Critical State takes a deep dive into one of the most fundamental choices civilians make in wartime: whether to stay in their homes and live under the control of an armed group that has conquered their city — or to abandon their homes and flee to somewhere they hope will be safer.
Critical State takes a deep dive into scholar Anna Meier's new article that examines why the German government is so bad at responding to white supremacist violence.
Neoconservative intellectuals have long turned perceptions of East Asian culture into ammunition for a global political agenda, according to historian Jennifer Miller. Critical State takes a deep dive into Miller's new article that charts these patterns.
The COVID-19 pandemic has often been portrayed as a system-altering shock to international relations. Critical State takes a deep dive into the work of political scientist Daniel Drezner, who predicts that COVID-19 will result in a greater entrenchment of existing international power structures.
How likely are governments to implement border restrictions to fight a pandemic? Critical State takes a deep dive into new research by political scientists Michael Kenwick and Beth Simmons that examines border closures as a measure to contain the coronavirus.
This week, Critical State digs into new research about legislative oversight when it comes to security issues. As historian Peter Roady writes in a new article in the Journal of Policy History, the National Security Agency has escaped congressional oversight with two words: "It's classified."
Critical State takes a deep dive into new research by political scientist LaGina Gause, who developed a formal model to explain why legislative bodies are more responsive to some protests than to others.
Critical State, our weekly global security newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how the scars conflict leaves on regular civilians express themselves in post-conflict politics. In a new working paper, political scientists look into the long-term effects of Japanese internment camps in the US.