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.


Milking MH370

The media’s callous treatment of a tragic accident.


Ancient Causes of a Modern Conflict in Mali

Explaining the Tuareg Rebellion in Mali


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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.


/ March 3, 2014 8:18 pm

Ukraine’s Geopolitical Crisis

In light of Putin’s aggression, the question remains whether President Obama’s foreign policy deals effectively with crises like Ukraine or not.

/ February 28, 2014 12:04 am

Lessons from Paradise: A Letter From Colombo

On the tenuous post-conflict future of Sri Lanka.

, , , and / February 27, 2014 11:22 pm

HPRgument: Egypt

HPR writers analyze the situation in Egypt following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. What comes after protests, constitutional reform, and governmental transition?

/ February 22, 2014 11:20 pm

Ukraine Boils Over: Media Diet

You might miss the rapidly unfolding human drama if you follow only American news sources.

/ February 22, 2014 10:50 am

Protests in Venezuela Worsen

As the protests have escalated to more dangerous levels, the international media remains largely inactive.

/ February 17, 2014 1:59 am

The Grim Reality of Venezuelan Protests

The Venezuelan government's crackdowns on protesters are emblematic of its history and its failures.

/ January 24, 2014 10:35 am

Al-Qaeda in Anbar: Why Iraq’s Sunni-Shia Conflict Isn’t Over

On the border with Syria, lingering ethnic tensions left over from the post-Hussein government form the basis of continued fighting.

/ January 20, 2014 12:02 am

The Bioterrorist Threat

Can the world prevent the next plague?

/ January 7, 2014 10:06 pm

The East Asian Powder Keg

East Asia today and pre-World War I Europe look eerily similar.

/ December 31, 2013 12:35 am

The Future of Iran

What does President Rouhani’s election mean for diplomacy?

/ December 30, 2013 2:35 pm

Syria Deadline Will Be Missed

The December 31 deadline for complete destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons will not be met.

/ December 29, 2013 1:29 am

Why the Pirates Are(n’t) at Bay

In a conversation with His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and spokesperson Abdirahman Omar Osman, the President of Somalia told the HPR...

/ December 26, 2013 4:58 pm

Beyond the Heavenly Palace

China's future in space.

/ December 8, 2013 11:55 pm

Europe’s Decline

Why the Iran deal is just another sad reminder of Europe’s diminishing role in international dealings

/ December 8, 2013 11:51 pm

Europe’s New Rise

The expanding role of Europe in foreign affairs

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