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by Michael Bluhm

Enemy of My Enemy

Why are so many Arab countries suddenly working so openly with Israel? Steven Cook on the persistent threat of Iran, the waning influence of the U.S., and the fate of the Palestinians.
11 min read
by Graham Vyse


What explains the U.S. government’s new interest in UFOs? Seth Shostak on mysterious phenomena, human psychology, and alien life.
Science 9 min read
by Michael Bluhm


How bad is the American economy? Claudia Sahm on jobs, inflation, and the range of alternative near-term futures.
Economy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm


What’s rising crime doing to American politics? Lisa L. Miller on how the fact of violence and feelings of chaos are shaping this year’s U.S. elections.
Democracy 12 min read
by Graham Vyse

Proving Ground

What is the January 6th committee, exactly? Casey Burgat on the power and proceedings of a Capitol Hill investigation.
Democracy 9 min read
by Michael Bluhm

War Pricing

How bad is the global food crisis? Laura Wellesley on how the conflict in Ukraine is threatening tens of millions in developing countries with shortages and starvation.
Economy 9 min read
by Graham Vyse

‘The Loneliest Generation’

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.
Democracy 13 min read
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