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“That Prison Without Leisure Which is Called Russia”

Astolphe De Custine’s “Letters from Russia” – (1843): What de Tocqueville is to America, de Custine is to Russia.

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India and China: 1962 as a Turning Point

A history retold about India and China from 1949 to 1962, a formative and yet self-destructive phase in a troubled relationship.

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Confronting the Kleptocrats? Contain Their Western(!) Financial Managers

The governments participating in the November 2021 Biden Summit should hit the authoritarians where it hurts them the most – in their wallets.

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Kamala Harris and the Evolution of the Birds: Worldwide Lessons

How evolution over millions of years has created sovereign female birds and equally sovereign human females.

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In Memoriam David Graeber: How Debt Has Come to Shape Humanity

Over the last 5,000 years, what has made the concept of debt so strangely powerful?

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Deciphering Putin’s Russia: Why the Strains with the West?

A conversation with Angela Stent, the author of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and former U.S. government official on Russia.

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The Globalist Culinary Tour: Italy

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Italy.

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Italy: Libya’s Former Colonial Master

Did years of painful colonial rule by the Italians shape Libya’s relationship with the West today?

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The Globalist Culinary Tour: Japan

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Japan.

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US: Dog Tags for Chinese Immigrants

Seizing on anti-immigrant sentiment before an election is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. It goes back to the 19th century.

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