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Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard...
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Journey to Rio: An Analysis of the Success of the Refugee Olympic Team

Olympic athletes from the Refugee team stand together during the welcome ceremony in...
Noam Chomsky speaking in 2015. CC BY-SA 2.0

Populism and Terror: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, social critic, political activist, and pioneering linguist. Having...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets a look at the latest high-tech projects being developed for wounded soldiers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, including the ATLAS Robot, center, demonstrated by engineer Brad Tousley, right, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Pentagon.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Ethics and Implications of Modern Warfare: Robotic Systems and Human Optimization

The Ethical Questions of Military Technology In 1139, Pope Innocent II led the...
On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a Kurdish fighter, known as a peshmerga, yawns as he stands guard on the frontline in Sinjar, Iraq. In the shadow of the buildup to the long-awaited Mosul offensive, Kurdish forces are seizing additional territory that they say will become part of their semiautonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between two groups ostensibly allied in the fight against the Islamic State group: Iraq’s Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga and the country’s powerful Shiite militias.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)

The Changing Nature of War in the Middle East and North Africa

It is not easy to address war in the Middle East. There are,...
A house destroyed by warfare in the south of Sana'a. Source: Ibrahem Qasim

The United States in Yemen: How American Weapons Deals Enable Saudi Arabia’s War

 Since 2014, the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has...
A map of divided Yemen with its north and south. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0.

The Broken Throne of Saba: Yemen Divided

The modern state of Yemen was created when the northern and southern parts...
Army Spc. Grant Richardson stands guard duty in a tower at Forward Operating Base Hieder in the Ninewa Province town of Rabi'ah, Iraq, on June 30, 2005. Photo taken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert M. Schalk, U.S. Navy, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Adapting to the Evolving Strategic Environment – Applying the Lessons of the Global War on Terror to Future Threats

  A career in the US Army in the last fifteen years has...
Syrian refugees and migrants pass through Slovenia. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Into the Mind of the Refugee: Unpacking Modern Refugee Mental Health

The story of the refugee is not new. From the times of the...
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Moving Targets: The Evolution and Future of Smart Sanctions

The phrase “modern warfare” brings to mind high-tech weapons, pervasive surveillance, and murky...