Analysis Archive

Oct. 28, 2013
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37(2) Winter 2016, Americas, Health, North America, Perspectives

The Kids Are All Right: Good News From the Dismal Science About Our Children

American parents may be more terrified than ever before that they will make errors that will have long-term negative impacts on their children. In...
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Africa, Americas, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Perspectives, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard International Review. During the past twenty years, two great tidal waves...
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37(2) Winter 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics

Another Forgotten War: The Lack of a Western Response to the Ukrainian Conflict

From accusations that the Kremlin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Convention servers to condemnations of ruthless Russian airstrikes on rebel-held Aleppo, there...
A Russian tank participates in military exercises in 2013. Photo via kremlin.ru, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security

The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin

While the new US administration should be looking for areas of cooperation with Russia where possible, it should do so without compromising the United...
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37(4) Fall 2016, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Criminalization of the Burkini

The coerced removal of the burkini by the French police symbolizes perhaps one of the most misguided attempts to “combat Islamic radicalism.” What stands...
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Global Notebook, Health, Human Rights, Politics, South America

When a Crisis Emerges, Look the Other Way: Venezuela’s Handling of the Health Care Crisis

The lights are flickering. There’s no toilet paper, no soap, and no medicine. People crowd the hallways. Patients lie in pools of their own...
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Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, North America, Politics, Security

NATO’s Baltic Problem: How Populism, Russia, and the Baltic Can Fracture NATO

Over the past few years, a series of internal and external challenges have checked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Russia’s neighbors. Western economic...
A Thai student holds a poster reading "vote no = no coup " at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed - rather than elected - officials. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
37(4) Fall 2016, Global Notebook, Politics, Southeast Asia

Voice and the Thai Referendum

A few days before Thailand’s constitutional referendum this August, I watched as government-sponsored “get out and vote” ads flashed across screens in one of the stations along Bangkok’s...
Tens of thousands of protestors rise up in opposition of President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt in 2012. According to many experts, media including Facebook, Twitter, mobile phone videos, and television played a signification role in the organization and spread of the Arab Spring movement. Photo Credit: AP Images.
37(4) Fall 2016, Analysis, North America, Science & Technology

The Imperative Need For Diversity in a Changing Media Landscape

Not long ago I was in a meeting with a company worth millions. In the middle of a crisis management issue, the company looked...
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Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Negotiating with the Kremlin: Considerations for Future US Policy towards Russia

Michael McFaul is the Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Political Science...