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May 23, 2017

Religion
Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century

[node:summary] Video: Michael Walzer, professor emeritus of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss moral philosophy and just and unjust war in the twenty-first century.

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April 26, 2017

Political History and Theory
U.S. Entry Into World War I: Lessons One Hundred Years Later

One hundred years ago this month, the United States declared war on Germany and thereby entered World War I. Experts discuss why the United States entered "the Great War," the consequences it had for…

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May 10, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States

Overview The authors examine U.S. efforts to prevent illegal immigration to the United States. Although the United States has witnessed a sharp drop in illegal border crossings in the past decade …

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February 23, 2017

United States
Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Jack A. Goldstone, Shadi Hamid, and Kathleen R. McNamara discuss inequality and the rise of authoritarianism.

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August 23, 2012

United States
National Conventions and U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. presidential nominating conventions often touch on national security and foreign policy, but don’t always signal the direction of a winning candidate’s policy, explains this Backgrounder.

May 23, 2016

United States
Will Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

On Saturday, the Pentagon released a remarkable statement: “Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur.” Soon after, a tweet from the Office of…

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March 17, 2016

Global
Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism: A Conversation With Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn discusses preventing catastrophic nuclear terrorism.

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May 7, 2015

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Asking “what if” is a popular parlor game. Seldom, however, do we ever get an answer, and certainly not almost immediately. King George V of Britain is a rare exception. On the morning of May 7, 1915…

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July 15, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Five Things I Learned About the Future of Solar Power and the Electricity Grid

Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, the Energy Department’s  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was established in 1977 to help bring new energy technologies to mark…

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