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. 
Full story - May 18, 2021
In this photo taken Aug. 17, 2012, one of the few remaining miners digs out soil which will later be filtered for traces of cassiterite, the major ore of tin, at Nyabibwe mine, in eastern Congo. 
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into how rebels gain access to raw resources to sell on the open market, and how those business considerations create their own security logics.
Full story - May 11, 2021
Pedestrians cross a busy street in Kinshasa.
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how rebels negotiate the international business world, with a focus on Democratic Republic of Congo.
Full story - May 04, 2021
Two men in camouflage carry guns in a rice paddy in Vietnam.
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the weaponization of water.

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