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June 24, 2022

United States
Trump, Partisanship, and Democracy

Fifty years ago, Republicans turned on President Richard Nixon. Today, most of the party continues to stand by Trump. Why the difference? A rise in partisanship.

U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds public hearing in Washington

June 22, 2022

Security Alliances
The G7, NATO, and the Future of the West

Rather than making democracy a litmus test, G7 and NATO leaders would gain more traction by focusing on the need for all countries to defend the fundamental rules of the international system grounded…

G7 leaders pose in front of their national flags for a family photo during a NATO summit on Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on March 24, 2022.

June 21, 2022

Israel
The Partisan Gap in Support for Israel Seems Permanent

Polls taken in 2021 and 2022 show a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in their levels of support for Israel and for the Palestinians.

June 16, 2022

United States
Fake News, Then and Now

The problem of fake news has been with us from the beginning of the Republic, and American democracy was even worse at dealing with it then than it is now.

A news stand outfitted with "Fake News" headlines as a stunt pulled off by the Columbia Journalism Review is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York

June 15, 2022

Cybersecurity
The Risk of Russian Cyber Retaliation for the United States Sending Rockets to Ukraine

U.S. rocket shipments to Ukraine will not trigger Russian cyberattacks against the United States. Russian is too focused on attacking Ukrainian systems and defending their own networks to mount a res…

An M270 multiple rocket launch system fires a rocket on a sandy firing range.

June 14, 2022

Somaliland
Jendayi Frazer on the Search For Multilateral Consensus

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs of the United States Jendayi Frazer speaks about the evolution of U.S. policy toward Somaliland.

A woman wearing a hijab raises the Somaliland flag in the air while smiling

June 13, 2022

United States
Time for the United States to Lead on Both the WTO and the Environment

Fisheries talks this week offer a big opportunity  

The WTO Logo Pictured in Geneva

June 10, 2022

Nigeria
Tinubu’s Emergence Sets the Stage for Titanic Presidential Battle, but Mood in the Country Is Foul

Nigeria’s two major political parties have now picked their presidential candidates, but commotion across the country casts a shadow over the politics. 

Nigeria APC presidential candidate Tinubu holds a flag up with the help of two individuals while smiling.

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 10, 2022

Global
The World Next Week: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

The annual summer entertainment recommendations from The World Next Week podcast.

Three books next to each other on a light blue background. From left to right: Putin's People, by Catherine Belton; Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe; and The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, by Michael Mandelbaum.