Amulya Shankar


The World

Amulya Shankar was a producer at The World.

Amulya Shankar was a producer at The World.

A migrant father and child returns to Ciudad Juárez after he had his family's court dates changed by Customs and Border Protection on the Paso del Norte International Bridge after court cancelations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ciud

Why US immigration judges are leaving the bench in record numbers


The US immigration system is situated within the Department of Justice, a law enforcement agency. That’s always been a problem, explains Judge Ashley Tabaddor. But under the Trump administration, immigration judges have faced “unprecedented micromanagement” — and it’s causing many of them to resign or retire early.

A close up of a man in traditional Oromo clothing

Why Ethiopia erupted over a musician’s killing

An ethnic Uighur woman hugs her son as she stands outside her house with her daughter and neighbors

Sterilization abuse of Uighurs in China meets international legal criteria for genocide, experts say

The Supreme Court building

SCOTUS rules some rejected asylum-seekers can’t challenge decisions

A white man speaks behind a podium in front of a backdrop of US symbology

Will New START nuclear treaty survive ‘hostile’ US-Russia relations?

Men in police uniform kneel on an urban street.

No. 1 rule for police: Defend human rights, says Ukraine’s former police chief

Conflict & Justice

Khatia Dekanoidze knows about police reform. As the former chief of the National Police of Ukraine, she continues to work on police reform efforts in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. She spoke with The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about what US police officers can do now to reform.

Composite of 2 pictures. One of a woman in front of a microscope and the second one of the coronavirus.

Meet June Almeida, the Scottish virologist who first identified the coronavirus

Scottish virologist June Almeida was a pioneer of virus imaging. But she also played a pivotal role to identify the first human coronavirus — the same type of virus with tiny spokes as SARS and SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

Man sits on bench with mask and bird flies overhead

Chile’s ‘COVID-19 card’ sparks controversy over ‘uncertainty of evidence’ about immunity


Chile’s push for so-called “immunity passports” — an all-clear card of sorts issued to people who have already had the illness — has sparked controversy due to the lack of evidence that immunity is guaranteed after the first bout.

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.

COVID-19 Cyber Threat Intelligence League fights cybercrime amid pandemic


Cybercrime has surged in recent weeks. Hospitals, companies and even individuals are targets. That’s where the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Intelligence League steps in.

Wajahat Ali speaks onstage at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 11, 2018.

Wajahat Ali on maintaining one’s faith through crises


Wajahat Ali is a writer and lawyer whose Islamic faith was tested last year when he learned his 3-year-old daughter had liver cancer. He tells The World’s host Marco Werman what his family’s journey taught them about living through great challenges — and maintaining one’s faith.