Is the Paris Climate Agreement Dead?

Trump’s new enviro-rollback seeks to undermine the landmark accord, but an America First energy plan might not mean pulling out entirely.


The Great Bee Die-Off

“This fall, for the first time, the United States placed seven types of bees under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. It was the ...


Trump’s Impact on the Economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A Trump presidency carries a lot of economic risk. But in some sectors, there's also quite a bit of opportunity.

Best Defense

Natural Security: Dam problems, security solutions, and a new White House memo

American national security institutions, people, and equipment remain largely optimized for warfighting in the industrial age.

Observation Deck

How Not to Be a Civilization

Mother Nature is using her words. Are we smart enough to heed them?


Rare-Earth Market

By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.

Best Defense

Natural Security: Despite what General Scales said, U.S. military leaders are taking icecap melting seriously

The Russian Defense Ministry recently announced that experts would be flying over the Arctic in early April to check whether the conditions were favorable for "dropping cargoes and possible landing of troops."


Innovations: How to Save 3 Billion Lives — By Just Adding Water

Thanks to BYU researchers, now a small, freeze-dried "kit" can produce vaccines in the world's poorest countries.


An Astonishing Year for the War on Global Poverty

2015 ended with a flurry of groundbreaking summits that reinvigorated the fight to end poverty and halt climate change. In 2016, we must capitalize on these gains.

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