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Jonathan Cristol is a fellow at the World Policy Institute and a Levermore Research Fellow at Adelphi University. You can follow him @jonathancristol. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) After only five days, the PyeongChang Olympics have already brought us some amazing ...
Jonathan Cristol is a fellow at the World Policy Institute and Levermore Research Fellow at Adelphi University. You can follow him @jonathancristol. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) For more than seven months, it was widely reported that Georgetown University professor Victor ...

“If the mountain will not come to Mohamed,” so the saying goes, “then Mohamed must go to the mountain.” With his decision to attend this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Donald Trump seems to be taking that message to heart (although he would undoubtedly recoil from any link between ...
Palestinians protesters burn tires and throw stones toward Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem during clashes on January 12, 2018. US Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Middle East this weekend against a backdrop of heightened tensions after Washington's decisions to recognize ...
... back unconstrained weapons expenditures? William D. HartungWilliam D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and a fellow at the World Policy Institute. To submit a correction for our consideration, click here. For Reprints and Permissions, click here.
The recent passage by Congress of the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brings back the age-old argument about whether most people benefit from policies that further enrich the rich. Conservatives say yes, while leftists and most liberals say no. The conservative argument, the foundation of the ...

When Ukrainian MP Svitlana Zalishchuk gave a speech to the United Nations on the effect on women of her country's war with Russia, she won widespread praise for her performance. It was only a few months since the 32-year-old had been elected to parliament, one of a new generation of politicians who ...
Last year, a 52-year-old Czech IT specialist called Radek Koten shared an inflammatory post from a pro-Russian website which attacked mandatory vaccinations. “Cancerous enzymes” had been found in vaccine compounds, according to the article he shared (see below), and the doctors who made the ...
I vividly remember my first visit to the United States, and how fascinated I was to see organic labels on fruits and other food in a grocery store. Coming from Nigeria, this seemed like an unbelievable novelty. Yet, worldwide, the trend toward organic food is growing. In 2016 alone, global sales of organic food ...
The media is paying little attention to the possibility of a U.S.-China trade war in the near future, despite the fact that President Donald Trump has set in motion proceedings that will empower him to initiate one. During the presidential campaign, Trump railed against China in virtually every speech.
On Oct.10, World Policy Institute hosted, “Arms and Allies: Security Cooperation in East Asia,” featuring panelists who have closely studied alliances and joint operations in the region. In their discussion of security issues, the speakers—Ankit Panda, senior editor at The Diplomat; Emilia Puma, Foreign ...
The Nobel Memorial Prize in economics for 2017, recently announced, will be awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago. Thaler's field, behavioral economics, is often labeled as “controversial” because it disputes the assumption of standard textbook economics that people act rationally. One of ...
In terms of natural resources, the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico is one of the richest in the country. As a base of operations for major mining companies both in Mexico and abroad, Chiapas is a major source of oil, gas, and lumber, as well as metallic minerals such as gold, silver, copper, iron, ...
The prevalence of slavery in Mauritania is among the highest in the world. The efforts the nation has made in the past few decades to not only dismantle the institutionalized practice, but also criminalize it, remain largely unsuccessful. In 1981, by presidential decree, Mauritania became the last country to ...
The U.S. Republican Party, having failed to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, has now turned to another important but divisive issue: taxes. President Donald Trump and his party have tried, with limited success, to frame their position on this issue as benefitting those Trump calls the “forgotten ...
The North Korean development of nuclear weapons seems to be an intractable problem. A military solution is widely rejected across the political spectrum from right-wing Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, to most liberals, including military experts such as John E. Pike, director ...
On July 12, the Trump administration chose to continue easing sanctions on Sudan for three more months to closely review the country's performance—an unsurprising move given the political turmoil in Washington and short staffing in the State Department for African issues. Sudanese President Omar ...

This article is part of an Arctic in Context series featuring Winter 2017 Arctic Research Fellows from the International Policy Institute, in the Henry M. Jackson School at the University of Washington. This Arctic research program is dedicated to improving the transfer of research and expertise between higher ...
Jonathan Cristol, a scholar at the World Policy Institute, a think tank, said Abbas likely found sympathetic ears in the chamber, but that would not change Washington's drive for a peace deal that would likely hurt Palestinians. “In part, Abbas came to the UN because he expected to find more support among ...
At least two people were killed in recent flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, eight in Durban, South Africa, and 15 in Rubanda, Uganda.
... Hartung was a project director at the New America Foundation and a Senior Research Fellow at the New York-based World Policy Institute.
... D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and a fellow at the World Policy Institute.
Theorists have long recognized the family as the place where “politics become personal,” writes Christopher Shay. Perhaps it is not surprising, ...
As President Donald Trump travels through Asia he seems, on the surface at least, to be placated by the flattering treatment he receives from ...
The diorama showing how Ulyanovsk looked when Vladimir Lenin was born here in 1870 is noticeably full of Orthodox churches.
My corporatist approach is far more useful than the standard realist and liberal theories that inform most mainstream commentators in ...
I vividly remember my first visit to the United States, and how fascinated I was to see organic labels on fruits and other food in a grocery store.
Looking out from the crest of one of the thousands of craggy mountains that make up the Lofoten Archipelago, an impossibly blue sea bathes ...
It looked like yet more evidence of the rising clout of one of Slovakia's most prominent far-right politicians when an opinion poll emerged ...
Policymakers do not always take into account how their actions may adversely affect countries and communities. This week, our contributors ...
The media is paying little attention to the possibility of a U.S.-China trade war in the near future, despite the fact that President Donald Trump ...
On Oct.10, World Policy Institute hosted, “Arms and Allies: Security Cooperation in East Asia,” featuring panelists who have closely studied ...
This past summer, Dmitry Ostryakov, a high school astronomy teacher and human rights activist, drove for nearly 16 hours from his home in St.
We kicked off the fall issue of World Policy Journal, “Constructing Family,” by posing a question to our international contributors: What values ...
The Nobel Memorial Prize in economics for 2017, recently announced, will be awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago. Thaler's ...
World Policy Journal begins each issue with the Big Question, where we ask a panel of experts to provide insight into the cover theme.
Achieving and fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) overwhelmingly depends on making progress in rural areas, where ...
Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest school enrollment in the world. Yet even in this context, Liberia's education indicators are shocking: Less ...
The U.S. Republican Party, having failed to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, has now turned to another important but divisive ...
The prevalence of slavery in Mauritania is among the highest in the world. The efforts the nation has made in the past few decades to not only ...
On Sept. 13, the Tunisian parliament adopted a law that could threaten its hard-won fledgling democracy. The “administrative reconciliation ...
From public health to pollution to child rights, on-the-ground activists bring the world's attention to critical issues. This week, we take a look at ...
If all publicity is good publicity, then Matilda, a new film about Russia's last tsar, should be on track to be a box office hit. But as next month's ...
In this series, World Policy Institute fellows David Stevens and Jonathan Cristol lead a conversation about the issues of the day … with booze ...
While previous U.S. administrations have established signature foreign-policy initiatives in Africa, little news has emerged regarding the Trump ...
Since the beginning of this blog series, I have emphasized how much the polarization of political economy is rooted in debt. One the one hand, ...
In terms of natural resources, the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico is one of the richest in the country. As a base of operations for major ...
Incidents of popular vindictiveness, or “people's courts,” have become increasingly common in Madagascar. In 2016, 44 cases of popular ...
In just a few days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new government in an election that feels strangely familiar. For decades, Germany's ...
... better to a mob of fans wearing his trademark red baseball hats, said Jonathan Cristol, a fellow at the World Policy Institute think-tank.


 

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