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November 11, 2022

United States
Was It Worth It?

Dan asks a question that everyone who has ever signed up for military service has likely asked: was it worth it? His answer is worth reading. 

Sens. Dole and Inouye

August 31, 2022

Russia
Gorbachev: Conflicted Catalyst of Cold War’s End

Mikhail Gorbachev will be remembered in the West for laying the basis for more constructive relations to ease the end of the Cold War, but vilified in Russia for speeding the Soviet Union’s demise.

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, wearing a coat and hat, waves during the May 1 parade in Moscow’s Red Square in 1991.

April 15, 2022

Philippines
A Marcos Presidency Will Be Bad News for the Philippines’ Democracy

Although the actual election isn’t for another six weeks, current polling suggests Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is all but a lock to succeed Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines’ next president. Marcos, a form…

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on February 14, 2022.

January 28, 2022

Labor and Employment
Why Gains for U.S. Workers Are Good for the World

For half a century, America’s wage problem has also been the world’s trade problem. Since the mid-1970s, the United States has stood out among rich countries for its high percentage of low-wage worke…

April 6, 2021

International Economic Policy
Avoiding a K-Shaped Global Recovery

With the support of its wealthy members, including the United States, the IMF should provide greater financial assistance and more liberal borrowing terms to help the world’s developing countries rec…

A shopper peruses masks at a street market in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

August 18, 2020

Conflict Prevention
Peace, Conflict, and COVID-19

The Center for Preventive Action has created this resource for those seeking information and analysis about the effects of COVID-19 on peace and conflict.

Three men wearing protective clothing and masks--two of whom have guns--stand guard in front of cars parked in the middle of a debris-ridden street during a twenty-four hour curfew in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 6, 2020.

February 24, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Growing Up and Moving Out: The Critical Link Between Health and Migration

Migration is seen as the product of desperate circumstances, but increasingly it is the byproduct of success—improved child survival followed by a booming young-adult population.

A young man, wearing a white jacket, shorts, sneakers, and a hat, sits atop a wall next to the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

GDP