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January 2016
After Paris: Good Enough Climate Governance
by Joshua Busby
“[F]or many developing countries, the Paris agreement is better than no deal and an important step in the right direction.”

January 2016
The Global Challenge of the Refugee Exodus
by Gallya Lahav
“The refugee crises…amount to an emerging global challenge facing almost all industrialized liberal democracies, pitting their humanitarian norms against materialist values.”

January 2016
The Troubled Rise of Gay Rights Diplomacy
by Omar G. Encarnación
“It is premature to gauge the full impact of the developed West’s effort to sell gay rights to the developing world, but the early returns are not auspicious…”

January 2016
The International Consequences of Financial Fragility
by Jonathan Kirshner
“The United States is unrepaired and still vulnerable; Europe is hobbled and encumbered by the patchwork straitjacket of its political economy. The rest of the world, less directly affected by the crisis, is actively searching for something different.”

January 2016
Perspective: Cybersurveillance and the New Frontier of Deterrence
by Susan Landau
Why did the Obama administration treat threats against a Hollywood studio over a movie mocking North Korea as a matter of national security? It was sending a message to deter others.

January 2016
Books: Is Religious Freedom a Western Imposition?
by Monica Duffy Toft
A new book finds fault with global campaigns for religious minorities’ rights. Its author misses the interaction of local and international dynamics.

January 2016
Books: Strangers in the Public Sphere
by Joshua Lustig
After the Paris massacres, a polemical essay and a novel provide alternative perspectives on the religious and colonial roots of the present state of emergency.

January 2016
The Month in Review: November 2015
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in November, country by country, day by day.

January 2016
A Statistical Snapshot of the World
by the editors of Current History
Graphs

January 2015
The Global Crisis of the Nation-State
by Aviel Roshwald
“[I]t is the failure to consolidate or maintain national identities that are cohesive yet adaptable, rooted in shared historical memories yet capable of integrating new ones, that helps generate some of the major threats to peace and stability in today’s global environment.” Fourth in a series on resurgent nationalism.

January 2015
The Geopolitics of Cyberspace After Snowden
by Ron Deibert
“The aims of the Internet economy and those of state security converge around the same functional needs: collecting, monitoring, and analyzing as much data as possible.”

January 2015
Twenty-First-Century Space Security: Conflict or Collaboration?
by James Clay Moltz
“Given the growing number of actors and spacecraft in orbit, the major challenge facing the international community is one of collective action. . . .”

January 2015
A “New Mediocre” for the Global Economy?
by Barry Eichengreen
“Which view is correct—that which attributes the likelihood of a weak economy in 2015 to the unfortunate concurrence of transitory problems in a number of the world’s largest economies, or that which warns of secular stagnation due to the declining productive potential of innovation?”

January 2015
The Power Paradox
by Amrita Narlikar
“As developing countries have come to exercise greater voice and more effective veto power, multilateral processes have deadlocked and rich countries have preferred to transfer their negotiating efforts to alternative forums."

January 2015
Perspective: Climate Change Politics on the Road to Paris
by Lorraine Elliott
Nations will try to negotiate a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol by the end of 2015. Can they agree on how to share the burden of cutting emissions and funding mitigation and adaption measures?

January 2015
Books: The Limits of Intervention
by Duncan Bell
A new book by Michael W. Doyle engages with the ideas of John Stuart Mill in an effort to answer the perennial question of when international humanitarian intervention can be justified.

January 2015
The Month in Review: November 2014
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in November, country by country, day by day.

January 2015
A Statistical Snapshot of the World
by the editors of Current History
Graph

January 2014
Perils and Progress
by Alan Sorensen
History’s horrors shouldn’t blind us to the continuing spread of liberal ideas and values.

January 2014
A Hundred Years of Current History
by Joshua Lustig
An anniversary occasions a look back through this magazine’s archives.

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