Long Reads

In a recent interview on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, former French president, François Hollande established a direct link between NATO’s, and particularly the United States’, withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. “If Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine, it was not due to a provocation from the Atlantic alliance . [...]

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From establishing schools, developing curricula, and determining requirements for enrollment and graduation, education is mostly a State and local responsibility in the United States. In fact, for elementary and secondary level schools, only 8 percent of funding comes from federal sources, including the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start [...]

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In April 1940, in what would come to be known as the Katyn Massacre, members of the feared Soviet secret police force, the NKVD, began the systematic murders of more than 21,000 Polish prisoners of war. The victims of the massacre — which, in addition to military officers, included many civilians — were buried by [...]

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For Oleh Kornat, a lawyer-turned-member of the Ukrainian resistance, a disturbing element of Moscow’s invasion of his country has been its misuse of the term “genocide” to justify it. “Civilians are being targeted. Maternity wards have been attacked. Children with cancer have been displaced. And this has all happened under the guise of Russia’s ostensible [...]

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As Joe Biden prepares to warn Xi Jinping against aiding Russia, it is worth considering what the United States can offer China to entice it away as well. In the days since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, many analysts have grappled with the implications of a new world order defined by an ever more [...]

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The mass exodus of women and children from Ukraine has sparked the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.  More than three million refugees have poured out of Ukraine since Russia began its full-scale invasion of the country on February 24. Upwards of 1.8 million of those refugees have crossed into Poland. And [...]

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In his epochal, controversial and highly polarizing essay, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is To Increase Its Profits,” published in the New York Times Magazine some 70 years ago, Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman argued against the social responsibility of businesses, and explicitly declared that “the business of business is business.” The shareholder value theory of the [...]

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In the days that have passed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many have questioned the implications of this unchecked aggression against a sovereign nation for the post-war international order. Fears have proliferated that international justice is dead, that autocracy has won. But a closer look reveals that this invasion is the product of weakness, not [...]

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“Lately, I have been experiencing a strong form of survivors guilt,” said Afghan legal scholar Ahmad Ali Shariati in a recent interview. A recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, he had just completed his studies for a legal master’s at the University of Aberdeen when the Taliban reclaimed control of Kabul amid the fallout of [...]

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The Digital Market Act (DMA) is a legislative proposal initiated in the European Union (EU) that aims to create a level playing field among various small and large entities in the EU digital economy. It was introduced on December 15, 2020 by the European Commission to ensure fair and contestable Digital Markets. The proposal cleared [...]

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