Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
What’s Wrong with Public Policy Education
Most programs train students to become capable policy analysts, but with no understanding of how to implement those policies in the real world.
An Election That Solves Nothing
Imran Khan may be a fresh face to head Pakistan’s façade of a civilian government. But there are no signs that he will depart from the military’s dictates or change the country’s overall direction.
Trump and the Border Crisis
Explaining the Indefensible
It is difficult to resist the temptation to rant against the ineptness and mean-spiritedness of the Trump Administration’s recent border apprehension policies. Yet the moral and ethical obtuseness on display is the product of a long and complex history.
A View from Germany
A Taste of Kölsch
In Cologne and environs, liberal Germany finds itself (con)tested.
Correcting the Record
Serbs Are Not “Little Russians”
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Belgrade and Moscow are not natural allies. But Westerners who treat them as such are only driving them closer.
Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis
Blaming doctors or pharmaceutical companies or capitalism for the opioid crisis is futile. Bad diagnoses will always generate bad solutions.
Only a Pawn in Their Game
Seymour Hersh’s memoir reveals not a fearless reporter but a useful idiot: a man who spent a lifetime channeling faulty intelligence in a game of intrigue he did not understand.
Europe’s Political Stasis
Today what passes for governance in Europe is crisis management, with an admixture of wishful thinking.
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