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Helping Ukrainians means listening to their needs – 3 lessons for...

Kimberly Howe, Tufts University and Elizabeth Stites, Tufts University The massive flow of international support for Ukraine since Russia...

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing...

Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University and Charles Simpson, Tufts University Across the globe, refugees are trying to settle into new surroundings and are running into new...

Why the US has nuclear weapons in Turkey – and may...

Miles A. Pomper, Middlebury As the Syrian crisis pits Turkish troops against former U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, Pentagon officials have been reviewing plans to remove 50...

We’re just beginning to grasp the toll of the Islamic State’s...

Fiona Greenland, University of Virginia; James Marrone, Johns Hopkins University; Oya Topçuoğlu, Northwestern University, and Tasha Vorderstrasse, University of Chicago The Islamic State surrendered its...

The green halo of Damascus: A brief history of Ghouta in...

Karen Pinto, Boise State University Ghouta, the one-time oasis of Damascus, is being destroyed. Every day brings with it news of renewed bombing, deadly chemical...

Why a 2,500-year-old Hebrew poem still matters

David W. Stowe, Michigan State University At sundown on July 31, Jews around the world will observe Tisha B’av, the most somber of Jewish holidays....

Is it ever a good idea to arm violent nonstate actors?

Patricia Sullivan, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill In May, President Donald Trump authorized a plan to arm the YPG, a Kurdish militia...

Trump’s friendly meeting with Putin further blurs US-Russia relations

Stephen Benedict Dyson, University of Connecticut It emerged early this morning: a few seconds of grainy footage showing U.S. President Donald Trump shaking hands with...

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Dollars for Dudes: Almost No Women Among Medical Industry’s Top-Paid Speakers,...

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Oct. 8, 2014, 11 a.m. This story was co-published with The New York Times' The Upshot. Few women are on the list...