Global Affairs

Backtracking From the Brink in Ukraine

The U.S. media narrative of the conflict on the Russian periphery misses a great deal of nuance — and risks needlessly inflaming tensions.

The Mechanics of NATO's Collective Self-Defense

The North Atlantic Treaty sets the stage for collective self-defense, but intended weaknesses in the language of the treaty and the procedural mechanics behind it cause intervention to be defined by individual interests.

A Glass More Than Half Empty

Progress in science and technology is the epitome of human civilization, but it is only a fraction of what could be achieved if research activities themselves were managed more scientifically.

The Not-So-New Europe

The seemingly novel changes underway in Eastern Europe are actually a continuation of trends that have been playing out for thousands of years.

The Lunch Question

Is the world moving into an era of too much inequality?

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