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Posted: 2019-02-20 16:06:25
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The Academy Awards celebrate many dimensions of filmmaking, including acting, directing, writing, costumes, makeup, special effects, and sound editing. But one of the key components of movies that does not receive recognition is the film’s setting. In this piece, I explore where recent Oscar-nominat...
Posted: 2019-02-20 14:35:03
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The Trump administration has finished off the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a treaty mortally wounded by Russia’s deployment of a banned intermediate-range missile. That leaves the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) as the sole agreement limiting U.S. and Rus...
Posted: 2019-02-19 22:32:38
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As the presidential primary season gets underway, everyone knows that the Democratic Party has shifted to the left. What does this mean for the upcoming primaries? As new analysis from the Gallup Organization shows, some parts of the party have moved much farther than others, a reality that foreshad...
Posted: 2019-02-19 22:05:03
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There’s an adage many researchers and policy wonks live by: What gets measured, gets done. The saying suggests that measuring something enhances your ability to achieve it—except, of course, when you’re talking about integrated schools. We’ve quantified, studied and assessed the importance of divers...
Posted: 2019-02-19 18:06:34
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The discussion of Islam in world politics recently has tended to focus on how religion is used by a wide range of social movements, political parties, and militant groups. However, less attention has been paid to the question of how governments—particularly those in the Middle East—have incorporated...