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Be Careful What You Vouch For

As a Chilean citizen, Jonathan Franklin has used Chile’s education vouchers to send his seven children to public and private schools of his choosing. His assessment? The voucher approach to schooling in Chile bears haunting resemblance to private p...

Be Careful What You Vouch For

As a Chilean citizen, Jonathan Franklin has used Chile’s education vouchers to send his seven children to public and private schools of his choosing. His assessment? The voucher approach to schooling in Chile bears haunting resemblance to private p...

Bad Refugees and Recalcitrant Countries

Back in December, The Atlantic broke the story that the Trump administration was in talks with their Vietnamese counterparts to renegotiate a 2008 agreement to expand the number of Vietnamese American lawful permanent residents eligible for deportati...

Bad Refugees and Recalcitrant Countries

Back in December, The Atlantic broke the story that the Trump administration was in talks with their Vietnamese counterparts to renegotiate a 2008 agreement to expand the number of Vietnamese American lawful permanent residents eligible for deportati...

Joke Like an Egyptian

On November 16, 2017, Egyptian satirist Islam al-Rifai walked into a trap set by authorities. The comedian believed he was attending a work meeting when his alleged business associates revealed themselves to be security agents. Despite lacking concre...

Joke Like an Egyptian

On November 16, 2017, Egyptian satirist Islam al-Rifai walked into a trap set by authorities. The comedian believed he was attending a work meeting when his alleged business associates revealed themselves to be security agents. Despite lacking concre...

The Islamic State and Afghanistan’s Hazaras

Insofar as the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) merits international delight, its emergence in Afghanistan has transformed the country’s war dynamic. Referred to as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), the Sunni Muslim extremist group has...

The Islamic State and Afghanistan’s Hazaras

Insofar as the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) merits international delight, its emergence in Afghanistan has transformed the country’s war dynamic. Referred to as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), the Sunni Muslim extremist group has...

Re: The United States and Syria (Again)

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took the city of Baghouz, ISIS’ last stronghold in Syria, in March. While formally the SDF still exists, it appears that the U.S. State Department’s Global Coalition against ISIS has met one of its main goals, t...

Re: The United States and Syria (Again)

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took the city of Baghouz, ISIS’ last stronghold in Syria, in March. While formally the SDF still exists, it appears that the U.S. State Department’s Global Coalition against ISIS has met one of its main goals, t...