This piece cites Stephanie Savell and a map developed at Brown's Costs of War project that shows the scope of U.S. counterterrorism operations between 2018 and 2020, finding that it stretched into 85 countries.
"You have to think about how it's playing out across distribution - who has recovered, who may actually be doing better than before, and who is still suffering," said John Friedman on the post-pandemic economy.
Jeff Colgan co-authored this piece on climate policy requiring action from countries across the globe, recommending they take bold steps toward decarbonization without seriously damaging domestic industries and generating tremendous political resistance.
This article mentions the Costs of War report at Watson, which puts the human toll of 9/11 casualties at 890,000 - including armed forces on all sides of the conflicts, contractors, civilians, journalists and humanitarian workers.
This article cites the Costs of War report, stating: "Tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict and some $2.3 trillion has been spent, according to the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University."
Wendy Schiller provided commentary in this article stating, "This president has clearly decided that his mission, his set of goals is very much focused on improving conditions in the United States of America and essentially avoiding loss of life."
In this podcast interview, Emily Oster discusses the backlash to her advocacy of re-opening schools during the pandemic, what damage a year out of the classroom means for pupils, and her top piece of parenting advice.
Tyler Jost provided commentary in this article stating, "I think that for the Party, demonstrating excellence at the [Olympics] showcases how far China has come as a nation, and the kind of achievements that it has made. From that perspective, it is a kind of signal of its improved international status."
Wendy Schiller is cited in this article stating, "Whatever the polls say, whatever the voting base is, who is actually fueling the Republicans in terms of campaign contributions? You’re seeing a distinct split."
Emily Oster wrote an opinion piece focused on science-backed parenting choices, adapted in part from her book “The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years.”
This story on changes to the Common Application references research by Jayanti Owens, who found in a study that different treatment from teachers accounts for roughly half of the Black / white racial gap in-school suspensions and expulsions.
Stephen Kinzer provided commentary in this article stating, "If there ever is the need for the U.S. to develop a bioweapon, it would certainly be made in Fort Detrick. That's the only place where it could be made. That's where all the scientists are; that's where all the toxins are."
A new civic education project for California high schoolers draws on the research of Jonathan Collins, who designs studies that show the value of incorporating elements of deliberation into school district and school-level decision-making.