How a community’s position in Russia’s federal system determines its economic future
As part of our Best of 2015 series, we look back at Heather Exner-Pirot’s op-ed from October. Taking a holistic view of Arctic policy, Exner-Pirot asked whose agenda should matter more: environmental groups who prioritize curbing climate change or the interests of marginalized Arctic inhabitants who want a greater say in their own destiny?
Today in our Best of 2015 series, we highlight Vlad Sokhin’s contribution to the latest issue of World Policy Journal. In this winter's Portfolio section, Sokhin documents life in Nauru, where the land has been stripped bare and the hulking shells of its last industry sit abandoned in the tropical sun.