• A New Cold War?

    A New Cold War?

    • November 19, 2019

    Thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is a very different place. The liberal world order that appeared triumphant in 1989 faces unprecedented challenges – including renewed hostility from Russia – but also from a

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  • Most wars don’t make states (so what’s a policymaker to do?)

    Most wars don’t make states (so what’s a policymaker to do?)

    • November 11, 2019

    Most modern warfare is intrastate. Most take place in poorer, weaker states and challenge many of our assumptions about the evolution of most states. Foreign policymakers should reevaluate their priorities and focus on ending civil wars rather than building centralised

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  • Key Drivers in US-North Korea relations

    Key Drivers in US-North Korea relations

    • November 7, 2019

    North Korean and US relations have oscillated between hostility and limited detente for decades. This has only grown more intense in recent years. What are the underlying drivers in US-North Korean relations in the age of Donald Trump and Kim

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  • A beginner’s guide to economic ignorance

    A beginner’s guide to economic ignorance

    • November 5, 2019

    Ignorance is not the antithesis to knowledge, but it is part of it. Wishful thinking, muddling through and other forms of ignorance play a crucial role in shaping economic policy and its effects on society.

    We hear a lot about …

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  • Autocrats use feminism to undermine democracy

    Autocrats use feminism to undermine democracy

    • October 30, 2019

    More women are being elected in autocratic regimes, but this is part of a democratic facade. The definition of democracy needs to change.

    Fake news, disinformation, foreign influence in elections: We’re starting to understand the ways bad actors attack …

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  • Issues in Repairing U.S.-Russian Strategic Relations

    Issues in Repairing U.S.-Russian Strategic Relations

    • October 24, 2019

    Similar to during the Cold War, the US and Russia are once again nuclear peer competitors. However, the emergence of a range of new nuclear actors hamper traditional understandings and represent a new – more complex – era in nuclear

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