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Iraq’s Shia Militias: Does the West Need to Be Wary of its New Allies?

The Arthashastra, an ancient Sanskrit manual for Indian princes, is the first known document to claim that the enemy of one’s enemy is one’s friend. In the Middle East this proverb could not be more false yet American and other…

Brazil: From Reform to Recovery?

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles talks about his administration’s attempts to get the economy back on track Once the word on the lips of every economist and investor, Brazil has faced a dramatic slowdown in its economic fortunes over the past two…

The Next Big Revolution

What links a wheel, a steam engine and a computer? Other than perhaps a steampunk Batmobile, all three inventions paved the way for revolutions which, in turn, transformed human society. However, these three revolutions were not the last; renewable energy…

The Amartya Sen Interview: on Democracy and Justice

By Taryana Odayar and Sonali Campion.  An aged gentleman wearing a bright yellow raincoat slowly shuffles into the lobby of LSE’s Old Building. He is unaccompanied and moves gingerly with unhurried yet deliberately measured steps. He takes a seat on…

In conversation with the indefatigable Julia Gillard

By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor.  Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), and the first woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister & Leader of a major party in Australia. She is currently…

Automation’s Bumpy Impact on Social Reality

by Gabriel Zech An imminent, large-scale decrease in full-time employment means that we need to think beyond the noncomprehensive policies of income compensation.   The many ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) could drastically change our lives is a theme…

Fadumo Dayib: From Refugee to Somalia’s first female Presidential Candidate

By Taryana Odayar.  Fadumo Dayib was born in a displacement camp in Kenya to Somali parents who had travelled there after losing eleven previous children to preventable diseases. Her family sold all their possessions so that she could escape to…

Republican Healthcare Act Hurts Typical Trump Voters The Most

By Janai Gilmore In the US, the debate around the Republican health care legislation reached a fever pitch last week as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report’s release has…

Justin Trudeau: Popular and Progressive?

As the world moves further and further away from values of openness, integration and multiculturalism, a sprawling faction across the globe has been left feeling hopelessly disillusioned with the state of politics. For many readers, endless lamenting of the death…

Fajardo: Opportunities for Columbia

By Scott Carpenter The former Colombian mayor and professor of mathematics stood atop the stage and declared that he knew nothing. “I know nothing about economics, nothing about business administration, nothing about finance,” he said. “My branch of mathematics, the…