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April 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

May 9, 2022

Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos Jr Appears to Have Won Convincingly: Here’s What That Means for the Philippines

Marcos Jr's decisive victory would change the political landscape in the Philippines.

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in San Fernando, Pampanga province, Philippines, on April 29, 2022.

September 12, 2019

Women and Economic Growth
Fighting HIV in Young Women Through Economic Empowerment

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is authored by Lanice C. Williams…

Women weave polythene baskets at a community-based organisation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi that empowers women living with HIV/AIDS.

July 11, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Young Jews and Israel

The past year has seen a long debate about whether young American Jews are becoming alienated from Israel. This assertion was the central argument in an article and then a book by Peter Beinart, who …

February 27, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Algeria, Young and Old

The median age of the Algerian population is 27 years, and 46 percent of the population is under the age of 24. But its president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is 76 years old, and is now set to take anothe…

May 16, 2022

Nigeria
Gruesome “Blasphemy” Killing Brings Nigeria’s Long-Running Ethno-Religious Divide Into Sharp Focus

Last week’s gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu, a home economics sophomore at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, comes at a time of escalating social and economic tension in Nigeria, and will most certainly raise the political stakes as the country enters electioneering season in preparation for next year’s presidential election.

A sign that reads "Higher Shariah Court," a child with a bucket in the background, and an old looking building.

April 29, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Outcry Over Disappearances and Femicides Grows in Mexico

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers April 23 to April 29.

Women participate in a protest on April 24, 2022 in Mexico City to demand justice for victims of gender-based violence and femicides following the death of Debanhi Escobar.

October 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Where have all the young men gone?

This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, an Africa watcher, following politics and economic currents across the continent. He works at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. I r…

Gambia Migrants

October 5, 2012

Asia
Why Young Democracies Fear YouTube

In the Washington Post  yesterday, Craig Timberg and Paula Moura described the recent jailing of a top Google executive in Brazil, and explored the broader trend of so-called democracies’ attempts to…

A man looks at YouTube at an Internet cafe in Yangon, Myanmar.