A look at the briefcase-sized electronic voting machines that are helping more than 800 million Indians cast ballots in this year’s election—and a reminder of why the world is watching. (The Atlantic, Foreign Policy)

How American higher-education policy has gone from being visible and effective to being invisible and inefficient. (The Atlantic)

Why climate change is violence. (The Guardian)

How Rwanda’s remarkable, two-decade march from genocide has left women behind. (Foreign Policy)

A yearlong investigation finds that many schools across the U.S. are back where they were under Jim Crow segregation: racially isolated and under-resourced. (ProPublica)

How a Brazilian welfare program designed to slash poverty ended up improving women’s rights. (Atlantic Cities)

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