Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education Ignites World’s Anger
The sudden about-face could undercut the Taliban’s hopes for international recognition.
How the Real World Shows Up in the IR Classroom
A gender and generational divide influences how professors teach about history-making events.
Palestinian Schools Have a Problem—and Are Running Out of Time
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees has failed to fulfill demands for reform—and may soon face the consequences.
German Academic Freedom Is Now Decided in Beijing
German universities are bowing to China on censorship. That could finally change under the new government.
Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem
Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism.
School’s Out in the Taliban’s Afghanistan
The Taliban say modern education is of no use as the country heads toward economic meltdown and starvation.
Tehran’s Harvard Incubated Iran’s New Government
The school’s mission is to find the most talented Iranians willing to serve the state—and give them access to power.
Mexico’s School Closures Are Increasing Inequality
With schools shut for over a year, limited access to technology is exacerbating the education gap, leaving Indigenous communities behind.
Haiti’s Foreign Language Stranglehold
Around 90 percent of Haitians speak only Haitian Creole. So why is school mostly conducted in French?
You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for That IR Master’s
Institutions like the State Department need to scrap credentialism.
Did America’s Racial Awakening Reach IR Professors?
Nearly half of international relations scholars spent more time in class on race and racial justice—but with key demographic differences.
Boko Haram Won’t Stop Targeting Schools in Nigeria
The militant group’s attacks and kidnappings bring it publicity and riches while weakening state security forces.
The World According to ‘God’s Harvard’
Patrick Henry College’s focus on governance gives it a unique place among right-wing Christian schools.
China Will Run Out of Growth if It Doesn’t Fix Its Rural Crisis
No country with China’s vast education and public health problems has ever broken out of the ranks of middle-income countries.
Don’t Call Me Doktor
German politicians are obsessed with earning Ph.D.s—but plagiarism scandals tend to catch up to them and derail careers.
Let’s Not Blow This Chance to Fix Immigration
Biden’s reform plan is laudable. But it repeats the battles of the Obama years.
Will Schools and Universities Ever Return to Normal?
Nine experts on the future of education after the pandemic.