Coming Together, Coming Apart
We live in an “age of connection,” which is to say what, exactly? In the last twenty years, globalization and technological advances have improved the quality of life for many and given rise to voices traditionally shut out. It has also contributed to inequality, insecurity, and a creeping sense of instability.
The Nation-State: Not Dead Yet
In the mid-1990s, many academics declared an end to the nation-state. Twenty years later, the influence of the state over daily life is more extensive than ever.
More Stories From This Issue
What Would Churchill Do?
Putin isn’t Hitler, and this isn't WWII. But as Europe is threatened, it’s worth asking: What would Churchill do — and what do the people who invoke him get wrong?
The Case for an Unprincipled Foreign Policy
“Grand Strategies” are great for winning elections, but they’re terrible for governing.
What 18 focus groups in the former USSR taught us about America’s image problems
After talking with dozens of people in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan, two contradictory, prevailing themes emerge about the United States.
A Born-Again Faith in Graffiti
In 1970s New York, an age of austerity led to a rise in graffiti. So it is in Greece, 40 years later.
How We Created the WTO: A Memoir
A personal account of how the largest and most important trade agreement in world history finally got done.
Future Wars: Reshaping the Ethics and Norms of War
Technology's forward march will require us to reconsider and even rewrite the rules of war.
Nowhere to Turn: a Nepali Cab Driver in Qatar
Sarun, a cab driver in Qatar, had not been paid in nearly four months. His family back home in Nepal desperately needed the money. He hadn't been home in two years, and his boss controlled his passport. All Sarun could do was wait.
Modi's India: caste, inequality, and the rise of Hindu nationalism
Caste and social inequality persist in modern India, but the poor are now political in a way unheard of in the first several decades after independence.