Jake Scobey-Thal

Jake Scobey-Thal is assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy. Previously, he worked as a freelance reporter in Myanmar and as the Asia Associate for Human Rights Watch. His articles have appeared in The Nation, Next City magazine, and Salon among others. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Can Music Be an Effective Weapon?

2015 Global Thinkers Sonita Alizadeh and Helly Luv discuss how they’ve both used music to fight — against the Islamic State and against the institution of marriage.

Sightlines

Decoder: Asia’s Bride Market

How the demand for wives in South Korea, Singapore, and China is fueling a regional matchmaking trade.

Sightlines

Decoder: The Plague

There are up to 2,000 cases of the deadly disease annually worldwide. Could the Islamic State create even more?

In Box

Biomimetics: A Short History

Why imitating nature's greatest tricks is the future of engineering.

Passport

It’s 2014, and Global Slavery Still Exists on a Huge Scale

In 1981, Mauritania became the last country on earth to abolish slavery. It took until 2007 for it to finally become illegal in that country ...

In Box

Illegal Alien: A Short History

Undocumented? Unauthorized? Illegal? After 250 years, we're still debating what to call America’s visa-less immigrants.

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