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.
Full story - August 10, 2021
In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, file photo, Côte d’Ivoire troops patrol in the Cocody area of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
This week, Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how civilians make themselves heard and how rebels decide when to listen.
Full story - August 03, 2021
Palestinians chant slogans during a protest in front of the Dome of the Rock Mosque at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, June 18, 2021. 
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into recent research on how — and for whom — civil resistance actually works.
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.

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