Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.
The Obama administration is working on a voluntary international climate agreement that would skirt the need to seek Congressional approval, according to the New York Times. In doing so, it’s effectively turning its back on the feckless Global Climate Treaty movement.
West Africa is facing alarming food shortages along with the horrific Ebola epidemic. Aside from compounding the suffering in these nations, a food crisis will make this outbreak far harder to contain.
A radical new group has split off from the Pakistani Taliban, apparently inspired by the success of ISIS. A fracturing Taliban may sound like a weakening Taliban, but a diffuse group of enemies can be more dangerous than one big one.
A new CBO report shows Medicare’s current estimate for 2019 is $95 billion dollars less than the 2010 estimate for that year. The driving cause is the same thing that could save U.S. health care in general: more responsible consumption of care and changes in service delivery.
Volume two of the project I started writing in 2011, titled Political Order in Changing Societies, hits bookstores later this month. It is an attempt to map out how modern states have evolved out of patrimonial ones, and tries to show how simplistic understandings of how development works can lead to disastrous policy.
Germany’s green energy transition has hurt its economy and its ability to compete in the global market, all while actually increasing emissions. It’s time to take stock of what we’ve learned from this policy experiment.