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Nov 17, 2021

For four decades, Douglas Latchford burnished his reputation as a leading expert and collector of relics from the ancient Khmer Empire. But mounting evidence shows the burly British art dealer was trading in art looted during some of the darkest periods in Cambodia's history. As part of the Pandora Papers...

Sep 15, 2021

Parliamentary elections in Germany this month are set to usher in a new post-Angela Merkel era. But there’s another way the process is affecting politics: early voting. Germans have enjoyed postal voting for decades, but with no end to the pandemic in sight, officials expect as many as 60 percent of voters may...

Jun 24, 2021

As Lebanon slides further into political and economic turmoil, its social fabric is increasingly fraying. Beirut-based fellow David Kenner talks to Dan about the decisions intellectuals and skilled professionals face as they watch their compatriots flee abroad for better opportunities.


May 12, 2021

As India’s healthcare system buckled under the wright of a second wave of coronavirus, New Delhi-based fellow Astha Rajvanshi was exposed to the tragedy of losing a loved one to the disease firsthand. She talks to Dan about how the Indian government bungled its Covid response.

Mar 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia has embarked on a path of gradual social and economic modernization in recent years but it’s unclear how much it’s extending beyond major urban centers. ICWA fellow David Kenner talks to Dan about Western-style cafes in the southern border city of Jazan, where local entrepreneurs are contending with...