Russia Will Pursue Desperate Strategies After It Exhausts Its Missile Supply

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Aside from the fact that history shows that rockets are far more useful at inflicting damage against military than civilian targets, their misuse may indicate an underlying strategic desperation in the Kremlin.”

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The First Metaverse Nation

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“What is new, in this case, is that the people of Tuvalu are hoping their future metaverse-based civilization will continue to function as a state and will be recognized internationally as a proper nation.”

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No, Let’s Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven

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It must become embarrassing to admit one ever supported uninformed and nonconsensual participation in a medical experiment or mass house arrest and coerced isolation.”

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The Complexity Paradox

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We are great at handling complexity until things get really, really complex.”

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Putin’s Nuclear Threats Show that Jacinda Adern is Wrong About Nuclear Weapons

“[Prime Minister Ardern] is correct that nuclear weapons arsenals carry with them great risks of widespread destruction. However, the greatest risk lies in committing not to use them.”

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Iran’s Uprising: Precursor to a New Revolution

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“The unrest that flared up in response to [Mahsa Amini’s] death has been virtually unprecedented and provides the international community with perhaps the clearest reminder that the Iranian people abhor authoritarianism.”

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The NatCons v. Ukraine

At least Hazony recognizes that the democratic world should defend Ukraine. Other nationalists do not agree.”

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Dr. Stanley Goldfarb: The Activist Class Takes Aim at Medicine

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“It’s career ending, really…Anybody who tries to [speak out] will be shunned.”

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The Second Elizabeth, a Life Appreciated

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“From that distant day when I saw her ride down Poonamallee High Road in Madras, the epitome of regality and restraint, Elizabeth II did her best in balancing the demands of tradition, the weight of history, the requirements of society and culture both at home and abroad, and also attended to her family.”

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No Longer Running: An Interview with Felicia Heath

“And, later in life, when I was dealing with my father coming out of prison and perhaps rekindling that relationship, I started to look at my experience slightly differently. I started sharing bits and pieces of my story with people and, to my surprise, found that some of the reactions were positive and even inspiring.”

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Friendships as Pathways to Upward Income Mobility

“For example, if poor children grew up in a neighborhood where 70% of their friends were wealthy, their future income on average will increase by 20%, similar to the effect of going to a four-year college.”

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Salman Rushdie: The Antithesis to Moral Cowardice

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Leading by example, Rushdie refuses to be intimidated into silence.”

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When It Comes to Iran, Say “No” to Appeasement

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“Without an enemy to demonize, the Islamic Republic would have to answer for its many and grave failures.”

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Excerpt: Jason Pack’s “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder”

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“And hell, if General Haftar was going to win, President Trump would happily give him some tips about where to buy vacation properties in Virginia Beach. His steering of the private ‘confidence building’ chit-chat with General Haftar to real estate matters was not actually as ridiculous as it might seem.”

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NBC New York’s Jen Maxfield: Telling the Rest of the Story

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“Sometimes, I would even dream about some of the people I had interviewed on the stories. And, so through the years, I had the idea to write a book and put it all together and try to return to some of the stories.”

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