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When the Georgia state legislature passed its voter-suppression legislation two months ago, a bell tolled.
In the era of continuous and accelerating technological change that started with the industrial revolution, economies and societies have been repeatedly transformed in ways that can be linked to ownership of the essential and scarce factor of production of the day and command of the economic rents that flow to that factor.
At the heart of the current ideological struggles over the memory of the American Civil War lies a simple, if weighty, question: whom should we commemorate?
On 17 January, 2021, the United States military has confirmed the troop withdrawal in Somalia is complete. However, the goals of good governance, stability and accountable security forces are not satisfied. What gives?
U.S. policy toward the North Korean nuclear weapons program over the past three decades has tended to swing between imposing sanctions in order to impede, slow down or force Pyongyang to reverse its nuclear pursuit, and displaying “strategic patience” by shunning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) altogether, at times outsourcing diplomatic initiatives to other stakeholders such as China.
I expect to be dead by 2050. I hope my children will live comfortably beyond that and some of my students to the end of the century, but it seems unlikely.
American Grand Strategy seems to be going back to the future — a 19th-century one of “Great Power Competition,” that is.
During the years 1554 to 1580 A.D. in Japan, two forces known as the Sengoku Jidai (warring states) came to clash over who would control the population.
Chinese military aircraft and warships have been entering the airspace and waters around the Korean Peninsula and the seas between South Korea and Japan more frequently since late 2017.
There is a lot of discussion within today’s military establishment about Great Power competition. The most recent National Defense Strategy reflects this, as do many blogs and op-eds geared toward America’s national security professionals.
On Jan. 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) came into force. The fact that this treaty, which prohibits nuclear weapons, went into effect is a huge milestone for the nuclear disarmament movement.
Academic study of reconciliation in the last three decades has focused on converting the process of enmity to amity in virtually every corner of the world, from Europe to Africa, Southeast and Northeast Asia to Latin America.