Democratic Debate Breaks Records in Live-Streaming and TV
Politics & Economics

Democratic Debate Breaks Records in Live-Streaming and TV

Tuesday’s presidential debate on CNN was the highest-rated and most viewed debate for the Democratic Party ever, preliminary numbers from Nielsen show. It also set the all-time record for news live-streaming. A whopping 15.3 million viewers tuned in to the presidential debate featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Rhode Island Gov. … Continue reading

Libya’s Election Ushers in New Voter Technology
Politics & Economics

Libya’s Election Ushers in New Voter Technology

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  Libya’s parliamentary election today is employing the world’s first national, mobile voter registration system. Today, voters headed to the polls to elect members to the 200-seat House of Representatives. The House of Representatives will replace the General National Congress, the now largely discredited interim parliament established in July 2012. … Continue reading

World Policy’s Issue on Finance & Currency is Out
Politics & Economics

World Policy’s Issue on Finance & Currency is Out

The team here at World Policy Journal is proud to present our latest issue, Change Matters on all things currency and finance. The issue features: A conversation with the CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group on global finance Analysis of Bitcoin’s prospects Alternative Currencies article Map of global remittances Timeline from 1990-2014 of major … Continue reading

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey
Culture / Education

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal Turkey’s cities boast an impressive number of young female CEOs and increasing number of women in the workplace. The World Bank declares that “the gender gap in Turkey’s education system has virtually disappeared.” But a dark shadow lurks over the country’s rural Eastern and Southeastern regions, where 45 percent of … Continue reading

Politics & Economics

Kosovo, Slovenia and Even Liberia Have Taken the Landmark Step America Is Still Waiting For

By Marguerite Ward, Policy Mic  While the U.S. wrangles with whether it’s ready for a female president ahead of the 2016 election, other countries have already answered the question with a decisive yes. From South Korea to Chile, likely and unlikely nations are led by women. As a generation tuned into international politics, we have to ask: Why is … Continue reading

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The Frontrunner of Afghanistan’s Presidential Elections Has a Strong Message On Democracy

By Marguerite Ward, PolicyMic  Election officials are now in the process of counting the more than 7 million votes of Afghanistan’s presidential election. As the United States scales back its military presence, President Karzai leaves office after 13 years in power and the population faces continued threats from the Taliban, this election has a lot at stake. The … Continue reading

Arts & Culture / Politics & Economics

Guns to Gardening: Ending Illegal Arms Trade

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  The U.S.’s lax gun laws and holes in gun trafficking enforcement are fueling a massive business of illegal arms trade through its southern border into Mexico. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), two out of every three illegal firearms found in Mexico originate in … Continue reading