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The Afghanistan War Will End as It Began: In Blood

The author’s meeting with a friend includes with the idea that “‘America might be done with Afghanistan, but Afghanistan isn’t done with America.’ In his view, my lunch at the ambassador’s residence wouldn’t mark the end of the war at all. Not for me. Not for anyone.” (Elliot Ackerman, 2021).

4 May 2021
Elliot Ackerman
The New York Times

Trump’s Big Lie Devoured the G.O.P. and Now Eyes Our Democracy

“America’s democracy is still in real danger" and is v"closer to a political civil war — more than at any other time in our modern history. Today’s seeming political calm is actually resting on a false bottom that we’re at risk of crashing through at any moment” (Friedman 2021).

3 May 2021
Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times

Twisted Democracies

“Addressing within-country inequality may be the political imperative of the moment. But tackling vastly greater cross-country disparities – especially those affecting the two-thirds of humanity living outside the advanced economies and China – is the real key to maintaining geopolitical stability in the twenty-first century” (Kenneth Rogoff, 2021).

2 May 2021
Kenneth Rogoff
Project Syndicate

I Run the W.H.O., and I Know That Rich Countries Must Make a Choice

“Almost one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered around the world, and yet the weekly number of cases hit a record high last week, and deaths are climbing, on pace to eclipse 2020’s grim tally. How can this be? Weren’t vaccines supposed to douse the flames of the pandemic?” (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 2021).

22 April 2021
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The New York Times

I Met a Taliban Leader and Lost Hope for My Country

The author predicts that “we might lose most of what we have gained in the past two decades if the Taliban return to power. The future looks bleak, but Afghanistan can’t afford to stop trying to find a better way to move forward” (Farahnaz Forotan, 2021).

21 April 2021
Farahnaz Forotan
The New York Times

With a Feminist Foreign Policy, Biden Could Get Climate Change Right

“​​For the United States to truly play its part in global climate efforts, the U.S. NDC will have to reflect ambitions to do its fair share and strongly commit to human rights and gender equality. In turn, it could serve as a key entry point for a wholesale embrace of a feminist U.S. foreign policy” (Burns and Dolan, 2021).

21 April 2021
Bridget Burns, Mara Dolan
Foreign Policy

How to Defeat Myanmar’s Military

The author explains that “the people of Myanmar have been fighting for the life of our nation since the military, or Tatmadaw, seized power on Feb. 1. We have been protesting peacefully, risking our lives...this is why those of us who were duly elected to office...are now asking for direct help” (Zin Mar Aung, 2021).

16 April 2021
Zin Mar Aung
The New York Times

Research Proves It: There’s No Such Thing as Noblesse Oblige

“What are the social and psychological ramifications of being on top of the economic food chain, of occupying positions of privilege? Wealth-related differences in attitudes and behavior are particularly important wherever the rich have an outsize sway over politics and policy” (Michael Mechanic, 2021).

3 April 2021
Michael Mechanic
The Atlantic

Britain thinks it has won the gender equality war. That's a bad sign

“The British seem to have relegated gender inequality to the consigned-to-the-past category, with only 23% of those surveyed considering it a top concern. In this the British are an anomaly, diverging clearly from other European countries and sitting closer to nations such as China, where respondents posted similarly low levels of concern about female inequality” (Nesrine Malik, 2021).

28 March 2021
Nesrine Malik
The Guardian

The Middle-Class Women of Iran Are Disappearing

“But the Trump administration then dealt a tremendous blow to Iranian women by reimposing sanctions on Iran, restricting oil sales and access to the global banking system, and pushing the economy into a deep recession” (Moaveni and Tahmasebi, 2021).

27 March 2021
Azadeh Moaveni and Sussan Tahmasebi
The New York Times
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