The Pentagon just failed its fifth audit in as many years. After 20 years of war, there are better ways to spend tax dollars than on an agency that can’t even account for half of its assets.
The Greenwashing Scam Behind COP27’s Flop
This year’s UN climate conference offered some reason to celebrate. But the growing clout of the “carbon capture” industry is hindering urgent efforts to clamp down on fossil fuels.
What If the U.S. and China Really Cooperated on Climate Change?
Can Green diplomacy save the world?
Ideas, Including Foolish Ones, Have Consequences
The intellectual godfathers of the “alt right” and their descendants are on a fool’s errand: to rationalize irrational hatreds.
The Unasked Questions of 2022
Here’s a tale of two Elizabeths, one Joe, one Donald, and us.
Puerto Rico: The Gibraltar of the Caribbean and Launchpad for Empire
This Caribbean island is both a colonial outpost and a linchpin of U.S. power projection overseas.
U.S. Focus on Great Power Competition Deters Climate Progress
The United States is taking an increasingly confrontational stance toward China and Russia rather than working with them to address the climate crisis.
It’s Time For a Ceasefire in Ukraine
A ceasefire in Ukraine has been needed since day one—and it’s more urgent now than ever.
Will Democracies Be Polarized Out of Existence?
From the United States and Brazil to Israel and Hungary, liberals approach the widening gap in political perceptions with incredulity while Illiberals see polarization as a political opportunity to destroy democracy.
Will China Replace the U.S. — Or Will the Two Powers Stalemate?
China is beset by crises of growth, while the U.S. struggles with crises of decline. Could this create an opening for a more decentralized international system?