About Author

Laura Kanji

Laura Kanji is a staff writer for the Harvard International Review. She contributes to both the Features and the Global Notebook/World in Review sections of the magazine.

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37(4) Summer 2016, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Economics, Features, Human Rights, Middle East, North Africa, Politics, Security, West Africa

Moving Targets: The Evolution and Future of Smart Sanctions

The phrase “modern warfare” brings to mind high-tech weapons, pervasive surveillance, and murky borders — not necessarily economic policy. However, as the weapons, strategies,...
A dry riverbed in California. California's drought has already taken a serious toll on its agricultural production. 
"California Drought" by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PD US NOAA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Environment, Europe, Features, Health

Famine or Feast: Climate Change and the Future of Food Production

It is the year 2080. As climate change continues, unhindered by weak regulations and international disagreement, temperatures have risen several degrees Fahrenheit. In tropical...
Rafael Flores holds off a defender in a match between the European Region U.S. Navy soccer team and a Cape Verde military team at the Municipal Stadium in Mindelo, Cape Verde. The match is part of an 11-day sports diplomacy tour.
37(2) Winter 2016, Americas, Asia, Education, Europe, Features, Politics

Illustrations and Influence: Soft Diplomacy and Nation Branding through Popular Culture

Anime and manga. Art conferences. Coffee prepared with sugar. Soccer games. These things seem hardly relevant to the cutthroat negotiations and politically charged interchanges...
Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers, November 2014. "Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers," by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis. PD US Marines, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(2) Winter 2016, Africa, Americas, Europe, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Security, World in Review

Hidden Dangers: The Implications of the Global Health Security Agenda

On the heels of the annual International Monetary Fund/World Bank conference as well as an Ebola-ridden year, the world is reminded of the significance...