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by Sean Nangle

Eastern Promises

What does it mean that former enemies Iran and Saudi Arabia are now cooperating—thanks to China? Steven Cook on appearances and reality in a changing Middle East.
Diplomacy 9 min read
by Eve Valentine

The Deep End

What does population decline mean for China? Scott Rozelle on a globally invisible issue shaping the lives of millions of the country’s rural kids.
Economy 11 min read
by Graham Vyse

Course Selection

What’s driving escalating political tensions over education in America? Rick Hess on the culture war surrounding U.S. classrooms.
Education 12 min read
by Eve Valentine


What’s America’s strategy in Ukraine? Rob Lee on how the West is rediscovering the challenges of establishing method in the madness of conventional warfare.
War 12 min read
by Graham Vyse


What’s happening in the metaverse? Siva Vaidhyanathan on the stakes of Meta’s plans to finish what Facebook started.
Technology 10 min read
by Eve Valentine

En Route

Why are Ukraine’s allies finally sending tanks? Robert Hamilton on the timing and impact of armored fighting vehicles from the West.
War 11 min read
by Graham Vyse

Only Connect

How are U.S. cities rebuilding after the pandemic? Richard Florida on the resilience of urban life in America.
Economy 9 min read
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