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Nonproliferation’s Meltdown

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee recently bestowed the 2017 prize upon the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an organization which has been working toward the global abolishment of nuclear weapons for over a decade. Their three...

Nonproliferation’s Meltdown

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee recently bestowed the 2017 prize upon the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an organization which has been working toward the global abolishment of nuclear weapons for over a decade. Their three...

The Linguistic Colonialism of English

Some argue that the historical and current bloodshed of Western imperialism has transformed the English language into a universal tool of communication. Through centuries of colonialism, neocolonialism, Cold War expansionism, and, most recently, glob...

The Linguistic Colonialism of English

Some argue that the historical and current bloodshed of Western imperialism has transformed the English language into a universal tool of communication. Through centuries of colonialism, neocolonialism, Cold War expansionism, and, most recently, glob...

Rex Tillerson Returns to the South China Sea

Rex Tillerson has brushed up against China before. So have his competitors. In 2006, Chevron executives thought they had spotted a golden opportunity to expand their operations in Asia after noticing a body of water in the South China Sea that potent...

Rex Tillerson Returns to the South China Sea

Rex Tillerson has brushed up against China before. So have his competitors. In 2006, Chevron executives thought they had spotted a golden opportunity to expand their operations in Asia after noticing a body of water in the South China Sea that potent...

Don’t Mind the Gap: The Consequences of JASTA

Over the last eight years, the US Congress has established a long track record of not doing things. But on September 28, for the first time in Obama’s administration, Congress mustered up a rare showing of bipartisan cooperation and overrode the pr...

Don’t Mind the Gap: The Consequences of JASTA

Over the last eight years, the US Congress has established a long track record of not doing things. But on September 28, for the first time in Obama’s administration, Congress mustered up a rare showing of bipartisan cooperation and overrode the pr...

Close, But Few Cigars

The mention of Cuba evokes popular tropes — old cars, rum, baseball, and of course, cigars. For decades, these famous hand-rolled cigars have become emblematic of the island. Cuba’s fertile soil and local climate are conducive to high quality, ha...

Close, But Few Cigars

The mention of Cuba evokes popular tropes — old cars, rum, baseball, and of course, cigars. For decades, these famous hand-rolled cigars have become emblematic of the island. Cuba’s fertile soil and local climate are conducive to high quality, ha...

Stop Hating On Iran

Less than two weeks before the deadline to approve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, posted a video on YouTube imploring American supporters of armed intervention, who had successfully dep...

Stop Hating On Iran

Less than two weeks before the deadline to approve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, posted a video on YouTube imploring American supporters of armed intervention, who had successfully dep...

Time to Retire NATO

The establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was more the result of haste and desperation than shrewd politicking. But NATO’s chief architects were adept at concealing its true circumstantial origins. “An armed attack agains...

Time to Retire NATO

The establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was more the result of haste and desperation than shrewd politicking. But NATO’s chief architects were adept at concealing its true circumstantial origins. “An armed attack agains...