U.S.

February, 2021

  • 13 February

    Trump’s Acquittal is a Sign of ‘Constitutional Rot’

    The Senate’s failure to convict Trump is a constitutional failure not just “in legal terms but in civic terms – a failure not primarily of political institutions but of civic attitudes".

  • 4 February

    What is Food Insecurity?

    Although awareness of food insecurity is growing, it is important to understand what is meant by the term and how it fits with other food access concepts, such as hunger and food sovereignty.

January, 2021

  • 22 January

    US Could Face a Simmering Domestic Terror Problem, Experts Warn

    The Trump presidency emboldened a cabal of armed groups with a far-right agenda. Seeing their leader out of power will only grow this feeling of frustration. So will new repression of the far right, in the form of arrests, surveillance and social media clampdowns.

  • 17 January

    How to Stay Safe with a New Fast-spreading Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

    Limiting the size of gatherings helps reduce the potential for exposure. Controlling indoor environments in other ways can also be a highly effective strategy for reducing risk. This includes increasing ventilation rates to bring in fresh air and filtering existing air to dilute aerosol concentrations.

  • 15 January

    Why Did an Indian Flag Appear During Attack on US Capitol?

    Why one man waved an Indian flag during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol remains a mystery.

  • 12 January

    How Will Biden’s Strategy on South Asia Differ from Trump’s?

    While Biden may engineer a full-scale foreign policy reset, his administration’s likely South Asia policy will be an anomaly — a rare example of considerable continuity with Trump.

  • 7 January

    How Does the 25th Amendment Work, and Can it be Used to Remove Trump?

    Neither the Succession Act nor the 25th Amendment has ever been invoked for longer than a few hours. There are nearly two weeks left in Trump’s term.

  • 6 January

    An Expert on Political Violence Reflects on Events at the US Capitol

    Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again. But if there’s an effective state response to these events, then it can help strengthen those institutions.

  • 6 January

    President Trump’s Term Ends on Jan. 20 – The Constitution is Clear

    Whether he likes it or not, Trump’s term as president will end Jan. 20. What happens next is yet unknown, but at least that much is certain.

  • 2 January

    How to Outsmart Your COVID-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood in 2021

    After a daunting year, and with more challenges ahead in 2021, upgrading your approach to emotions can be a drug-free mood booster.