In ‘Little Athens,’ Greeks torn over debt crisis fix
Local News / Politics & Economics

In ‘Little Athens,’ Greeks torn over debt crisis fix

For residents of New York’s “Little Athens,” Greece‘s debt crisis hits close to home. Signs written in Greek and blue and white flags pepper Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, but beneath the loyalty and pride on the streets of the Queens neighborhood, there’s an uneasiness about Greece’s future. If public sentiment here is any indication, Greeks … 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

Israel-Palestine: World Policy on Al Jazeera America

By Marguerite Ward Earlier this week, World Policy Institute fellow Patricia DeGennaro appeared on Al Jazeera America to discuss why Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have once again come to a halt. Joined by Ghassan Shabaneh, Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, DeGennaro provided a brief but insightful look on what it would take to achieve peace between the two … Continue reading