Articles

An Action Plan for Work-Family Balance

2020 Mar 09

Finding the right balance for your personal and professional life requires conscious planning, ample reflection and proper communication.

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The Virus of Fear

2020 Mar 09

The panic that often occurs during a health crisis or in the aftermath of a natural disaster can – and has – led to spasms of irrational violence. Lack of truthful public

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What Is a Moral Foreign Policy?

2020 Mar 08

A foreign policy should be judged not only by specific actions, but also by how a pattern of actions shapes the environment of world politics.

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That 1970s Feeling

2020 Mar 06

Policymakers and too many economic commentators fail to grasp how the next global recession may be unlike the last two. In contrast to recessions driven mainly by a demand shortfall, the challenge posed by

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The Middle East’s Future of Perpetual Pandemics

2020 Mar 03

If outbreaks like the coronavirus shift from ‘black swan’ events to regular occurrences, globalization trends in the region may reverse, with sobering consequences.

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A Tale of Two Demagogues

2020 Mar 02

Economic nationalism is on the rise, and democracy is on the wane. Given those worrying trends, the recent meetings in India between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may yet come to be seen as the apotheosis of dystopia.

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When Viruses Turn Political

2020 Feb 15

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the public must rely on international cooperation among governments to fight the disease effectively. But mounting pressures on political leaders risk pushing them toward more nationalistic short-term measures that

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A Perilous Turning Point in the U.S.-Iran Confrontation

2020 Jan 25

With the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the U.S.-Iran standoff has shifted from attrition toward open conflict. Tehran will retaliate – the only question is how – prompting another response from Washington. Allies of both should interc

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Iran tasked Nasrallah with uniting Iraqi proxies after Soleimanis death

2020 Jan 25

Hezbollah leader sponsors truce talks, with Iraqi paramilitaries endorsing Hadi al-Amiri as PMF leader and Tehran courting Moqtada al-Sadr in bid to form united resistance

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Building Cooperation in an Unsettled World

2020 Jan 25

While the changing nature of global power may tempt some actors to seek advantage through confrontation, the expanding field of stakeholders offers the possibility of a course correction.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath for Democratic Change in the Middle East

2020 Jan 05

The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.

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Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

2020 Jan 05

Science fiction has a warning about developing mind-reading technology without any proper framework for how to control it.

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