Monday, May 27, 2019

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It is old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as ‘the establishment’, especially the political class....

Seven Fallacies of Economic Sanctions

The sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump have begun to bite the country’s economy hard. Inflation, seemingly defeated by President Hassan...

American Soft Power in the Age of Trump

US President Donald Trump’s administration has shown little interest in public diplomacy. And yet public diplomacy — a government’s efforts to communicate directly with...

The Coming Technological Cold War

Lurking behind the Trump administration’s trade conflict with China lies an abiding fear that the United States could be losing its advantage in the...

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families...

Run down the Brexit clock

The overwhelming defeat that Britain’s Parliament inflicted upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was fresh confirmation that there is no substitute for democracy....

Governing a Digitally Networked World

Governments built the current systems and institutions of international cooperation to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. But in today’s complex and fast-paced digital world,...

Risky Retirement Business

The challenges posed by an aging population are manifold, and they are neither new nor unique. The populations of Italy and Japan have been...

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides...

Democracy versus Disinformation

These are difficult days for liberal democracy. But of all the threats that have arisen in recent years — populism, nationalism, illiberalism — one...

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