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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?”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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
The Occupation at Fifty: A Permanent State of Ambiguity
by Nathan J. Brown
“The most significant development is not in the occupation itself but in the collapse of all attempts to devise alternatives.”
How Syria’s Neighbors Have Treated Its Refugees
by Dawn Chatty
“The memory of the ties among the region’s peoples under the Ottoman Empire has played a part in the kind of reception Syrians have received in their neighboring places of refuge.”
Qatar’s Maverick Streak Leaves It Friendless in the Gulf
by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
“Years of anger at Doha’s brash regional policies may have made the opportunity to put Qatar back in its place too tempting to pass up.”
The High Stakes of Climate Adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa
by Jeannie Sowers
“The degree to which states are tolerant of local-level initiatives and mobilization will become only more important as climate impacts intensify.” Third in a series on climate adaptation around the world.
The Precarious Status of Working-Class Men in Iran
by Shahram Khosravi
“The sociopolitical transition can be observed best in the shift of the symbolic position of working-class men: from veneration in the first decade after the revolution to condemnation three decades later.”
Perspective: Arabia Infelix: The War Devouring Yemen
by Sheila Carapico
What began as a popular uprising against a corrupt dictatorship has been overtaken by a struggle for regional supremacy, with the Middle East’s poorest country as sacrificial victim.
Books: The Enigma of the Arab Uprisings
by Marwan M. Kraidy
Did the same pro-market economic policies that gave rise to the Arab Spring also doom the would-be revolutionaries by sapping their capacity for envisioning radical alternatives?
The Liberal World Order Loses Its Leader
by Mlada Bukovansky
“[T]he United States is voluntarily abdicating much of its global leadership role. And it is doing so in what appears to be a fit of petulance, as though it has been aggrieved and made into a victim by the very international order it helped to build.”