Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "If the coup fails, no one knows what comes next. If it succeeds, the same is true. Many Turks welcomed the coup of 1980 because it ended a period of violent chaos, but it was followed by a wave of brutal repression."
Postdoctoral Fellow Jordan T. Camp discusses his edited volume Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter, with his co-editor Christina Heatherton, and Chuck Mertz on WNUR 89.3FM in Chicago.
Andrew Schrank and Michael Piore co-author an article about Puerto Rico’s debt problem and the approval of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. They argue that unless Puerto Rico adopts a new development structure, the country is likely to experience the same crisis down the road.
Emily Oster in Quartz, "Tipping may not lead to good service on your first visit at a new restaurant, but I can pretty much guarantee that not tipping will result in bad service on your second and all further visits."
Glenn Loury, professor of social science and economics, comments on the need to reform the criminal justice system in America which imprisons thousands of people without dealing with the underlying causes.
Following the announcement of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union, Watson Institute senior fellow Timothy Edgar commented on how the Brexit could impact the cyber security space and pending policies.
Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science and public affairs, writes an op-ed about the major forces that have pushed Donald Trump into becoming the presumptive presidential Republican nominee.
Steven Kinzer, discusses in an op-ed how Britain’s decision to quit the European Union is in a part an expression of self-defeating insularity, but it also a stern rebuke to arrogant elites who failed to listen to ordinary citizens. He goes on to say that Europeans are angered by the way the EU’s European Commission, run by unelected bureaucrats, makes decisions, and sees a chance for the EU to change course.
Assistant professor of sociology and public affairs, Jayanti Owens, discusses her new study that suggests early behavioral problems negatively impact high school and college completion rates for boys more than girls.