Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

Nov 11, 2019

In fantasy sports, participants draft their own dream teams out of the rosters of existing players. That’s what Donald Trump has done with Ukraine. He and his advisers have created a fantasy team involving a number of key players, including the Ukrainian president, the former US ambassador...

The Death and Life of Great Korean Cities
Nov 11, 2019

The Death and Life of Great Korean Cities

Mumbai Needs To Come Together to Prevent Annual Flooding
Nov 11, 2019

Mumbai Needs To Come Together to Prevent Annual Flooding

Has MBS Emerged Intact After His Crimes?
Nov 11, 2019

Has MBS Emerged Intact After His Crimes?

Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Just as it seemed that the leftist “pink tide” had finally receded across Latin America, a wave of social movements are shaking market-friendly governments in the region. While certainly a reflection of the polarized political climate on a global scale, the recent convulsions across the...

How to Reboot an Infected Nervous System

How to Reboot an Infected Nervous System

Nov 09, 2019

Yes, the world seems less trustworthy every day. Politics is corrupted, science is corrupted, the law is corrupted, etc. Worst of all, education and the news are corrupted, so we can’t even know what’s true. It’s like John Wanamaker said a hundred years ago, “I know 30% of my ad budget is...

Workplace Romance: Did McDonald’s Make the Right Call?

Workplace Romance: Did McDonald’s Make the Right Call?

Nov 09, 2019

The recent firing of McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook over a consensual relationship with an employee highlights the thorny issue of workplace romance in the #MeToo era, which has heralded a number of CEO resignations over inappropriate behavior that previously was condoned or...

Germany, 30 Years After Reunification

Germany, 30 Years After Reunification

Nov 09, 2019

Thirty years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, and with it the communist regime that had held the East German “workers’ and farmers’ state” in its iron grip since the beginning of the Cold War. A year later, the two German states were reunited. The mood was exuberant,...

A Beacon of Light for India’s Survivors of Domestic Violence

A Beacon of Light for India's Survivors of Domestic Violence

Nov 08, 2019

In 2016, India’s National Crime Records Bureau reported 338,954 incidents of violence against women, including 38,947 rapes, up from 309,546 in 2013. Forty percent of the victims were children. In the same year, only one-third of child sexual abuse cases brought to trial had resulted in...

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

Nov 08, 2019

The media in the US are giving major coverage this week to the random political thoughts of a host of billionaires that include JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, investor Paul Tudor Jones, Bill Gates and, most spectacularly, hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, the founder of the investment advisory...

Has the Iraqi Government Failed?

Has the Iraqi Government Failed?

Nov 07, 2019

A widespread belief in Iraq is that the post-Baathist system has failed the country. Many Iraqis accuse their leaders of pillaging the nation’s wealth while providing poor services to citizens.

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference

Nov 07, 2019

It is easy to see incels — short for "involuntarily celibate" — as just another example of misogyny. This is so, but it is also true that the incel phenomenon departs from how today's masculinity works. Incels are part of a growing trend of radical-right movements that are anguished by the...

Is Narendra Modi’s Consensus Unraveling?

Is Narendra Modi’s Consensus Unraveling?

Nov 07, 2019

Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resoundingly successful reelection earlier this year, Foreign Policy magazine expresses serious doubts about his ability to keep the promises he made during his initial election campaign and hold the unwieldy nation together. His promises of economic...

The Long History of Foreign Interference in US Politics

The Long History of Foreign Interference in US Politics

Nov 07, 2019

On October 31, the US House of Representatives held a formal vote on its first resolution in relation to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The resolution, which passed by 232 votes to 196 along party lines, set out rules on how the impeachment inquiry will proceed in the next...

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