Cathy Lutz provided commentary in this article on the state of the war in Afghanistan: "This chapter in Afghanistan will not be over even after the last Afghan who remembers a family member who died in the war is dead, or until the last US veteran with a war wound takes her last disability payment somewhere in early 2100."
Emily Oster offered commentary on a new CDC analysis, which found that pediatric cases of COVID-19 rose more sharply in places without school mask requirements. "For the people that don’t support mask mandates in schools, they won’t be convinced by this," Oster said. "There is such polarization."
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.