Gaza in Paris

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


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.


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.


From the Magazine

Strangers in the Promised Land

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


Europe’s Right Turn

Explaining the rise of far-right nationalism in the European Union.


/ 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

/ May 7, 2014 11:52 am

The Color Yellow

In South Korea, yellow ribbons underscore deeper frustration with the government and society.

/ May 2, 2014 8:22 pm


American politicos ally with Israel even when Israel doesn't ally with Israel.

/ April 28, 2014 1:57 pm

New Faces, Old Names

Why a young, seemingly liberal politician in Pakistan may be bad news for the nation’s politics

/ April 25, 2014 5:06 pm

Why Does India Need Narendra Modi?

Other than creating the infrastructure necessary for attracting investment, Modi would bring some degree of policy stability to the government.

/ April 25, 2014 5:06 pm

The House that Modi Built: BJP’s Path Forward for India

Even if the BJP is poised for victory, the party needs to think more critically about its long-term vision for a productive, independent India.

/ April 20, 2014 2:38 pm

Vote of Confidence: The United States Mission After the Afghan Elections

Afghanistan's presidential elections could make the final withdrawal of NATO forces much easier and more feasible.

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