Going Viral

How phages can save the world from superbugs

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Phages are the latest weapon (and may be our last hope) in our fight against superbugs, argues a prominent epidemiologist in her new book The Perfect Predator.

Game of Phones

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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The race to control 5G standards and hardware is a key part of Chinese geostrategy. Why doesn't America have anything similar in its toolkit?

  Nouriel Roubini on cryptocurrency and the blockchain

Crypto Inferno

An Interview with Nouriel Roubini

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A leading global economist explains why cryptocurrency and the blockchain are headed for disastrous irrelevance.

  John Negroponte on Trump and U.S. power

World Leader

An Interview with John Negroponte

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The legendary statesman talks about U.S. strength after Trump and why pulling out of the Paris Accords was a terrible mistake.

Impostor Syndrome

Hany Farid on How to Fight the Threat of Deepfakes

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The world's leading expert on digital forensics explains where deepfakes come from and how we can defeat them.

Worldwide Web

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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China is turning the Internet of Things into a potent strategic weapon, and the U.S. should be very worried. 

  Jody Williams on landmines and killer robots

Swords to Ploughshares

An Interview with Jody Williams

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Nobel laureate Jody Williams talks about the campaign to ban landmines, why she is worried about killer robots, and Trump vs. #MeToo.

  Gen. John Hyten on nuclear deterrence

Last Line of Defense

An Interview with Gen. John Hyten

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The head of STRATCOM is the officer in charge of overseeing our nuclear deterrence and analyzing the threats we face. The biggest of these? Not what you think.

  Tim Marshall on flags, maps, and border walls

Grand Old Flag

An Interview with Tim Marshall

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The politics of flags are an integral part of the world. A journalist and historian explains.

  David Milliband on the global refugee crisis

The Great Displacement

An Interview with David Miliband

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The former British foreign minister and current IRC president explains what to do about our global refugee crisis.