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#232・

Bad Times in Beijing

What’s wrong with China’s economy? Jeremy Mark on the property crisis, income inequality, and the need for a new economic model.

 
#231・

Force Readiness

What’s driving a wave of criticism against military generals from the American right? Katherine Kuzminski on accusations of a “woke” takeover of the United States’ most trusted institution and how they could reshape its national security.

 
#230・

What Have You Done for Me Lately

Why is the U.S. administration trying to cancel so many Americans’ student debts? Ben Ritz on the policy merits and political calculations of an unusual government initiative.

 
#229・

The Hinge of Fate

What do Ukraine’s lightning battlefield gains mean for global politics? Chris Miller on the shifting calculations in Moscow, Beijing, and the West.

 
#228・

‘It Used to Be a Subculture’

Why are so many food companies offering new alternatives to meat? Nina Gheihman on the mainstreaming of veganism.

 
#227・

Business as Unusual

How is the war in Ukraine changing corporate calculations? Neil Malhotra on the new weight of moral issues in global commerce.

 
#226・

‘The Best of Our Energies & Skills’

Why is NASA returning to the moon? Joe Pappalardo on the Artemis program, the future of U.S. spaceflight, and the beginnings of a new space race.

 
#225・

Presence & Mystery

Why does U.S. politics seem to be shifting so quickly right now? … & Why does Turkey seem to be getting ready to invade northern Syria?

 
#224・

Gradually, Then Suddenly

Why are American men and women moving in such different directions on public issues? Daniel Cox on how the attitudes and convictions of young adults are changing U.S. political life.

 
#223・

‘We’re the Heirs of Byzantium’

What did Putin hope to get out of the war? Anatol Lieven on nationalist ambitions, historical narratives, and Moscow’s fraught relationship with the West.

 
#222・

Long Hot Summer

What’s driving a global rush for critical minerals? Lisa Sachs on the environmental challenges of clean technology.

 
#221・

Wag the Dog

Why does Turkey seem to be getting ready to invade northern Syria? Henri Barkey on the tangled interests that will determine whether intensifying military operations turn into war.

 
#220・

The Collision of Political Strategies

Why does U.S. politics seem to be shifting so quickly right now? Julia Azari on Democratic achievements, Republican setbacks, and a changing landscape for this year’s midterm elections.

 
#219・

Limits of the Known World

What’s happening with the politics of abortion in the U.S.? & What went wrong for the wave of leftist leaders elected in Latin America?

 
#218・

What Goes Right

What went wrong for the wave of leftist leaders elected in Latin America? Javier Corrales on the enduring appeal—and inherent danger—of authoritarian populism.

 
#217・

‘The Dog That Caught the Car’

What’s happening with the politics of abortion in the U.S.? Bill Scher on how one of America’s most divisive issues could help depolarize its politics.

 
#216・

Kingdom Come

Why is the Chinese government so upset with the U.S.? & Why are the U.S. Democrats talking more about “freedom”?

 
#215・

Impulse Over Memory

Why is the far right so popular in Italy now? Dario Cristiani on immigration, religion, and the ghosts of fascism.

 
#214・

America’s Shape-Shifting Electorate

Is the U.S. Republican Party becoming a “multi-racial, working-class” coalition? Matt Grossmann assesses the evidence for a major political realignment.

 
#213・

Spotlight

Why does trust in the mainstream media keep falling?