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Don’t Ignore the War in Ethiopia

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

War in Tigray is escalating fast. “We have effective nonmilitary leverage and options in our toolbox and should use them,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Aerial view of smoke billows from the capital of Tigray.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

The Geopolitical Implications of Fractured Fiscal Authority

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Global Insight by Liza Rose Cirolia

Liza Rose Cirolia shares geopolitical implications on African urban areas and city governments.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reuters
Global Cities

Who Benefits from US-China Competition in Africa?

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Some say China's Belt and Road Initiative is a solution to help African countries build modern economies, while others call it "debt trap diplomacy." Who's right and how can—or should—the United States compete?

Belt and Road Workers in Africa
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

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

In the News
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
REUTERS
International Development

Ten Years Later, What Went Wrong in South Sudan

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

A decade ago this week, South Sudan declared independence. But the hope and optimism of statehood quickly evaporated—just like international attention and support.

Hunger in South Sudan
REUTERS
Global Politics

A New Approach to Building Peace

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Although COVID-19 brought many aspects of our world to a standstill over the last year, violent conflict was not one of them. What can we do to end the cycle?

A woman from Somaliland flees her home due to drought
REUTERS
Global Politics

Closing Investment Gaps in African Aquatic Foods

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Global Food for Thought by Faridah Ibrahim

Aquatic food systems in Africa face many challenges and chronic underinvestment. WorldFish is trying to change that with the Fish for Africa Innovation Hub.

Trek net fishermen haul in their catch on Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town
REUTERS
Food and Agriculture

What Somalia's Election Failure Means for Regional Stability

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo caused internal turmoil and global concern after bypassing Parliament this week to remain in power.

Somalia's president after election day
REUTERS
Global Politics

Disasters Increase, Faux Financing, & a Fever Pact

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Catch the week's top news and research in food, agriculture, and global development in our Global Food for Thought news brief.

A farmer works in their fields.
Defika Hendri
Food and Agriculture

The Gendered Impacts of Integrated Pest Management in Ethiopia and Beyond

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Integrated pest management benefits the environment, farmers' productivity, and time-strapped women around the world.

A woman harvests desmodium.
Desalegne Tadesse
Food and Agriculture