Harry Potter World

J.K. Rowling got in trouble for how she talks about Africa. Here’s why she may have been right.

February 04, 2016

Henry Farrel co-authors Washington Post article addressing the controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling, building a strong case in her favor. 

Liberated Haiti: Thirty Years After Duvalier

February 03, 2016

Robert Maguire authors Latin America Goes Global article on the current status of Haiti on the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the twenty-nine year Duvalier family dictatorship. 


Here’s why the activist who started the Safe Harbor fight thinks that negotiations won’t work

January 31, 2016

Henry Farrell authors Washington Post article interviewing Max Schrems, the Australian activist whose court case led to the European court ruling the Safe Harbor agreement invalid, about the unknown future of the Safe Harbor negotiations.

Extraterrestrial Possibilities

Could political science tell us whether the truth is out there?

January 29, 2016

Marc Lynch authors Washington Post article speculating on the question posed by the X-Files: Is the government covering up evidence of extraterrestrial life?

Fighting over money

Apple may owe Ireland $19 billion, but Ireland doesn’t want the money. Here’s why.

January 29, 2016

Henry Farrell authors Washington Post article discussing the reasons Ireland is fighting hard to avoid receiving the money Apple may owe the country. 

The Truth About Sectarianism

January 25, 2016

Jacob Olidort authors Foreign Affairs article on the so-called sectarian identities formed in the Middle East in reference to the Shiite-Sunni Discord. 

The Taiwan elections: Don't expect a US policy change

January 20, 2016

Robert Sutter authors The Interpreter article concerning unlikely U.S. Government policy change before the end of Obama's final presidential term.

The 10 Countries With The Most Unfilled Jobs

January 19, 2016

Tara Sinclair discusses the reality that more jobs go unfilled for months after being posted in the U.S. than in other countries in Forbes article.

Flag of Somalia

Three things we learned from last week’s al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

January 19, 2016

Paul Williams provides crucial information regarding the recent attack on a forward operating base of the African Union Mission in Somalia in Washington Post article.

A crisis of faith

January 16, 2016

David Shambaugh voices his opinions on Xi's reform strategies for China's political system in The Economist article.

Flag of Ireland

Bill O’Reilly will flee to Ireland if Sanders is elected. He’s in for a shock.

January 16, 2016

Henry Farrell authors Washington Post article regarding the ironies of Bill O'Reilly's threat to flee to Ireland in the event that Bernie Sanders is elected president in 2016.

The NFL and Stadium Welfare

January 16, 2016

Anthony Yezer is quoted analyzing the market power and economic model necessary for the NFL and its stadium welfare in Kansas City infoZine piece. 

A rough new year for Xi Jinping: David Ignatius

January 15, 2016

David Shambaugh, in The Oregonian article, voices his opinion on Xi's reform campaign of China's political system.

Why SpaceX Needs to Land a Rocket on a Floating Drone

January 15, 2016

Scott Pace comments on the safety advantages of a SpaceX drone ship landing in Bloomberg Business article.

Higher Tariffs

The reality behind Trump's call for higher tariffs

January 15, 2016

Susan Ariel Aaronson chimes in on Trump's call for increased tariffs on foreign goods in a recent article in Marketplace.