Security studies

The U.N. Needs New Thinking on How to Prevent Civil Wars

Up until the spring, the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar was mainly expressing its opposition to the military junta that seized power…

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After Spike in Ransomware Attacks, U.S. Looks to Go on the Offensive

The Biden administration convened a virtual summit of more than 30 countries to combat the growing threat of ransomware attacks…

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The World Is Becoming More Equa: Even as Globalization Hurts Middle-Class Westerners

Opponents of economic globalization often point to the ways it has widened inequality within nations in recent decades.

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Uganda’s Illegal Gold Market Is Bustling

KAMPALA, Uganda—Cars and motorcycle taxis rocket over the uneven pavement, while church sermons blare from loudspeakers. Vendors hawk bananas, cakes…

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Is Defending Taiwan Worth the Risk?

Hey, Matt! Fall is finally here in D.C.: The leaves are falling, the temperature is pleasant, traffic is reliably terrible,…

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The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not be the Ministry of JCPOA during my term in office,” Iranian Foreign Minister…

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Putin’s Big Plans for Russia’s Far East Aren’t Panning Out

In early September, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, a port city on the Pacific…

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Is Europe’s Energy Crisis a Preview of America’s?

An energy crisis is affecting almost every part of the globe, marked by record-high energy prices, tight supplies, and power…

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Xi Jinping’s clampdowns herald a tense political year in China

The term “cake theory” has a resonance in China that goes far beyond the kitchen. A decade ago it became shorthand…

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