Indra Ekmanis

Associate Editor, Global Nation

Indra Ekmanis is associate editor for Global Nation, the immigration desk of PRI's The World. She focuses on bringing perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to PRI's immigration and world coverage. Indra has a doctorate in international studies from the University of Washington, with an area focus in the Baltic Sea Region and post-Soviet space. Her work has concentrated on the everyday experiences of minority integration, immigrant identity and civil society, particularly through the lens of culture. Indra was a 2016-2017 Fulbright researcher in Latvia, and has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Foreign Policy Research Institute. Indra comes to PRI as a 2018 Mellon/American Council for Learned Societies Public Fellow.

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Things That Go Boom: Is America's foreign policy for sale?

Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.