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The Polish Supreme Court – focus of the dispute between the EU and Poland.The Polish Supreme Court – focus of the dispute between the EU and Poland.
On Tuesday, the European Commission took two decisions in its continuing dispute with Poland over the chamber of its Supreme Court responsible for disciplining judges. The Commission decided to...
(Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein)
Twenty years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the tragic consequences of that day continue to resonate across the world. On this somber anniversary, members of the Yale faculty reflect on the...
Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History
In his latest book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021), Professor Samuel Moyn describes two weddings “separated by nine time zones...
A member of the study's outreach team distributing masks in Bangladesh. Photo: IPA.
In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, health authorities advised against the use of masks by the public, concerned about diverting supplies from healthcare workers and creating a false sense...
German party leaders Armin Laschet (CDU), Annalena Baerbock (Greens) and Olaf Scholz (SPD) before Sunday’s televised debate in the German election campaign.
On September 26, German voters will go to the polls to elect a new Bundestag to replace the one elected four years ago. Over the past week, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has moved into...
Jacqueline Jung (on left) and Daniel Mattingly
Jacqueline Jung, professor of history of art, and Daniel Mattingly, assistant professor of political science, have been awarded international book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for...
Ellen Nye
Ellen Nye is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award. Her submission, “The World in a Dish: The Thanksgiving turkey is a beast of no nation,” appeared in The Economist’...
View of the silo-courtyard used for centralized grain storage at the ancient city of Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, ca. 1600 BCE (Photo by G. Marouard, Tell Edfu Project)
With record-breaking heat waves gripping many regions of the U.S. and unprecedented floods wreaking havoc from China to Germany, the existential threat of climate change has once again risen to the...
Emily Erikson
Today’s debates about economic policy often center on national prosperity. A stimulus bill will jumpstart the nation’s economy. Infrastructure investments will boost the gross domestic product. Tax...
Hazara elders in Behsud.  (photo by Nasim Fekrat via Flickr Creative Commons)
The American withdrawal from Afghanistan has been chaotic and contentious. Yet the very messiness of events in Kabul has effectively obscured important questions about civilian protection needs after...
An electric power plant in Gujarat, India. (© Dreamstime)
Indian states are deploying a new policy tool that shows potential to reduce their high air-pollution levels, which are estimated to have caused nearly 1.7 million deaths, or 18% of all Indian...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing snap election on September 20.
Hoping to win a Liberal majority in the House of Commons, on August 15 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked the Governor General, Mary Simon, to dissolve Parliament and call a new election on...