Freedom and Prosperity Around the WorldFeb 26, 2024
Rising US public debt threatens economic freedom
By Edward Glaeser
US public debt has surged, posing risks to economic freedom. Despite stability expectations, reforms are needed, like deregulating small businesses and improving urban schools. However, political polarization and the dominance of identity politics hinder progress towards these goals.
UkraineAlertFeb 12, 2024
Putin’s history lecture reveals his dreams of a new Russian Empire
By Peter Dickinson
Vladimir Putin turned his hotly anticipated interview with Tucker Carlson into a history lecture that laid bare the dangerous delusions and imperial ambitions driving the invasion of Ukraine, writes Peter Dickinson.
UkraineAlertJan 4, 2024
Russia’s invasion aims to erase Ukrainian cultural identity
By Martha Holder
Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine seeks to destroy Ukraine's national heritage and erase Ukrainian identity. The authorities in Kyiv should respond by placing Ukrainian culture at the heart of the country's recovery efforts, writes Martha Holder.
UkraineAlertDec 5, 2023
Fake history is a crucial weapon in Vladimir Putin’s bid to destroy Ukraine
By Ihor Smeshko
The invading Russian army is not the only enemy Ukraine faces; the Kremlin propaganda and false historical narratives that drive and justify the invasion are arguably just as deadly, writes Ihor Smeshko.
UkraineAlertNov 25, 2023
Many Ukrainians see Putin’s invasion as a continuation of Stalin’s genocide
By Kristina Hook
Many Ukrainians see today's ongoing Russian invasion as a continuation of the Stalin regime's genocidal attempts to eradicate Ukrainian national identity and destroy the Ukrainian nation, writes Kristina Hook .
UkraineAlertNov 16, 2023
Vladimir Putin’s anti-colonial posturing should not fool the Global South
By Taras Kuzio
The countries of the Global South may have many good reasons for pursuing closer ties with Putin’s Russia, but a shared opposition to imperialism is most certainly not one of them, writes Taras Kuzio.
UkraineAlertOct 9, 2023
Russian imperialism shapes public support for the war against Ukraine
By Neringa Klumbytė
Modern Russia retains an imperialistic ideology that is fueling strong public support for the war in Ukraine amid deep-rooted perceptions of Ukrainians as misguided younger siblings in need of correction, writes Neringa Klumbytė.
New AtlanticistOct 5, 2023
Gender apartheid is a horror. Now the United Nations can make it a crime against humanity.
By Gissou Nia
The international community has an opportunity to codify the crime of gender apartheid in the United Nations’ crimes against humanity treaty. Learn more about gender apartheid from the Atlantic Council’s Gissou Nia.