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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File/Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Will China and Russia Stay Aligned?

| June 21, 2022

Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on China and Russia, their emerging partnership, and whether this alignment will last. To complement these articles, Foreign Affairs decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, it approached dozens of authorities with specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion.

Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged building

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File

Analysis & Opinions - World Politics Review

Using Afghanistan's Frozen Funds to Pay 9/11 Families Could Backfire

| June 17, 2022

Charli Carpenter comments on  U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order, issued in February 2022, releasing $7 billion in frozen, U.S.-held Afghan central bank reserves. It has been proposed to use half of the funds to pay reparations to the families of 9/11 victims.

People pray outside the scene of the shooting at a supermarket

AP/Matt Rourke

Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

A 'Lone-Wolf' Shooter Has an Online Pack

| May 15, 2022

Juliette Kayyem argues that language alone cannot change the violent extremism that is a part of American society today, which President Joe Biden called out last night as "hate-fueled domestic terrorism" that leads to such tragedy. Social-media platforms should be held accountable and gun laws should be more restrictive, but the wrong language has a tendency to excuse the herd.