Full story - October 20, 2021
A woman waves flags of Catalonia and Spain as people celebrate a holiday known as "Dia de la Hispanidad" or Spain's National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into why some pursuits of self-determination grow into violent conflict and others remain mostly non-violent.
Full story - October 13, 2021
People hold a Catalonian independence flag, as they march during a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of a failed independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain, late Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into independence movements, with a spotlight on new research about Catalonia.
Full story - October 06, 2021
Soldiers march during a military parade marking 100th anniversary of the 1918 creation of the Czechoslovak state in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. 
From Egypt to Cuba to Indonesia, the Czechoslovak policy of exporting military equipment and training shaped the militaries of many new states around the world. Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into new research on this policy.
Full story - September 29, 2021
Cadets learn to fire mortars, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into new research that looks at the US Army’s attempts to socialize officers into the norms of civilian protection and the rules of war.
Full story - September 22, 2021
Liberian school children in the courtyard at Cathedral High School as students arrive in the morning to attend class in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. 
During Liberia's civil war, thousands of school children missed out on schooling. Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, looks at the impact of school interruptions on the future politics of those children who missed out during the conflict.
Full story - September 15, 2021
Relatives and neighbors wail near the body of Mohammad Mudasir, 31, who was killed in communal violence in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
How do people make snap decisions when they're caught up in conflict and violence looms? Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Instick Media, takes a deep dive into new research on individual behavior during religious pogroms.
Full story - September 08, 2021
In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas. 
How did the pandemic change the world of cybercrime? Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how people exploited the pandemic online.
Full story - August 31, 2021
Pharmacy technician Hollie Maloney loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into new research that tests the question of whether women mayors in Brazil outperform their male counterparts in pandemic response.
Full story - August 24, 2021
Honor guard soldiers carry the coffin of Vasile Raduna, seen in the photo on the right, during the ceremony for the repatriation his and of Corp. Ciprian-Stefan Polschi's body from Afghanistan, in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the ways in which militaries look to the media to justify their existence — specifically in how they handle their war dead.
Full story - August 17, 2021
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid shakes hand with a journalist after his first news conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how media attention to bureaucratic failing can spur both action and resistance.

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