Featuring guests located outside the United States, Worldwise aspires to illuminate international affairs and help Americans understand perspectives abroad.
Kenyans outraged over response to Westgate attack
The unusual place of Somalis in Kenyan society
Is Kenya coming to regret its invasion of Somalia?
The “refugee stimulus”
The historic ICC trial of Kenya’s president
How the ICC indictment is hurting Kenya abroad
Why Obama and Rouhani aren’t shaking hands just yet
The Syria debate that wasn’t
Did Samantha Power and John Kerry diss Iran?
Ban Ki-moon, America’s best friend
How the UN lets France do whatever it wants in Africa
Sri Lankan massacres and Congolese rapes
Has Iran turned a corner?
Rouhani’s limited window for reform
How Obama can encourage Iranian reform
Could Iran help resolve the Syrian conflict?
Majid’s insights from growing up in Syria and Iran
The tension between Arab and Persian cultures
How France became more interventionist than the US
The French reaction to Russia’s chemical weapons proposal
How the Libyan precedent complicates intervention in Syria
Can weapons inspections in Syria actually work?
Should Iran be enlisted to help solve the conflict?
Could Syria be partitioned?
The latest news from the UN on Syria
Is the Russian proposal a breakthrough?
The new Hans Blix
The paradox of international law
Obama’s narrow case for strikes
Samantha Power’s first big test
Iran’s new president wishes Jews a Happy New Year
Do Israelis want a US strike against Syria?
The precedent a Syrian intervention could set for Iran
Israel’s best-case scenario for Syria
Should the US work with Iran to solve the Syrian conflict?
Rouhani vs. the hardliners
Why the House of Commons voted against war with Syria
Does Obama actually want Congressional approval?
War for symbolism’s sake
The UN’s no-win situation
A new weariness/modesty/fatalism in foreign policy
The future of British foreign relations
Do Egyptians support US intervention in Syria?
Why Rasha still rejects the term “coup”
Rasha: The Muslim Brotherhood is being treated fairly
How Morsi is like Nixon
Has the military regime gone too far?
Mohamed ElBaradei and liberal disenchantment
How Syria could retaliate for an American strike
Why did Assad use chemical weapons?
Joshua: “There is no Syrian nation left”
Obama’s incoherent Syria policy
The logic of partition…
…and why it won’t happen any time soon
Russia’s law against “gay propaganda”
Is Russia just old-fashioned and religious?
Gay ’90s followed the fall of Communism
Liberal pressure from the West
Homophobic neo-Nazis go viral
How’s Edward Snowden doing?
Background on the crisis in South Sudan
Violence in the remote state of Jonglei
South Sudan’s young, fragile independence
Why the US is so supportive of South Sudan
Juba’s hostile relationship with Khartoum
Can the two Sudans cooperate on oil exports?
What Russians think of Snowden
Anti-Americanism and Russia’s Syria policy
Alexey Navalny, icon of the Russian protest movement
What does Navalny really stand for?
The Kremlin’s old media vs. the protesters’ new media
Putin’s crackdown on gay rights