The power of sports to legitimize a regime also means they have the power to delegitimize one, too.
Putin’s February Revolution?
Like the last tsar, Putin’s delusions of grandeur bely his military missteps, economic mismanagement, and imperial blind spots.
Ordinary Russians Are Already Feeling the Pain of Sanctions
Is punishing ordinary Russians the right response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
The U.S. ‘COMPETES’ with China — At What Cost?
The COMPETES Act, which ramps up spending to raise the stakes with China, puts Washington’s warped priorities on display.
Building a Post-Extractivist Future for Latin America
The region faces a choice between top-down “Green growth” and bottom-up efforts to transform economies.
The Terrifying World of 2025
Imagine that the current attacks on experts and expertise morph into a full-blown MAGA Cultural Revolution in 2025…
A Wounded But Still Dangerous Burmese Python
Corporations want what Myanmar has, and NGOs are going after those corporations.
Bin Laden and Trump: Two Bookends to America’s Imperial Decline
What we can learn from the 20 years between the 9/11 attacks and the January 6 coup attempt.
A Few Magnificent Things That Happened in 2021
Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.
Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic
The longer it takes the world to get vaccinated, the more variants we’ll see.