Science fiction can serve as an imaginative production of political theory.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
Greenland and Denmark have a complicated history, but the connection runs deeper than economic convenience.
Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
It’s true, research says.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
The founders weren’t exactly free traders.
Arguments over Trump's tariffs and trade wars are just the latest salvo in a heated debate that has raged since the dawn of the American republic.
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
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Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Just another American abroad.
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If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.
Sanctions are making life increasingly difficult for ordinary Iranians, such as those in Isfahan.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has been leading his side in trade negotiations.
US-China relations are fast deteriorating, leading to fears that a ‘cold war’ may be brewing. A China expert explains what’s motivating its behavior.
The trade war has high costs for both the U.S and China.
An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.
The president says major revelations are coming. GCHQ says he's talking nonsense.
A board for the Prussian wargame of ‘Kriegsspiel.’
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War games let you test your political and military acumen right at your kitchen table – while also helping you appreciate how decision-makers are limited by the choices of others.
The Wikileaks founder has been removed from the Ecuadorean embassy after nearly seven years.
A ‘hard Brexit’ appears increasingly likely.
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American companies still face enormous uncertainty about how they'll be doing business in the UK and EU in the coming years, particularly as the April 12 Brexit deadline draws closer.
A man surveys the wreckage after a NATO strike misses its target and hits an apartment block in 1999.
The fallout from this 78-day military campaign continues to be felt.
The U.S. and China have ‘trust’ issues.
China has reneged on past promises it has made to the US. With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, the solution may lie in learning from a global organization the president hates: the WTO.
Who’s really on the other side?
Despite the uncertainties – and dangers – of retaliating against suspected cyberattackers, a surprising number of companies and countries are exploring doing just that.
Why altruism is in shorter supply than the industry wants you to believe
Inflation is soaring, millions are fleeing – and two politicians are seeking to lead. It's an impossible choice for an impoverished people.