Try Me: The Problem with Prosecuting Politicians for Hate Speech

Both Wilders’ and Le Pen’s trials illustrate the problems with using trials to limit hate speech: persecution not only provides populist politicians with a platform to air their grievances, but also validates a pernicious narrative—that far-right politicians and parties are victims of political elites who seek to silence them.

One-for-None: Aid Dependency and the “TOMS Model”

TOMS has received ample praise, gaining popularity for its innovative, impact-oriented brand that also makes products consumers enjoy. However, this seemingly idyllic model has a serious flaw: profit takes precedence over impact.

Women in ISIS: The Rise of Female Jihadists

Unfortunately, counterterrorism measures are often constructed around profiles of a typical male jihadi. Since women are not seen as terrorists, it is easier for them to gather and transfer the intelligence necessary to plan terrorist operations.

How Trump’s “America-First” Policy Strengthens China’s Global Standing

As China transforms into an increasingly service-based, first-world economy, a less involved United States will only accelerate China’s process of geopolitical and economic expansion.

Prodding Pyongyang: China’s Coal Ban and Future North Korean Policy

China’s ban on North Korean coal marks a major shift in its strategy for dealing with the country, but not necessarily a change in its core interests.

Frozen in the Desert: Western Sahara and the Forgotten Conflict

The Western Sahara appears to remain locked in a limbo where international attention is too weak, neither vilifying nor emboldening the rebel organizations.