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Section: Institute for Policy Studies (USA)

      Russia Hacks the World
      Jul28

      Russia Hacks the World

      (Image: Donkey Hotey / Flickr Commons) The email trove that WikiLeaks released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has all the hallmarks of a dirty tricks campaign. The messages reveal, among other things, that the Democratic National Committee tried its best to tilt the electoral playing field in favor of Hillary Clinton. For anyone...

      Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?
      Jun22

      Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?

      (Photo: Flickr / Photo: portal gda) This week might represent the beginning of the end for international cooperation. All the treaties, alliances, and unions that have incrementally strengthened the ties between nations over the last several centuries have suddenly been revealed as a house of cards, which a wayward puff of air known as Brexit...

      How Should We Name the Attack in Orlando?
      Jun15

      How Should We Name the Attack in Orlando?

      (Photo: YouTube) The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the recent tragedy that left 49 dead at a gay bar in Orlando. The shooter, Omar Mateen, declared his allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call he made during the massacre. President Obama and much of the news media have declared the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history an act of...

      “You Can Dance, But Only If You Join the Revolution”
      May19

      “You Can Dance, But Only If You Join the Revolution”

      (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death and destruction and played presto and fortissimo — the electric guitarists step to the front of the orchestra to strum...

      Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight
      Apr28

      Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

      (Photo: Flickr / Yann Caradec) An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime minister promises to provide Europe instead with electricity from the...

      The Future of Europe Depends on This Vote in the Netherlands
      Apr07

      The Future of Europe Depends on This Vote in the Netherlands

      (Photo: Flickr / Moyan Brenn) The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands. Perhaps you thought that the European Union’s fate would be voted up or down in June, when the United Kingdom holds its referendum on continued membership. The “leave now” constituency in the UK currently holds a four-point lead, though much...

      Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich
      Apr05

      Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich

      (Image: Wikimedia Commons) The just-released Panama Papers—filled with titillating details involving the shady dealings of world leaders and violent traffickers of drugs and slaves—should give a strong boost to U.S. and global campaigns to crack down on these global secrecy jurisdictions and practices. Starting with an anonymous leak to the...

      Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?
      Mar09

      Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?

      (Image: Flickr / Ivana Vasilj) Jason Smith was both very unlucky and very lucky. His bad luck began on February 20, 2015, when he was walking back to his home in McAdoo, Pennsylvania on a very cold evening. He doesn’t quite remember what happened, but he thinks that he tripped and fell face down into the snow. He lost consciousness and...

      A Real ‘Political Revolution’ Would End the War in Iraq
      Feb11

      A Real ‘Political Revolution’ Would End the War in Iraq

      Photo: Michael Vladon / Flickr These days, Bernie Sanders doesn’t say much about the Middle East. But if you’ve heard him say nothing else on the subject, he’s probably reminded you that he — unlike a certain former secretary of state — had the foresight to vote against the Iraq War when it came before Congress back in 2002. In...

      The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil
      Jan06

      The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil

      (Image: woodleywonderworks / Flickr) The market was supposed to save the planet. That, at least, was the argument of many economists grappling with the problem of climate change. As fossil fuels became scarcer, they pointed out, the price of oil and natural gas would go up. And then other options, like solar and wind, would become cheaper,...