Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem
Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism.
A Realist Tribute to an Extraordinary Idealist
John Ruggie straddled the worlds of academia and policymaking—and was a powerful force in each.
U.S. Institutions Must Get Smarter About Chinese Communist Party Money
Beijing is trying to shape the academic and political conversation.
Beyond IR’s Ivory Tower
The world needs experts to engage with policy more than ever. Research shows international relations scholars are already up to the task.
If You Want to Keep Talent Out of China, Invest at Home
Retaining the U.S. advantage needs funding, not xenophobia.
Why Is Mainstream International Relations Blind to Racism?
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
Chinese Propaganda Has No Place on Campus
Universities can’t handle Confucius Institutes responsibly. The state should step in.
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?
Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.
Populism Is a Problem. Elitist Technocrats Aren’t the Solution.
The problem isn’t too much democracy — it’s too little.
Donald Trump’s Assault on the Enlightenment
The new administration is looking to cut federal funding for arts and humanities education. It’s not cost savings; it’s an attack on reason itself.
The Bard of His Own Backyard
Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.
How to Get Tenure (If You’re a Woman)
Seven peer-reviewed strategies female faculty can use to climb the ladder of academic success.
In Brazil’s Coffee Industry, Some Workers Face ‘Conditions Analogous to Slavery’
A new report sheds light on punishing labor issues in the coffee sector, and on Brazil’s progressive efforts to protect farmworkers.
How to Get Tenure
The top ten things junior faculty need to know — and why it should matter to the rest of us.
Why Angus Deaton Deserved the Nobel Prize in Economics
For development economists like me, Deaton was a revolutionary and a visionary.
What the hell happened at NDU?
A best defense columnist looks back at the National Defense University.
The Mind and Milieu of John Steinbruner
Remembering a generous mentor, a prodigious scholar, and a bold thinker who contemplated the bad decisions that could get us all killed.