Buzzfeed Reveals a Banking Virus That Could Become a Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020

Buzzfeed has made what many take to be a shocking revelation about how the world’s most powerful financial institutions skirt morality and the law. Others who have followed the activities of the biggest international banks over recent decades may simply wonder why anyone should be surprised....

India Must Modernize Its Inefficient Defense Production System
Sep 22, 2020

India Must Modernize Its Inefficient Defense Production System

The State of the Indian Republic
Sep 22, 2020

The State of the Indian Republic

QAnon: A Conspiracy for Our Time
Sep 22, 2020

QAnon: A Conspiracy for Our Time

Is Switzerland’s Air2030 Program the Right Choice for the Country?

Is Switzerland’s Air2030 Program the Right Choice for the Country?

Sep 22, 2020

Various international media have reported on Switzerland’s current defense procurement, the largest in its history. Switzerland’s goal is to redefine the defense of its national airspace in a program called Air2030. They will determine what aircraft the Swiss air force will fly for the...

Spain’s Monarchy Is at a Crossroads Amid Corruption Scandal

Spain’s Monarchy Is at a Crossroads Amid Corruption Scandal

Sep 21, 2020

The former king of Spain, Juan Carlos de Bourbon, is facing growing allegations of corruption from Spanish public prosecutors. The current scandal will have an unprecedented impact on the future of the Spanish monarchy, an opaque institution that has been for many years shielded from public...

What Trump Will Leave Behind If He Loses

What Trump Will Leave Behind If He Loses

Sep 21, 2020

Whether Donald Trump will serve four more years as president of the United States will be decided on November 3. America’s partners should nonetheless already be thinking about what Trump will leave behind — namely the consequences of his policies — if he loses the election and agrees to...

How Anti-Semitism Has Lost Any Connection With Reality

How Anti-Semitism Has Lost Any Connection With Reality

Sep 21, 2020

A Business Insider article by Oma Seddiq highlights the latest example of US President Donald Trump’s obsessive insistence on treating American Jews as citizens of Israel. Jewish voices have once again rebuked the president, though apparently to no avail. Seddiq’s article bears the title...

What the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for America’s Political Future

What the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for America’s Political Future

Sep 21, 2020

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18 has shaken the judiciary at a moment that could test the foundations of American legislature. Justice Ginsburg was a leftist — or “liberal,” in American parlance — mainstay in her 27 years on the court and...

COVID-19 Drives Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia

COVID-19 Drives Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia

Sep 18, 2020

For the past decade, I have been researching the impact of Islamophobia on social media. After the outbreak of COVID-19, I was commissioned, alongside my colleague Roxana Khan Williams, by the chair and independent members of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group to produce an evidenced-based...

TikTok: The Future of “Less American” Tech

TikTok: The Future of “Less American” Tech

Sep 18, 2020

Some phenomena occur and become highly visible in the wrong place, at the wrong time. TikTok, an app created in China, came into prominence as a major source of expression and entertainment for the youth of the United States only in the past two years but rose, in that short time, to the status of...

Scientists’ Social Engagement Is Needed to Stem the COVID-19 Pandemic

Scientists’ Social Engagement Is Needed to Stem the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the unpreparedness and inability of many countries to effectively manage complex risks and ensure community resilience. An important dimension of this dangerous flaw is the sharp divide between those who rely on science to shape policies and actions, and...

Taking American Carnage to the Next Level

Taking American Carnage to the Next Level

Sep 18, 2020

It is a recent tradition among occupants of the White House, as they head out of office, to play a few practical jokes on their successors. The Clinton administration jesters, for instance, removed all the Ws from White House keyboards before handing over the keys to George W. Bush’s transition...

The NY Times: Liberal or Neoliberal?

The NY Times: Liberal or Neoliberal?

Sep 17, 2020

Fifty years ago, The New York Times reminds us, there occurred “a seminal moment in the world of business: the publication of Milton Friedman’s essay in The New York Times Magazine entitled ‘The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.’” As a newspaper read by...

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