Trusting Science in Times of Uncertainty

By Adam Powell

In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, there have been repeated calls to “trust the science.” The first definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary for the word “science” is “the state of knowing,” while the third definition is “knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method.” Science is not about trust,...

Can FinTech Hold the EU’s Capital Markets Together?

By Juraj Somora

As the European Union is approaching the Brexit endgame, the risk of further fragmentation is looming over its already fractured capital markets. The future composition of Europe is not the only force at play. Regulatory divergence, reignition of a trade war between the United States and China, the EU's intended response to the situation in Hong Kong, the reassertion of national sovereignty in Europe's separatist...

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The 2020 US Election Explained

The 2020 US Election Explained

By Atul Singh

With elections due on November 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has busted a plot against Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. An armed militia allegedly planned to abduct and overthrow her. Whitmer had ordered stringent lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that many Michiganders opposed and that...


How Israel Factors into the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

What’s “Natural” on the Galapagos Islands?

Sudan’s Ties With Counterrevolutionary Gulf States

Is Modi’s “Make In India” Initiative Working?

Will Saudi Arabia Normalize Relations With Israel?

Not All Arab States Will Normalize Ties With Israel

100 Years of Women and the Vote

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Kuwaiti Efforts to Help Stabilize Iraq

Does Online Learning Damage Children’s Brains?

The Interview

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now in its 72nd year. Israel has been given renewed impetus after agreeing to the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates on August 13, when the two states announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. Bahrain soon followed in Abu Dhabi’s footsteps. Now, along with Sudan, there are five Arab countries that recognize Israel, and there are rumors that others...

By Kourosh Ziabari & Richard Seaford