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The art of surviving a Venezuela on the brink

Written by Marcos Gomez, Director of Amnesty International Venezuela. Read the original article on Al Jazeera. Image Credit: Al Jazeera The seemingly endless crisis in Venezuela appears to have entered a new, dark and alarming chapter. As if coming off the pages of a terrifying thriller, a crisis that seemed to have reached its worst point in […]

The Turkish constitutional referendum, explained

Written by Sinan Ekim and Kemal Kirişci. Read the original article on Brookings.edu. Image Credit: Brookings.edu   This Sunday, the Turkish electorate will vote in a nationwide referendum on several proposed amendments to the constitution. This is Turkey’s seventh constitutional referendum since its transition from single-party rule to a multi-party system in 1946. The current constitution, […]

Boris Johnson says ‘game has changed’ as G7 leaders discuss new sanctions against Russia

Written by Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. Read the original article on The Daily Telegraph.    A meeting of G-7 foreign ministers are discussing new sanctions on Syrian and Russian military figures, Boris Johnson has confirmed. The Foreign Secretary said the “game has changed” ahead of a meeting with his counterparts in Italy, where […]

Protect Exchanges – Support Diplomacy

Dear WAC Friends: International exchange programs have always received bi-partisan support in Congress. However, the White House’s newly released FY2018 budget calls for an unprecedented cut of 28 percent to the Department of State. While we don’t know by what amount, it is clear that the administration will soon propose steep cuts to the Bureau […]

WAC is hiring a part-time Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator!

Position Description Job Title: Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator Program: Across programs Positions Type: Hourly to start; 30 hrs/week, $13/hr Supervisor: Executive Director Position Summary The Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of communications and marketing efforts across all programs of the organization. The Coordinator will take the lead on event logistics, […]

Congratulations to DuPont Manual High School!

2017 Academic WorldQuest™ Regional Competition, 1st Place: DuPont Manual High School World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Team members: Agharnan Gandhi, Mark Raj, Aditya Mehta, Abilash Thout, Matthew Raj; Coach: Esther Tamplin Congratulations to Coach Esther Tamplin and the team from DuPont Manual High School! This team placed 1st overall at the regional round […]

IRIN’s Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017 http://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2017/01/02/ten-humanitarian-stories-look-out-2017 2 January 2017 While 2016 taught us to expect the unexpected, IRIN’s eyes and ears on the ground have given us an idea of what to look out for in the new year. We can’t promise everyone else will be covering these stories, but here […]

CSIS 2017 Global Forecast

Global Forecast is an annual collection of essays by CSIS experts focused on the critical issues facing the U.S. and the world in the year ahead.   Click on the following link to access the Global Forecast: https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/161219_GlobalForecast_2017.pdf 1. WHAT ARE THE MAIN NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? John J. Hamre 2. IS THE […]

North Korea’s fifth nuclear test

Written by: Tariq Rauf, Programme Director, Disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute 9 September 2016 Original article can be found here:         The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that at 00:30 UTC, a seismic event of magnitude 5.3 was detected in North Korea […]

Will Syria’s Ceasefire Hold? The 3 Signs to Watch.

Written by Zack Beauchamp on September 13, 2016, 10:10 a.m. ET | @zackbeauchamp | zack@vox.com Original article can be found here:       Some of the guns have gone quiet in Syria. It’s nearly 24 hours into the Syria ceasefire arrangement, and despite several reported instances of fighting and explosions, independent observers say there have been no […]