Uncharacteristic Unrest: The Russian Public’s Protests of Putin

Unless Putin’s self-serving regime can give the Russian public something in the way of real progress, it will continue to make its voice heard.

Urban Visions: The Rising Cities of a New China

As China’s economy and population continue to grow, new housing patterns have emerged to address its urban housing needs.

Into Africa: Germany’s Proposed Marshall Plan

Germany is developing its own version of the Marshall Plan as it examines its relationship with the African continent.

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.