Oren Cass on “Overheated” Climate Change Coverage

"Mr. Cass’ general view on climate change can be summarized as the following: it is happening and humans are causing it, but it is not as serious or urgent an issue as most people believe...the slight warming of the globe over a long period of time will be something humans can easily deal with, and he believes that the issue has been blown drastically out of proportion."

Interview with Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University

By: Declan Kunkel This interview with Princeton Professor Stephen Kotkin was conducted before his talk at the Buckley Program on Friday, March 3rd. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited from a longer interview. Stephen Kotkin is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since... Continue Reading →

Interview with Dr. Michael Auslin, author of “The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region”

By: Bernard Stanford This interview with Dr. Michael Auslin was conducted before his lecture for the Buckley Program on his recent book, The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region on Monday, March 6th. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Dr. Auslin is a resident scholar... Continue Reading →

An International Perspective on the Refugee Crisis

The Challenges of the Syrian Refugee Crisis By Karina Kovalcik  In March 2011, in keeping with the Arab Spring movement sweeping through the Middle East, there were prodemocracy protests in Deraa, Syria. The people were protesting the Assad Regime in a peaceful manner over the arrest and torture of teenagers who painted revolutionary signs on... Continue Reading →

Rob Ford and Conservatives in Toronto

A strange thing is happening in my hometown of Toronto: After a summer of record lows, Rob Ford, our infamous mayor, is seeing an upswing in his poll numbers. If you're anything like me, then you probably suspect that there's an interesting trend driving the change. It's possible to dismiss this as just an insignificant fluctuation as frustrated, disenfranchised voters shift their support between candidates ahead of the late-October election. Even if that's all it ends up being, there are still a couple of pretty interesting electoral trends that are worth considering, and a pretty counterintuitive fact that underlies it all.

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