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Around the stadium, gladiators draped in silver armor and wielding swords rush at each other. In the stands above, thousands of Roman citizens cheer for their favorites and jeer at those they like least. On the side of this orchestrated chaos stands ...

Dusk of Democracy, Part One

Around the stadium, gladiators draped in silver armor and wielding swords rush at each other. In the stands above, thousands of Roman citizens cheer for their favorites and jeer at those they like least. On the side of this orchestrated chaos stands ...

A man is drafted and deployed to fight on behalf of his country. Back home, he and his partner have not yet had the chance to start a family. Now, caught in the line of fire, he is killed; his partner, devastated, is desperate to preserve the opportu...

Genetic Legacy: Death as a Gateway to Life

A man is drafted and deployed to fight on behalf of his country. Back home, he and his partner have not yet had the chance to start a family. Now, caught in the line of fire, he is killed; his partner, devastated, is desperate to preserve the opportu...

As hundreds of tractors blocked the roads to Paris this February, manure burned on the streets. Statues of commercial magnates in Brussels were torn down, and in Rome, a farmer effigy was hung near parliament. Farmers across the European Union are pr...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

As hundreds of tractors blocked the roads to Paris this February, manure burned on the streets. Statues of commercial magnates in Brussels were torn down, and in Rome, a farmer effigy was hung near parliament. Farmers across the European Union are pr...

When asked about the United Arab Emirates’ economic trajectory, Dubai founder Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum responded, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rove...

A New Line in the Sand

When asked about the United Arab Emirates’ economic trajectory, Dubai founder Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum responded, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rove...

In 1998 and 1999, respectively, the United Kingdom established the Northern Irish Assembly and the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, delegating certain powers to these newly formed regional governments in a process known as devolution. This system was ...

Pasty Politics

In 1998 and 1999, respectively, the United Kingdom established the Northern Irish Assembly and the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, delegating certain powers to these newly formed regional governments in a process known as devolution. This system was ...

How often do you think about “girl dinner”? What about Handsome Squidward? Or the Duolingo green owl? Regardless of whether or not you recognize those specific references, if you have ever used the internet, it is a near certainty that you have e...

Putin on a Show

How often do you think about “girl dinner”? What about Handsome Squidward? Or the Duolingo green owl? Regardless of whether or not you recognize those specific references, if you have ever used the internet, it is a near certainty that you have e...

Automaking was once the crown jewel of the US economy. While East Asian companies started manufacturing cheaper products in the 1980s, a long history of Western dominance, technological edge, and protectionist policies limited Asian automaking expans...

Losing Charge

Automaking was once the crown jewel of the US economy. While East Asian companies started manufacturing cheaper products in the 1980s, a long history of Western dominance, technological edge, and protectionist policies limited Asian automaking expans...

In November 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan would increase its defense budget to 2 percent of its GDP, making it the world’s third-largest military spender by April 2027. Japan appears to be well on track: From its ...

Help Wanted: Japan’s Struggle to Remilitarize

In November 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan would increase its defense budget to 2 percent of its GDP, making it the world’s third-largest military spender by April 2027. Japan appears to be well on track: From its ...

Amidst bombings, hostages, and other humanitarian crises, a political quandary is developing in Israel surrounding the “day after.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has avoided outlining in detail the future from which he will likely be excluded...

The Key to Jerusalem is Jerusalem

Amidst bombings, hostages, and other humanitarian crises, a political quandary is developing in Israel surrounding the “day after.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has avoided outlining in detail the future from which he will likely be excluded...

On June 9, 2019, a Chinese vessel rammed into a Philippine fishing boat in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea before fleeing the scene. The Chinese government identified the vessel, Yuemaobinyu 42212, as a fishing...

Fish Wars

On June 9, 2019, a Chinese vessel rammed into a Philippine fishing boat in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea before fleeing the scene. The Chinese government identified the vessel, Yuemaobinyu 42212, as a fishing...

Lithium, sometimes referred to as “white gold,” is a necessary component of electric vehicle batteries and solar panels. Over the past three years, the clean energy transition has caused global demand for lithium to skyrocket. The metal is abunda...

White Gold, Red Flags

Lithium, sometimes referred to as “white gold,” is a necessary component of electric vehicle batteries and solar panels. Over the past three years, the clean energy transition has caused global demand for lithium to skyrocket. The metal is abunda...