Articles

The Redistribution Games

2020 Oct 02

Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed ...

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Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options

2020 Oct 01

Although halting the escalation of militia attacks on American personnel is crucial, simply evacuating the Baghdad embassy and downscaling the bilateral relationship would allow Iran to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

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Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 2): Protecting Iraq’s Economic Institutions and Borders

2020 Sep 24

As technocrats increasingly fill key government roles, U.S. officials need to help Baghdad withstand the inevitable counterpunch from political and militia factions used to dictating such appointments.

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Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming

2020 Sep 24

As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient...

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AI Needs to Grow Up and Stop Chasing Its Long Tail

2020 Sep 24

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved based on ‘deep neural networks’, which are modelled on our brain structures and have an insatiable appetite for data.

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The USA on the brink of civil war

2020 Sep 18

In this article, the author seeks to draw our attention to a fact that is difficult for Westerners to conceive of: The American people are experiencing a crisis of civilization. They are so deeply divided that the presidential election is not just about e

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The Neglected Water and Sanitation Crisis

2020 Sep 18

As we all know now, hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus that causes COVID-19. Yet three billion people...

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American Withdrawal... opportunity to regain Iraqi State Control

2020 Sep 15

A raging controversy regarding the presence of foreign forces started after the triumph over ISIS and the recovery of Iraqi security institutions. A number of international and local media have raided the Iraqi....

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The Coming Global Technology Fracture

2020 Sep 11

The international trade regime we now have, expressed in the rules of the World Trade Organization and other agreements, is not of this world...

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From the ‘Republic of Fear’ to the Militias’ Republic of Terror

2020 Sep 11

The irony seems strange today given that Makiya’s student who dreamed of a state of freedom now presides over the government and has in fact inherited the state...

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Concerns Abound About a Vague Presidential Election Results in November

2020 Sep 06

The question of who takes over a position of power has always been a major cause of civil war. In England, it was the War of the Roses, which saw several nobles lay claim to the English Crown...

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Is Trump a Turning Point in World Politics?

2020 Sep 05

Will Donald Trumps presidency mark a major turning point in world history, or was it a minor historical accident? Trumps electoral appeal may turn on domestic politics...

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