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A view of a sign for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on July 08, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A view of a sign for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on July 08, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Do Policy Schools Still Have a Point?

Reflections of a career-long public policy professor at a time of global upheaval.

Russian Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov (right), wearing a suit and tie, holds a new history book for high school students at a news conference in Moscow. Behind him out of focus are two other suited men, one with his hand to his face.
Russian Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov (right), wearing a suit and tie, holds a new history book for high school students at a news conference in Moscow. Behind him out of focus are two other suited men, one with his hand to his face.

New Russian Schoolbooks Preach Hatred of Ukraine and the West

The Kremlin has taken indoctrination and historical falsification to a new level.

Protesters gather in front of the French Embassy.
Protesters gather in front of the French Embassy.

How the West Could Actually Help the Sahel

For years, Western policies have only paid lip service to seeing the Sahel in terms of its own immense problems.

University students display a flag of the Communist Party of China to mark the party's 100th anniversary during an opening ceremony of the new semester in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Sept. 10, 2021.
University students display a flag of the Communist Party of China to mark the party's 100th anniversary during an opening ceremony of the new semester in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Sept. 10, 2021.

Has China Peaked?

A debate on whether Beijing’s economic woes are temporary or terminal.

People walk in front of building 10 on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
People walk in front of building 10 on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chinese students queue to take the National College Entrance Examination at a high school in Beijing.
Chinese students queue to take the National College Entrance Examination at a high school in Beijing.

How China’s Education System Trapped a Generation

Young people have been trained into competition and hopelessness.

Children perform during a Chinese New Year celebration in a Mandarin immersion program at Marian Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel, California.
Children perform during a Chinese New Year celebration in a Mandarin immersion program at Marian Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel, California.

Have Mandarin Immersion Schools Lost Their Luster?

Striving parents once saw it as the language of the future, but attitudes to school immersion programs in the U.S. are changing.

Afghan children read the Quran at a madrassa, an Islamic school, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Afghan children read the Quran at a madrassa, an Islamic school, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

School Is in for the Taliban’s New Model Army

Extremist curriculum is teaching children how to hate, not how to think.

Students at Rising Sun Children School write in their classroom in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 12, 2020.
Students at Rising Sun Children School write in their classroom in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 12, 2020.

Why International Private Schools Are Booming in Africa

After China’s crackdown, foreign education providers eye opportunities in countries such as Nigeria and Egypt.

Students study on a university campus.
Students study on a university campus.

The U.S.-China Fault Line Is Felt in the Academy

The breakdown in university exchanges threatens understanding and collaborative research.

Chinese graduates throw their hats into the sky after a commencement ceremony.
Chinese graduates throw their hats into the sky after a commencement ceremony.

Lost in Translation

What happens when academic exchanges between the world’s biggest superpowers collapse?

Children internally displaced by Pakistan’s floods attend a mobile school class near a makeshift camp in Dera Allah Yar on Jan. 9.
Children internally displaced by Pakistan’s floods attend a mobile school class near a makeshift camp in Dera Allah Yar on Jan. 9.

Pakistan’s Climate Disconnect

The country’s growing leverage at U.N. negotiations has not resonated with much of its population.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson attend a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on Nov. 8, 2022.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson attend a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on Nov. 8, 2022.

Is Turkey a Crucial or Corrosive NATO Ally?

Erdogan’s foot-dragging on Sweden and Finland is causing headaches for Western leaders.

Aaron, an undergraduate student at a Sydney university, wears a Winnie-the-Pooh suit as he protests China's zero-COVID measures at a rally in Australia.
Aaron, an undergraduate student at a Sydney university, wears a Winnie-the-Pooh suit as he protests China's zero-COVID measures at a rally in Australia.

In Australia, Pro-Democracy Students Aren’t Safe From China’s Reach

To evade surveillance and reporting by nationalist members of the diaspora, anti-CCP protesters get creative.

Students sit at desks in a classroom.
Students sit at desks in a classroom.

Who Speaks English?

The world is long overdue for the abandonment of the unstated but powerful hegemony that exists around the great imperial languages of centuries past.

A teacher interacts with students at a UNRWA school.
A teacher interacts with students at a UNRWA school.
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Why the World’s Top Economists Are Going to Jackson Hole

Plus: The United States is having a massive teacher shortage.

Tafsir Siyaposh visits a friend in Kabul to discuss what can be done about the current situation of women in Afghanistan on June 2.
Tafsir Siyaposh visits a friend in Kabul to discuss what can be done about the current situation of women in Afghanistan on June 2.

Meet the Woman Who Makes the Taliban Squirm

Tafsir Siyaposh has spent the past year pressing the Taliban on women’s rights by besting them at their own theological jousts on live television.

Closeup photo of Pap Ndiaye
Closeup photo of Pap Ndiaye

The Education of Pap Ndiaye

A quiet academic becomes a lightning rod in France’s culture wars.

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