Editor and digital reporter
Indra Ekmanis is an editor and reporter for The World's digital platform. She focuses on bringing perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to The World's 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 research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is also a Baltic Sea Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Indra comes to The World as a 2018 Mellon/American Council for Learned Societies Public Fellow.
Nearly a month after the House of Representatives took two historic votes to impeach the 45th president of the United States, the case moved to the Senate for trial. Look back at The World's coverage of the trial here.
Conflict & Justice
A US-Iranian "shadow war" has escalated following the assassination of Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani. The World is following what's happening between the US and Iran as the situation unfolds.
Despite some periods of cooperation, the US and Iran have long been in conflict. Here's a brief timeline of major events in US-Iranian relations.
According to a Government Accountability Office report released this month, ICE data show that detentions of pregnant women increased by more than 50% — from 1,380 in 2016 to 2,098 in 2018.
US President Donald Trump faces a Senate trial over whether to remove him from office in January. But impeachment is not the only way to remove a leader. Here's a look at political shake-ups around the world, where both legal and extralegal means to bring about regime change have made headlines.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives will proceed with articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump. The Judiciary panel could vote as early as next Thursday to recommend impeachment charges to the full House.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in late September. This timeline tracks how the investigation is proceeding.
The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump moved to open hearings Wednesday. The central issue in the inquiry is what responsibility the president may carry for abandoning public duty in favor of private interests.
Transcripts of more than 350 pages each from House interviews with US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and the Trump Administration's special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker were made public, as was new testimony from Sondland included "refreshed" recollections.
The US House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Thursday, which will set rules for the investigation going forward. But what's happened in the inquiry so far? The World looks back at some key moments.