culture of international aid to ensure that more isn’t equated with better and that short-term stability isn’t preserved at the cost of long-term progress.

Food aid in South Sudan
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International Development

Leaderless, Haiti Braces for Political Transition

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

The Caribbean nation is no stranger to chaos, devastation, or interference from outside its borders. After a presidential assassination, what does the future hold?

President Moise before his death
REUTERS
Global Politics

Nicaragua's Looming "Second Dictatorship"

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Host Brian Hanson checks the pulse of democracy in Nicaragua with researcher Ryan Berg and journalist Cindy Regidor.

Nicaraguan President and Vice President
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Global Politics

Breeding Crops for Climate Resilience: Visions from Haiti, Costa Rica, Uganda, Malawi, and Senegal

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Global Food for Thought by Hale Tufan

This blog is about the disruption and impact COVID-19 has had on climate change and food systems around the world.

NARC lab testing germ plasm samples
US Embassy
Food and Agriculture

Majority of Nicaraguans Support Early Elections

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

The current polarization in Nicaragua between the government supporters and the opposition coalition of students, farmers, civil society groups, and business leaders makes compromise a challenge.

An abandoned building with graffiti in Nicaragua
Wilhelm Gunkel
Public Opinion

Cities Combatting Urban Violence

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

A panel of experts discusses how cities can combat urban violence.

Yellow "police line - do not cross" tape blocks an intersection
Reuters
Global Cities