An Endemic, an Enigma: Ebola in West Africa

How to fight an infectious disease in the developing world.


Scotland Decides

Two Scottish writers explore the pros and cons of the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.

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Gaza in Paris

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


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Strangers in the Promised Land

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


Afghanistan on the Rise

An optimistic outlook for a war-torn nation.


/ 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.

/ 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

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