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Omicron Proves World Fails to Face Global Threats with Global Solutions

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“The biggest cost of the nationalist reaction [to omicron] is its damage to future global cooperation,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

A notice about COVID-19 safety measures is pictured next to closed doors at a departure hall of Narita international airport
Reuters
Global Politics

Africa Will Test Biden’s Democracy Approach

In the News
the Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In Africa, “supplying and supporting abusive security forces often directly undermines democracy,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Smoke billowing from a street in Kampala after an explosion.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

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

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

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

Closing Investment Gaps in African Aquatic Foods

BLOG
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

The Gendered Impacts of Integrated Pest Management in Ethiopia and Beyond

BLOG
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

Ethiopia’s Fate Threatens Regional Stability

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Ethiopia's brewing civil conflict could have a broader impact on the region's politics and US policies towards the continent.

Women carry laundry on the border of Ethiopia and Somalia
REUTERS
Global Politics

Finding an Alternative to Fishmeal for Sustainable Aquaculture in Zambia

BLOG
Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Replacement of fisheries-derived fishmeal with yeast-derived proteins, or single-cell proteins, could support the sustainable growth of aquaculture globally.

Aquaculture cages in Jitra, Malaysia
WorldFish
Food and Agriculture