U.S. State Department

May 27, 2016

This week on Global Beat: The Peace Corps will be established in Vietnam for the first time in history; Santiago’s subway system will become the world’s first solar-powered metro; Greece and Kenya move to close down refugee camps; and more.

Jordi Bernabeu Farrús

May 26, 2016

In Foreign Affairs, Mark Latonero breaks down the limits of technology in solving Syria's intractable refugee crisis. He argues that policymakers should remain skeptical of the attitude that "there’s an app for that." 

European Commission

May 20, 2016

This week on Global Beat: several southern African nations declare states of emergency due to severe drought; Colombia’s FARC rebels agree to free their child soldiers; rising seas due to climate change threaten islands in the Pacific; and more.

Photo credit: Alex Barth

May 6, 2016

This week on Global Beat: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis deepens; the king of Spain dissolves parliament; Doctors Without Borders slams the UN Security Council; Kenya burns the largest stockpile of ivory in history; and more.


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