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World Policy Newsletter, Week of February 3rd

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To correspond with the release of World Policy Journal’s winter 2016/17 all-women’s issue, the World Policy Blog is featuring a series of interviews with female experts from around the world. Read a selection of our most recent interviews:

With the consolidation of President Erdoğan’s power and a failed coup attempt last July, Turkey is once again in the media spotlight. World Policy Journal sat down with Elmira Bayrasli, guest co-editor of our all-women winter 2016/2017 issue and a World Policy Institute fellow, to talk about the complexities behind Turkey’s foreign and domestic conflicts.

For the latest interview in Arctic in Context’s “People of the North” series, Karina Kesserwan speaks with Daryana Maximova, a researcher from Yakutia, Russia, the coldest region in the world. Maximova describes her homeland and the importance of including indigenous voices in Arctic policymaking.

Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin has drawn the attention of the media for months. World Policy Journal spoke with World Policy fellow Nina Khrushcheva, the great-granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and a Russian expert at the New School, to discuss the state of U.S.-Russian affairs.

Around the Institute

To mark the release of World Policy Journal’s winter issue, “Interrupted,” World Policy Institute hosted a launch party at Von in New York. The issue, guest edited by Foreign Policy Interrupted, featured pieces from exclusively female contributors, who wrote on issues ranging from the current European refugee crises to the dangers of algorithmic bias, and the future of feminism in China. For more information on World Policy Journal and our launch parties, click here.


Fellow Updates

Alon Ben-Meir is hosting an event at New York University on Feb. 23 with Ambassador Auza of the Holy See to the U.N. His latest podcast episode features Dr. Tim Williams, a consultant who recently worked with the Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem.

Jonathan Cristol wrote an article in South Coast Today on why the U.S. embassy should not move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He was also quoted in an Al Jazeera article titled “The seven biggest threats to Donald Trump’s presidency.”

Erica Dingman, director of WPI’s Arctic in Context initiative, led World Policy’s co-sponsorship of the One Arctic symposium in Washington, D.C. last spring. Nearly 50 experts, academics, and political leaders came from around the world to discuss the theme of the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The presentations, videos, and outcomes of this two-day meeting are now featured on our website to continue the conversation about the future of Arctic governance.



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