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Catalonia in Contention

Why Spain's northeast deserves independence.

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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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Letters from Istanbul

The HPR documents the Gezi Park uprisings earlier this year.

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Europe’s Right Turn

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

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/ August 7, 2014 11:48 am

Sorry, but Iran Air 655 is Not Equivalent to Malaysia Flight 17

Why Russia's role in the downing of a civilian plane should be distinguished from the United States' record in the Iran-Iraq War.

/ August 4, 2014 11:18 am

From Cellphones to Corruption

How communications improvements are shaping politics in China

/ August 2, 2014 9:34 pm

An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default

The most recent Argentine default is not the result of financial irresponsibility, but corporate American greed.

/ July 29, 2014 8:03 pm

Is History Repeating Itself? The Argentinian Debt Crisis

With the world’s second highest inflation rate, Argentina cannot afford to risk yet another default.

/ 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.

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