Full story - July 27, 2021
Faeza Satouf, from Syria, looks at a photo of her graduation day on her phone during an interview in Nivaa, Denmark, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into new research on how family networks allow people who flee violence to survive in their new homes. 
Full story - July 20, 2021
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, Anna Acheng, a 45-year-old who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and whose left ear was partly sliced off by them, stands near her home in the Barlonyo displaced persons camp in northern Uganda.
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, highlights new research about how family networks shape individual decisions about security, with a focus on family ties among people subject to forced marriages and pregnancy by the Lord's Resistance Army.
Full story - July 13, 2021
Peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) provide security during a visit of UNCHR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi to South Sudan's largest camp for the internally displaced, in Bentiu, South Sudan, Sunday, June
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the role of peacekeepers since the Cold War, who have taken a more expansive view of their purpose in conflict zones.
Full story - July 06, 2021
Moroccan UN peacekeepers wearing blue helmets patrol a rich soil road Bangassou, Central African Republic, Feb. 14, 2021. 
In the 21st century, many UN peacekeeping mandates have included so-called “green goals,” benchmarks meant to prevent conflict by reducing resource competition and environmental degradation.
Full story - June 29, 2021
A traveler smiles as they pull down their mask for a TSA agent to confirm their identity at the security checkpoint at Love Field airport Friday, May 28, 2021, in Dallas. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into what happens when airports become the frontlines of struggle against international threats.
Full story - June 22, 2021
A view of a steel wall at Evros river, near the village of Poros, at the Greek-Turkish border, Greece, Friday, May 21, 2021. 
Critical State, a weekly foreign policy newsletter from Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into new research on defining borders, with a focus on Turkey and Greece.
Full story - June 15, 2021
Biden and Erdoğan fist-bump at NATO meeting.
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into a core principle of democratic peace theory — the idea that democratic states don’t fight wars with one another. 
Full story - June 08, 2021
A building is still riddled with war damage, on the former frontline of the Lebanese Civil War, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the current state of the literature on democratic peace and the conflicts that democracy might help prevent.
Full story - June 01, 2021
A woman stands in an abandoned building with light coming through the window.
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the ethics of studying wartime sexual violence.
Full story - May 25, 2021
In this Aug. 30, 2019 photo, Layla Taloo visits the Ninewa Palace Hotel, where she was once brought by her Islamic State militant captor in Mosul, Iraq.
This week, Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the state of the literature on sexual violence in conflict. 

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