How Ballistic Missile Defence is Holding Back the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

Since the early days of the Cold War, effort has been taken to reduce the stockpile of enriched uranium and plutonium in order to curtail the threat of nuclear weapons and their catastrophic effects...

Too Late for Two States: The Benefits of Pivoting to a One-state Solution for Israel and Palestine

As a result of the 70-year conflict between Israel and Palestine, the United States should reconsider its support for a two-state solution and instead pivot to a one-state solution. Policymakers...

Searching for a Home: One Man’s Story of Survival in the Syrian Civil War

My story started in Syria in 2003. I was a gay teenager coming out of the closet to my family. Shortly after, I had to escape to Egypt. Back then, I really thought Egypt could be the answer to the...

An Interview with Ambassador William J. Burns on Iranian-American Negotiations

Ambassador William J. Burns helped lead the back-channel talks with Iran that led to an interim nuclear agreement in November 2013 and set the stage for the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of...

New Trends, Changing Dynamics: Student Observations

Five drivers of change in energy policies Ajith Das: Two decades ago, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, introduced by the U.S. Green Building Council, set a...

Landscapes of Oil: A Photo Essay by Edward Burtynsky

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Energy Prices and European Energy Security: An Interview with Ambassador Richard Morningstar

Journal of International Affairs: What are the reasons behind declining energy prices? Is it a fundamental change in the supply side or is it just because of a temporary market move? Ambassador...

Visualizing Global Migration

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Actors in Forced Migration: An Interview with Kelly Greenhill

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Define American: An Interview with Jose Antonio Vargas

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