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by Graham Vyse

The Missing

What happened to the graves of Indigenous children reportedly discovered in Canada in 2021? Terry Glavin on the elaborate confusion obscuring an ongoing mystery and longstanding injustice.
Democracy 11 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Alternate Endings

Where is the conflict in Ukraine headed? Chris Miller on the path dependencies, possible outcomes, and fraught psychology of a still-uncertain struggle.
Democracy 11 min read
by Graham Vyse


What are the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries doing with a new type of economic agreement in the Indo-Pacific? Wendy Cutler on Biden’s experimental attempt to pick up where Obama left off.
Economy 9 min read
by Michael Bluhm

‘Vaccine Apartheid’

What happened with the political will to inoculate the world? James Love on the barriers keeping coronavirus shots out of developing countries.
Health 10 min read
by Graham Vyse

Matters of Fact

Why did the U.S. government’s “disinformation czar” resign? Monika Richter on a strange saga of executive missteps and hyper-polarized reactions.
Democracy 13 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Family Legend

How did the son of the notoriously corrupt dictator Ferdinand Marcos win the Philippines’ presidential election in a landslide? Alvin Camba on anti-elite anger, disinformation, and rewritten history.
Democracy 9 min read
by Graham Vyse


What’s at stake in Finland and Sweden joining NATO? Susan Colbourn on how the war in Ukraine has reset security calculations in Europe.
Democracy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Russian Roulette

What’s Vladimir Putin trying to accomplish by cutting off gas supplies to Europe? Samantha Gross on Moscow’s energy-blackmail scheme amid “the first global natural-gas crisis.”
Economy 13 min read
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