Though U.S. policymakers paint Iran in broad strokes, can the rest of us seek more nuanced understanding? Madeline McSherry recommends five books by Iranian women writers. … More 5 Books by Iranian Women You Should Start Reading Now
To certify or not to certify? That’s not really the question, says Ashling Gallagher: damage to U.S. credibility has already been done. … More Failing to Promise Recertification, Trump Leaves Iran Deal and U.S. Global Standing in Doubt
Referendums are flawed tools of modern-day democracies. But as recent events in Spain remind us, they may be a sign that representative democracy just isn’t working. … More What’s Worse Than a Referendum? Violently Stopping One.
From the Houses of Parliament to the U.S. Senate, there are more female representatives than ever before. But as Julia Doyle reminds us, the struggle for equality doesn’t end there. … More From Westminster to Washington, an ‘Old Boys Club’ is Silencing Female Politicians
In our rush to classify cyber as a security threat, have we lost sight of what’s really going on? Alexandra Vlada debunks three pervasive myths about cyber. … More 3 Important Myths About the ‘Cyber Threat’
Sanctions against North Korea may not change much, but they tell a lot. Madeline McSherry explains how the latest U.N. resolution signals a rare moment of global unity. … More Sanctions Won’t Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Program. But That’s Not the Point.
Conservationists aren’t the only ones who should be worried about poaching. Across parts of Africa, the illicit ivory trade is helping to fund violent conflict and terror, argues Alexandra Vlada. … More The Madness of Ivory Trafficking