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The Links Between Hunger and Unrest in Myanmar and Beyond

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Global Food for Thought by Camille Braswell

Food insecurity plays a critical and complex role in Myanmar's current political turmoil, and has played a similar role in uprisings of the past.

People displaced by fighting share a meal in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin State
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Thailand's Youth Demand Democratic Reforms

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Pavin Chachavalpongpun joins Deep Dish to explain how social media makes Thailand's youth protests different than past movements.

Young people at a protest in Thailand.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Investing in Innovation: Food, Agriculture and Forestry in Southeast Asia

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Global Food for Thought by Erin Sweeney

Erin Sweeney provides guest commentary on food, agriculture, and forestry in Southeast Asia.

Large rain forest in Indonesia
Tommy Krombacher
Food and Agriculture

Myanmar Accused of Genocide against Rohingya at UN Court

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Historian Thant Myint-U, author of The Hidden History of Burma, joins Deep Dish to discuss Burma’s recent struggles with race, capitalism, and democracy, as well as the consequences for Southeast Asia.

Mothers and their children at a center for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Peter Biro
Global Politics

Sinking Jakarta Is a Test Case for Climate Retreat

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Tom Pepinsky  of Cornell University and the Brookings Institution joins  Deep Dish  to discuss the overcrowded capital city Jakarta’s sinking.

Passengers of a boat walk through rising sea water during high tide at Kali Adem port in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

CPTPP Countries March Forward in an Uncertain Trade Climate

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), is to be signed March 8—one year after the US stepped away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Trade ministers and delegates from the remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) attend the TPP Ministerial Meeting during the APEC 2017
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Examining North Korea's Alleged 'Success in First H-Bomb Test'

In the News
WTTW News
Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff discusses North Korea's claims to have successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb as a "self-defense against the U.S."

North Koreans dance to celebrate what the country claims was a "successful hydrogen bomb" test at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang
Reuters
Defense and Security