Shifting Tides in Sino-African Relations

China's relationship with South Sudan exemplifies its complex economic and diplomatic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa.

Ayush Midha | February 8, 2016

From Solitary to Society

Almost 100,000 prisoners in America are in solitary confinement. This degrades their mental health and makes the transition back to society much harder.

Samarth Gupta | February 7, 2016

Waste, Greed, and Fraud: The Business that Makes the World’s Greatest Army

The government has given a blank check to private defense contractors, resulting in rampant waste and hurting our ability to accomplish military objectives.

Derek Paulhus | February 6, 2016

The Future of Bitcoin: A Rocky Path to Currency

There are numerous obstacles to Bitcoin’s adoption as a legitimate currency, but a number of startups have emerged to combat these obstacles through the development of much-needed infrastructure.

Sam Kessler | January 19, 2016

Bad Jokes

Both comedians and politicians rely on the audience’s trust. But when people become skeptical of the nine-second sound bite, the rapport and trust between the person on the national stage and the audience on the voter rolls breaks down.

Matthew Disler | January 15, 2016

Tonight at the Opera

Even to remark that you have gone “to the opera” 
is to shoulder an albatross of pretension regardless of your socioeconomic status.

Daniel J. Kenny | January 11, 2016