What in the World

June 1, 2023

What in the world is a colloquial expression that means "What's going on?" It's an emphatic way to express surprise or alarm. But overuse can make it sound hackneyed.

What's happening in the world matters to us all. But understanding global issues is complicated. That's why we created what in the world: a weekly podcast that makes complex foreign policy issues understandable and relevant. Hosted by experts of color and women, we connect America's engagement with the world to your everyday life.

In the case of a 19-year-old British woman, accused by Israeli boys of gang rape in Cyprus, evidence and her own words tell a different story. This week, we explore her changing story.

3.7 billion people do not have access to safely managed sanitation. That's 46% of the world population. The WHO has been a key part of the fight against pandemic disease, reducing infectious diseases and saving lives. But now that President Trump has stopped funding the WHO and begun America's withdrawal, what will happen to it? We ask human rights expert Pushkar Sharma.


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