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It’s Not Democracy Without Women in Positions of Power

Originally published by Minna Cowper-Coles for World Politics Review There was a moment in 2020 when women’s political leadership was in the spotlight. From German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iceland’s Prime…


As Afghan Schools Remain Closed for Girls, Mental Health Crisis Builds

Psychiatrist Shafi Azim spent much of his career attending to the trauma caused by two decades of fighting, which ripped apart buildings and families. But over the past months, his hospital — Afghanistan’s primary mental health facility in Kabul — has filled with patients who say they are experiencing a different kind of suffering, he said.