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January 2019
The Hidden Power of the New Economic Sanctions
by Joy Gordon
“Recent years have seen increasing sophistication in the sanctions that do the greatest damage to critical networks or functions of a target country’s economy and infrastructure.”

January 2019
Precision Medicine Needs a Cure for Inequality
by Barbara Prainsack
“This new way of thinking about health and disease has tangible implications for when and how health-care interventions are set in motion—and for how people are expected to manage their lives.”

January 2019
New Middle Classes Reshape the Developing World
by Frank-Borge Wietzke
“Political conflicts can flare up when new, increasingly vocal lower-middle-income groups enter the political arena and when this threatens the advantaged positions of established middle classes.” Fifth in a series on social mobility around the world.

January 2019
Can Labor Immigration Work for Refugees?
by Martin Ruhs
“New policy designs will need to have an explicit dual purpose, combining the objectives of labor migration and humanitarian protection.”

January 2019
Europe and Japan Try to Stave Off Global Disorder
by Edward A. Fogarty and Gene Park
“[D]o the EU and Japan have the capabilities and resolve to save the global multilateral order—and save themselves?”

January 2019
Perspective: As the Stakes Rise, Climate Action Loses Momentum
by Joshua Busby
Backsliding on the Paris Agreement by the United States and others is steering the globe down a dangerous path toward runaway climate change.

January 2019
Books: Terrestrial Thinking
by Joshua Lustig
A prominent philosopher of science calls for a radical political realignment to confront the existential threat posed by the climate crisis.

January 2019
The Month in Review: November 2018
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in November, country by country, day by day.

January 2019
Global Refugee Numbers at an All-Time High
by the editors of Current History
Charts

January 2018
The Elusive Goal of Global Food Security
by Rosamond L. Naylor
“What will it take to meet the global food needs of up to 10 billion people by midcentury in the midst of expanding civil conflicts, human displacement, extreme climate events, and other natural disasters?”

January 2018
The United Nations and Sovereignty in the Age of Trump
by Thomas G. Weiss
“Sovereignty can be and has been interpreted more inclusively—including during World War II—to justify cooperation in the face of common, existential threats.”

January 2018
The Right Way to Build Resilience to Climate Change
by Daniel P. Aldrich
“Focusing solely on physical infrastructure runs the risk of overlooking another critical component of resilience: social infrastructure.” Fourth in a series on climate adaptation around the world.

January 2018
The Strained Marriage of Public Debts and Private Contracts
by Anna Gelpern
“[S]overeign debt is a complex political institution, which cannot be reduced to creditor coordination or any other contract problem.”

January 2018
How Big Data Feeds Big Crime
by David S. Wall
“Big data and big crimes are powered by cloud technologies and the Internet of Things...”

January 2018
Perspective: Fear, Loathing, and Nuclear Disarmament
by Sharon Squassoni
A volatile US president has stirred up new angst over the nuclear peril. The UN treaty banning the bomb may not have much immediate effect, but it could be a first step toward a safer future.

January 2018
Books: Beginning of the End?
by Joshua Lustig
A pair of political scientists warn that history offers many examples of democracies collapsing after demagogues come to power—and the United States is not immune

January 2018
The Month in Review: November 2017
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in November, country by country, day by day.

January 2018
A Statistical Snapshot of the World
by the editors of Current History
Charts

January 2017
From Scarcity to Abundance: The New Geopolitics of Energy
by Michael T. Klare
“The world is beginning to move away from reliance on fossil fuels altogether, rendering obsolete many of the strategic plans intended to ensure the safe flow of oil.”

January 2017
The Tragedy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
by Michael J. Boyle
“Historians may well conclude that Obama glimpsed a different world for American foreign policy but never exerted the kind of strategic direction needed to turn that vision into reality.”

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