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January  2017  Issue
 
 

 
SPECIAL REPORT: The Syrian War
Introduction
Kira Hunter
Official: 50,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Syria, Iraq
Carla Babb
133 Organisations Nominate Syria’s White Helmets for Nobel Peace Prize
Lyndal Rowlands
Russia: All Military Operations Halted in Aleppo
VOA News
Turkey’s Syria Headache
Syed Mansur Hashim
A Syrian Refugee in the US Wants Americans to Understand Their Country's Vetting Process
Jason Margolis
Obama's Legacy Will Be Forever Tarnished by His Inaction in Syria
Scott Lucas
In Iraq and Syria, Humanitarian Aid Workers Struggle Within a Strained System
Thomas Arcaro
Fall of Eastern Aleppo Marks Turning Point for Syrian Civil War
Dilip Hiro

ECONOMIC WATCH
Seizing Opportunity in a Post-TPP World
Stephen S. Roach
Wanted: Equal Opportunity Globalization
Branko Milanovic
China and the U.S.: Two Visions, One Collaboration?
Marc Grossman

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Pakistan and India Unlikely to Move to All-out War: Musharraf
David White
India's Demonetization Disaster
Shashi Tharoor
UN “Profoundly Sorry” for Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Tharanga Yakupitiyage

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Why President-Elect Trump Doesn't Think He Has a Conflict of Interest Problem
Elizabeth C. Tippet
America's Role in the World 75 Years After Pearl Harbor
Peter Harris
How Majority Voting Betrayed Voters Again in 2016
Michel Balinski

 

 
HEALTH
Globalizing the Fight Against Non-Communicable Disease
George Weisz
Ending AIDS Needs Both Prevention and a Cure
Lyndal Rowlands

TRAVEL
When Hollywood Meets a Ski World
Norman Sklarewitz
Visiting Vermont: Heralding History and Heritage
Iris Brooks

 

 
INTERVIEW
An Interview with Jane Alexander
Michael Causey

REVIEWS
Whitefly: A Novel By Abdelilah Hamdouchi; translated by Jonathan Smolin
AA Bastian

Cannibals in Love: A Novel By Mike Roberts
Bob Duffy

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives By Tim Harford
Kate Buford

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir By Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman
Terry Zobeck

Cruel Beautiful World: A Novel By Caroline Leavitt
Bryana Fern

 

 

Two Harvard Scholars Headed Across the Pond
Peter Reuell

Three Chords and Some Kierkegaard
Jill Radsken

MIT Announces MITx MicroMasters Program in Development Economics, With Path to Full Master’s Degree
Office of Digital Learning

Freshman Tackle Upper-Level Math in Special Course
Kathy Hovis

Shoals Marine Labratory Inspires Young Scientists
Krisy Gashler

 

 
 
   

 
CYBER PROTECTION
Balancing Cybersecurity and Academic Freedom is a Challenge on Campus
Jungwoo Ryoo

ENTREPRENEURS
In London, Extending MIT’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Zach Church

SPACE
NASA Scientists see Asteroid through the Eyes of a Robot
Sarah Schlieder

TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH
A Radiation-Free Approach to Imaging Molecules in the Brain
Anne Trafton
Forensic Evidence Largely Not Supported by Sound Science- Now What?
Jessica Gabel Cino

 

   
ART AND PREJUDICE
A is for Arab
Johnathan Curiel

CHILEAN ART
'Disappearing' Chilean Art
Jill Radsken

LITERATURE
Victor Frankenstein's ''Creation'': Monster or Victim?
Mike Timko

 

   
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
How Power of Positive Thinking Works
Karen Feldscher

CLIMATE CHANGE
Mother Nature vs. Climate Change
Patricia Espinosa and Martha Rojas-Urrego
Climate-Resistant Beans Could Save Millions
Ida Karisson

POLLUTION
Coal Mine Threatens Ecological Paradise in Chile’s Patagonia Region
Orlando Milesi

 

   
PEOPLE
Fidel Castro, a Larger-than-Life Leader in Tumultuous Times
Mario Osava
Rescued Yazidi Women Relate the Horror of Captivity Under IS
Heather Murdock

TRADITIONS
Rites of Flight: Falconry in Japan
Matthew Teller

 

   

A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World
Helga Nowotny
The Election's Over, the Ire Isn't
Christina Pazzanese
Pleasure Is Good: How French Children Acquire a Taste for Life
Marie-Anne Suizzo
What if We Weren't Selves? Buddhist and Daoist Perspectives
Andrew Taggart

 
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