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An Endemic, an Enigma: Ebola in West Africa

How to fight an infectious disease in the developing world.

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Scotland Decides

Two Scottish writers explore the pros and cons of the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.

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Gaza in Paris

What happens when pro-Palestinian sentiments are too consistently associated with anti-Semitic rhetoric?

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Strangers in the Promised Land

An account of Eritreans in Israel and their perilous journey there.

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Afghanistan on the Rise

An optimistic outlook for a war-torn nation.

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/ July 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Hidden Hypocrisy

Why America's past undermines Obama's rhetoric on flight MH17 and Ukraine.

/ July 20, 2014 5:15 pm

On the Horizon: Quality Chilean Education for All

One way to mitigate the problem of socioeconomic inequality is by resolving the disparity in the quality of education.

/ July 19, 2014 4:08 pm

The World Cup: A Crossroads of Reality and Myth

The conflicting narratives of global sporting events and the cities that host them.

/ July 3, 2014 3:57 pm

Kurdistandoff: How ISIS is Encouraging Kurdish Independence

Kurdistan could be a viable state, but independence from Iraq would be no panacea for the instability caused by ISIS.

/ June 22, 2014 10:35 am

The Price of a World Cup Victory

The relationship between World Cup wins and GDP per capita.

/ June 20, 2014 8:35 pm

World Refugee Day: A Reminder of Global Struggle

World Refugee Day serves as a grim reminder of the numerous ongoing struggles that have caused the greatest number of refugees in modern history.

/ June 18, 2014 1:30 am

A War Not Forgotten

How the legacy of civil war will affect El Salvador's ex-guerrilla president.

/ June 15, 2014 11:49 am

Decent Interval?

Iraq isn’t South Vietnam, but some of the same dynamics are driving U.S. policy.

/ June 12, 2014 8:00 pm

A Real Game of Thrones

At a time when the Spanish monarchy could have unified Spaniards, it is now more unpopular and divisive than it has ever been.

/ June 5, 2014 9:39 am

Behind the Curtains: The Pros and Cons of Publicizing Politicians’ Private Lives

"Public opinion considers a leader’s private life to be a critical factor for the leader’s approval...But should the public care about the private life of a leader?"

/ June 1, 2014 8:26 pm

Clash of the Titans: Abe, Kuroda, and the Fight for the Japanese Economy

Recent fights between the Prime Minister and the Bank of Japan could counteract Abenomics and hinder a tenuous economic recovery.

/ May 23, 2014 12:33 pm

The Poison of International Cooperation

How direct democracy in Switzerland is leading to anti-E.U. sentiments.

/ May 19, 2014 11:43 pm

The Changing Face of Germany

Ethnic nationalism and the debate over Turkish immigrants

/ May 18, 2014 9:28 pm

“Hit by 700,000 Bullets”

Escaping the Argentine Economic Dilemma

/ May 16, 2014 12:35 pm

Sleeping Giants and Submerged Rocks

The geopolitical tinderbox of East Asian air defense zones

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