January 24th, 2014

Laura Secor on Revolutionary Iran

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, sits down with Laura Secor, a journalist who has reported from Iran for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, to discuss the lasting legacy of the Iranian revolution.

November 12th, 2013

Healthcare.gov didn’t have to be such a disaster.  Nor are its problems unfixable.  The solution, though, requires systemic changes in the way government relates to technology.

Read more about how to fix it and avoid future failures.

November 6th, 2013

Helping Congo Help Itself

Today, Congo’s M23 rebel group called for an end to 20 months of violence.  The international community has high hopes for peace.  But outside powers should not interfere as they have in the past.  Instead, they should help Congo help itself.

October 27th, 2013

Doomed From the Start

Why Obamacare’s Disastrous Rollout is No Surprise.

October 25th, 2013

Divide and Conquer

The NSA and the Pentagon’s cyber command are currently run by the same person.  That’s a bad thing - intelligence collection and military operations are necessarily in conflict

October 24th, 2013

The End of Hypocrisy

October 24th, 2013

Keeping Science in the Right Hands

In 2006, a team of journalists managed to legally order a small segment of the smallpox genome from a DNA synthesis company, which blindly shipped the material to a post office box for a little over $60, including postage.  Welcome to biology’s brave new world.  

October 23rd, 2013

Never Saw It Coming

Alan Greenspan asks how so many experts, including him, failed to see the 2008 financial crisis approaching.  Part of the answer is a very old idea: Keynesian “animal spirits,” the irrational elements of decision-making that have been left out of economic forecasting for too long.

October 22nd, 2013

The November/December 2013 issue is now online!

 Find out what’s inside: http://fam.ag/1gCbTa3

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