Issue: Global Affairs

A Tale of Two Cities: The Next European Utopia

by José M. de Areilza
— Europe traveled a unique road to the current Union, shaped by World War and power personas. The author envisions a more democratic European Union, in concert rather than conflict with the political systems it encompasses, and infused with a stronger sense of 'European identity" borne of service and a shared future. Read more

Can They Do It?

by Tarek Rizk
— If Virginia Senator Tim Kaine gets his way, the United States Congress will take up its constitutional duty and hold a debate about whether and how America should launch an attack on the insurgent group known as Islamic State. Can today's congress, with its dismal approval ratings, partisan gridlock and anemic legislative output rise to the occasion? Read more