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Afghanistan’s war rug industry distorts the reality of everyday trauma

Jamal J. Elias, University of Pennsylvania The end of the U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan has resulted in the...

Monuments ‘expire’ – but offensive monuments can become powerful history lessons

Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut and Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date....

World’s deadliest inventor: Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University What is the deadliest weapon of the 20th century? Perhaps you think first of the atomic bomb, estimated to have killed as...

Jimmy Carter’s lasting Cold War legacy

Robert C. Donnelly, Gonzaga University Jimmy Carter was a dark horse Democratic presidential candidate with little national recognition when he beat Republican incumbent Gerald Ford...

Identicide: How demographic shifts can rip a country apart

Monica Duffy Toft, Tufts University What happens to a country when its core national identity – its preferred image of itself in terms of race...

What to do with Confederate statues?

James Glaser, Tufts University Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history? Many places in the South –...

Imagining Russia post-Putin

Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University On July 21, Vladimir Putin was asked at an audience with schoolchildren what he will do when he retires. He replied,...

4 things to know about North and South Korea

Ji-Young Lee, American University School of International Service Editor’s note: North Korea recently tested a ballistic missile that landed in the sea between North...

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CES 2015 promises a better life through smart devices. Are we...

By David Glance, University of Western Australia The annual consumer electronics show running in Las Vegas this week has highlighted what Industry at least, believes...