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Glass Half Full

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One of the greatest modern political leaders explains what COVID means for the political and economic shape of the future.

  Michael Abramowitz on freedom and COVID

The (Not So) Free World

An Interview with Michael Abramowitz

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The Freedom House director takes a hard look at the state of civil rights and the rule of law around the world -- the U.S. not exempted.

Don't Know Much

An Interview with David Dunning

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The eminent psychology professor and co-discoverer of the Dunning-Kruger Effect on what we know, what we don't, and what we don't know we don't know.

  Yohanan Plesner on Netanyahu and Gantz

Ceasefire?

An Interview with Yohanan Plesner

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A former cabinet minister and Knesset member and current head of the Israel Democracy Institute talks about the political situation in Israel.

Light in the Darkness

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The religious symbol with the longest history of use has meant many things to many different groups, Jewish and otherwise.

  Allan Lichtman on Why Trump Will Lose

All Over the Map

An Interview with Brett McGurk

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The man who helped run the U.S. campaign against ISIS explains why Trump's incoherent foreign policy is dangerous and damaging to our interests.

  Norman Roule on the U.S./Iran Contest

Arms and Iran

An Interview with Norman Roule

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A former CIA officer and regional expert lays out the risks of conventional war between the U.S. and Iran.

  Michael Oren on Israel as a world power

State of Israel

An Interview with Michael Oren

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The statesman and diplomat Michael Oren observed the workings of Israeli diplomacy closely as its ambassador to the U.S. Here he explains how and why the Jewish state is increasingly seen as a world power.

  Deborah Lipstadt on how anti-Semites go mainstream

Scapegoats

An Interview with Deborah Lipstadt

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A leading historian explains how the oldest hatred has captured more and more minds in our polarized era.

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.