Ukraine, Russia, and the West: A Background Reading List
Research reports and scholarly articles on the history of the Ukraine-Russia conflicts of the past and possible paths for peace.
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: Annotated
Jonathan Edwards’s sermon reflects the complicated religious culture of eighteenth-century America, influenced not just by Calvinism, but Newtonian physics as well.
What Drives American Disenchantment with the NSA
The National Security Agency's surveillance of citizens flew under the radar for decades. Why is there now so much mistrust of the NSA?
Why The Young Pope Matters
Has anything like the events depicted in The Young Pope ever happened before? The answer, you may be surprised to learn, is yes.
How Buddhism Is Being Used to Justify Violence in Myanmar
What's behind the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar in which the minority Rohingya people are being violently driven out of the country?
How Pope Francis Will Redefine Art at the Vatican
Inaugurated in 2013, Pope Francis has been full of surprises and has redefined the papacy, including the ways in which he considers the power of art.
Will Engagement in the Middle East Change China?
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah visits China this month, marking China’s increasing involvement in the Middle East. China has long had a Muslim minority group.
James Truslow Adams: Dreaming up the American Dream
Background on James Truslow Adams, who coined the phrase The American Dream.
Kurds: In the Middle of the Middle East
A brief history of Kurds and Middle Eastern politics.