Global Affairs

The Year of the Wall

Empires have always built barriers to control the chaos created by migration. None of the "successful" ones were standalone solutions. Read more…

Discovering Man's Other Half

The technology and techniques designed to sequence the human genome have unlocked a new avenue for disease research outside of that genome. Read more…

The Makings of a Caliphate

The events unfolding in Syria and Iraq have nothing to do with Islam, and everything to do with the age-old quest for resources and power. Read more…


Editor's Choice

2017 Annual ForecastFree

Long-term trends tend to quietly build over decades and then noisily surface as the politics catch up. Such is the case for 2017. Read more…

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