While Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence looks too close to call, Queen’s University Belfast professor Crawford Gribben and Walter Russell Mead discuss the underpinnings and implications of the historic vote.
Strippers go to the Supreme Court to defend their right to bare all in a riotous new play that even a lawyer could love.
Libya’s General Haftar claims to be behind today’s airstrikes on the Islamist militias outside of Tripoli. But there’s reason to doubt that.
Technology-flooded millennials read more books than Americans over 30. Neither declinism nor overweening optimism will help us understand generational shifts.
The Queen tells voters to exercise caution. The banks are telling everyone to start panicking.
A new study finds poorly cemented wells, not hydraulic fracturing, to be at fault for groundwater contamination problems associated with the American shale boom.
Catalan, Venetian, and Tyrolean independence movements find inspiration in Scotland.
A plan to break California up into six smaller states didn’t collect enough valid signatures to force itself onto a ballot. But California remains too big to function effectively, and some kind of decentralization is necessary.
The Muslim Brotherhood appears to have been kicked out of Qatar, perhaps due to pressure from the Saudis, Egypt and UAE. And reports indicate that the MB may be headed to Turkey.
For the Western political observer, Russia judged by common metrics always seems on the verge of being a spent force. As Joseph Conrad reminds us, Russia never seems to vanish from the map, and remains a font of imperialism and war.