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When hostilities between Russia and Ukraine erupted just a few weeks ago, NATO member states took measures to deter crisis by sending military aid, promising help, and imposing sanctions against Russia. Yet, Germany, a cornerstone of the European Uni...

Ditching Nord Stream for Nuclear

When hostilities between Russia and Ukraine erupted just a few weeks ago, NATO member states took measures to deter crisis by sending military aid, promising help, and imposing sanctions against Russia. Yet, Germany, a cornerstone of the European Uni...

An early assessment of the French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour Editors’ Note: This article was written in November 2021, so some facts and insights may be out of date. French politics have lurched to the right, and so has President Emma...

France’s Fight for the Right

An early assessment of the French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour Editors’ Note: This article was written in November 2021, so some facts and insights may be out of date. French politics have lurched to the right, and so has President Emma...

How the CIA & FBI’s handling of JFK’s murder created modern conspiracy culture In November of this year, QAnon supporters gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, awaiting John F. Kennedy Jr.’s resurrection. Many media outlets portra...

The CIA Doesn’t Want You to Know Who Killed JFK

How the CIA & FBI’s handling of JFK’s murder created modern conspiracy culture In November of this year, QAnon supporters gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, awaiting John F. Kennedy Jr.’s resurrection. Many media outlets portra...

Problematizing the ethical development of artificial intelligence Since the introduction of the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz,” people have envisioned the development of uniquely human traits, such as empathy and morality, in robots. But how can r...

Artificial Ethics

Problematizing the ethical development of artificial intelligence Since the introduction of the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz,” people have envisioned the development of uniquely human traits, such as empathy and morality, in robots. But how can r...

Resolving ethnic conflict in Kosovo requires prioritizing both political and economic institution-building Few things symbolize the country of Kosovo better than the Ibar River in the city of Mitrovica. On the south side of the river live ethnic Alba...

UNMIKstakably Complicated

Resolving ethnic conflict in Kosovo requires prioritizing both political and economic institution-building Few things symbolize the country of Kosovo better than the Ibar River in the city of Mitrovica. On the south side of the river live ethnic Alba...

Inflation: We hear about it all the time, but what does it actually mean for our daily lives? This economic phenomenon—which refers to a decrease in the purchasing power of money due to increased prices of goods and services—is wreaking havoc on ...

An Economic Bandaid

Inflation: We hear about it all the time, but what does it actually mean for our daily lives? This economic phenomenon—which refers to a decrease in the purchasing power of money due to increased prices of goods and services—is wreaking havoc on ...

How involuntary solitary confinement infringes upon the rights of incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals With homophobia and transphobia deeply entrenched in the United States and its institutions, it is unsurprising that the LGBTQ+ community is vulnerable ...

Protection Correction

How involuntary solitary confinement infringes upon the rights of incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals With homophobia and transphobia deeply entrenched in the United States and its institutions, it is unsurprising that the LGBTQ+ community is vulnerable ...

As many as 12.8 million lead pipes wind through homes, businesses, and schools in the United States, making lead poisoning a reality for broad swaths of the American population. The effects of lead poisoning can be irreversible, ranging from high blo...

Pipelines of Mistrust

As many as 12.8 million lead pipes wind through homes, businesses, and schools in the United States, making lead poisoning a reality for broad swaths of the American population. The effects of lead poisoning can be irreversible, ranging from high blo...

On election day in 2020, the Cook County Jail was busy. Individuals in the jail who retained their ability to vote were able to cast their ballots and participate in the democratic process with relatively little hassle, thanks to an Illinois bill tha...

Enfranchising All

On election day in 2020, the Cook County Jail was busy. Individuals in the jail who retained their ability to vote were able to cast their ballots and participate in the democratic process with relatively little hassle, thanks to an Illinois bill tha...