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Section: Institute for Policy Studies (USA)

    What Remains of the U.S. Green New Deal?
    May05

    What Remains of the U.S. Green New Deal?

    In November 2018, the Green New Deal became a rallying cry for climate activists when members of the Sunrise Movement occupied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and adopted the slogan as their unifying message. A few months later, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who had joined the young activists in Pelosi’s office, brought...

    North Korea’s Real Threat
    May04

    North Korea’s Real Threat

    A recent military parade in Pyongyang showcased the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile. Kim Jong Un used the opportunity of the spectacle to promise that he would push the country’s nuclear program forward at maximum speed. To top it off, North Korea has been improving its tactical nuclear weapons, which means that it may...

    Russia Is From Mars, Ukraine Is From Venus
    Apr28

    Russia Is From Mars, Ukraine Is From Venus

    Vladimir Putin is a man’s man, or that’s how he likes to portray himself. The Internet is full of pictures of him without a shirt. He shoots animals, rides horses, camps on the taiga, and spars with the Olympic judo team. He surrounds himself almost exclusively with male advisors. He loves to rub up against the military, like a bear...

    The Universality of Ukraine
    Apr20

    The Universality of Ukraine

    The Russian war in Ukraine has dominated headlines in the United States and Europe. It has been presented as a generation-defining event and as a pivot in geopolitics that will cleave world history into a before and an after just like September 11. Much of the world, however, is not transfixed by developments in central Europe or even necessarily...

    An Oligarchy Expert Answers Our Questions About Wealth and Empowerment
    Apr15

    An Oligarchy Expert Answers Our Questions About Wealth and Empowerment

    Ever since the Ukraine invasion provoked sanctions against Russian oligarchs, it seems everyone is asking: Who is an oligarch? And why do Americans feel comfortable employing the term to describe Russian billionaires while many recoil at the thought of labeling U.S. billionaires the same? Could it be the pervasive belief that American...

    When the Left Is Right…Far Right
    Apr14

    When the Left Is Right…Far Right

    In the twentieth century, the left defined itself as anti-fascist. It was against Franco in Spain, Hitler in Germany, and Mussolini in Italy. During the Cold War, progressive opposed far-right dictators like Augusto Pinochet in Chile and Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines. It mobilized against neo-Nazis in Germany, right-wing militias in the...

    The Five Plagues Testing Humanity
    Apr07

    The Five Plagues Testing Humanity

    Once upon a time, the tutelary gods of nationalism and internationalism met for a chat. They had a superb perch above the clouds. From there, they could see everything happening on the Earth below and they set to arguing, as they so often did. Sophia, the goddess of internationalism, began by proudly pointing to the accomplishments of humanity....

    After Putin
    Apr07

    After Putin

    A failed military intervention. The genocidal killing of citizens. Economic isolation by the international community. The arrests of anti-war protestors at home and the shuttering of independent media. Any one of these factors could mark the end of an ordinary political leader. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin has not only weathered these...

    South Korea’s New Foreign Policy of One Yes and Two Nos
    Mar29

    South Korea’s New Foreign Policy of One Yes and Two Nos

    South Koreans are sorting out the implications of the recent presidential elections. Victorious conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol rose to prominence on an anti-corruption agenda and has various plans to shake up the way government functions. He has also pledged to reduce government intervention in the economy, boost incentives for business,...

    Biden FY 2023 Budget Puts War Before Human Needs
    Mar29

    Biden FY 2023 Budget Puts War Before Human Needs

    President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request once again prioritizes violence, the military and war over peace and human needs. But more spending on militarism can’t address the nation’s or the world’s problems. At $813 billion, the President’s request for the Pentagon exceeds even the $782 billion budget that Congress...