Students in Bangladesh call for leadership change as protests against quota system turn violent


Protests against a job quota system in Bangladesh have turned violent. The World’s host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Samina Luthfa, who teaches sociology at the University of Dhaka, about why people are upset.

‘We have to cut back on everything’: Palestinian farmers in West Bank say water is in short supply

Israel-Hamas war

‘There’s always a day after’: Former chief of staff in Israeli air force talks about an endgame in Gaza

Israel-Hamas war
A parishioner enters into the Catholic church of Cazurra, a village of around 75 inhabitants, in the Zamora province of Spain, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

‘People want to shed light’: Spain finally investigates sexual abuse within Catholic institutions

Flowers lay on a symbolic casket that represents a victims of Colombia's civil conflict, and carries the Spanish words: "Saul. I don't forget. We miss you," at Bolivar square in Bogotá, Colombia, Monday, April 9, 2018. 

Discourse of justice: Part II

Critical State
A man carries an elderly woman as people continue to leave Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. 

Managing the aftermath: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into humanitarian needs in wartime. Policymakers and practitioners need to start adapting now to handle wars on the scale expected in the future, according to authors Brittany Card, Rob Grace, and Tarana Sable.

Cristina Licup receives her COVID-19 booster shot where she works at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York

Getting a COVID booster shot is a ‘difficult choice’ for many people, health tech advocate says


As Americans make plans for upcoming holiday gatherings, many are conflicted about getting a booster shot while others around the world haven’t had a chance to get their first jab. Professor and health technologies advocate Nicole Hassoun discusses the dilemma with The World’s host Marco Werman.

Embryos in a dish

Walter Isaacson on how gene editing will change lives


CRISPR has enabled us to manipulate the code of life. Where might it take us next?

People stand in front of a church door with protest signs on it.

‘We cannot continue to live like this’: Migrants desperate to work occupy Brussels church


Up to 200 undocumented migrants, including teenagers, have occupied St. John the Baptist in Brussels since the end of January. They’re calling on the government to grant them legal status.

In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, a no-trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. As Donald Trump’s presidency winds down, his administration is throttling up the pace of federal executions despite a surge of CO

Executions under Trump administration buck global trend away from death penalty

Human rights

“There is no doubt that the US is an outlier when it comes to its use of capital punishment,” says Delphine Lourtau, executive director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide.