China's willingness to engage with the Taliban is indicative of its long-term security and economic interests in Afghanistan. Matthew McGee analyzes China's strategy for the country and how it may benefit not only those countries, but the entire region.
With violent anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is encouraging European Jews to find refuge in Israel. Caroline Jones examines the cultural and political implications of such a response.
In his first article of the semester, Michael Alter discusses the importance of flags and how, in places like Northern Ireland, conflicts over flags often not only serve as microcosms for conflicts over larger issues, but can also impact the daily lives of citizens in significant, highly visible ways.