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September 28, 2022

Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Exception

The U.S.-Saudi relationship is fraught with complications. Saudi Arabia has the largest oil reserves in the world, giving it influence over what Americans pay at the gas pump. At the same time, the k…

Podcast MBS and Biden

September 15, 2022

Climate Change
Trouble Brewing for Coffee

Beware, coffee lovers: climate change could disrupt your precious morning cup of joe. Coffee beans could lose half of their farmable land by 2050 as temperatures and weather patterns become more extr…

Podcast Cup of coffee

September 9, 2022

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Guantanamo Bay: Twenty Years of Counterterrorism and Controversy

The U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has generated intense debate for two decades, raising enduring questions about national security, human rights, and justice.

A collage of surveillance photographs shows Guantanamo detainees.

August 16, 2022

Nigeria
Massive Borrowing Puts Nigeria’s Future at Risk

The country’s bloated debt portfolio is the outcome of decades-long economic mismanagement.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presents 2021 budget to the national assembly.

July 13, 2022

United States
How U.S. Gun Policies Compare With the World’s

The debate over gun laws has raged in Washington for decades, often reigniting after high-profile mass shootings. In mid-2022, Congress passed a rare, compromise gun control bill, but critics say it …

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June 29, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
How NATO Will Change If Finland and Sweden Become Members

NATO leaders are gathering in Madrid for their annual summit, and two Nordic states are making their case for membership as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds on. Here’s what alliance enlargement would m…

A Swedish soldier sits on a military boat with a machine gun.

June 10, 2022

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

The United States is witnessing another year of record gun violence, raising domestic and international scrutiny of its comparatively loose gun laws and placing pressure on lawmakers to enact meaning…

A gun enthusiast looks at a rifle scope

June 10, 2022

United States
Bored Apes Play to Type, This Time Online

The connection between the rise of social media and the decline of American politics and society seems obvious. But what if what everybody knows is wrong? 

Man uses tablet computer while standing in front of video screen with Facebook and Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken in Sarajevo

June 9, 2022

Nigeria
Escalating Violence Is Putting Nigeria’s Future on the Line

Nigeria is experiencing a dramatic upsurge in everyday violence, including abductions, religiously motivated attacks, assaults by armed gangs, and police brutality. Authorities are failing to contain…

June 7, 2022

Energy and Environment
Renewing America Series: Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Energy

Our panelists discussed the U.S. approach to energy, from foreign oil dependence to the transition to and consideration of other energy sources, and climate concerns. With its Renewing America ini…

Play An array of electricity producing wind turbines in California