Close Menu

In the News

Rare Earth Minerals Are a Powerful Arrow in China's Quiver

The Hill
Fletcher School professor Joel Trachtman writes this opinion piece examining China’s threat to cut off U.S. access to rare earth minerals, which is “intended to maintain parity of threats—and pain—with the U.S. in the current trade war.”

Identicide: How Demographic Shifts Can Rip a Country Apart

The Conversation
Fletcher’s Monica Duffy Toft explores the USSR’s failed efforts to maintain its perceived “true” national identity, despite a different demographic reality, noting similarities to the current polarized state of the U.S.

Algerian Army Chief Opens Path to End Bouteflika's Rule

New York Times
History professor Hugh Roberts comments on the current political situation in Algeria, where the army chief of staff has called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to “be deemed unfit to rule,” noting that the general’s statement “is probably the best way to go forward” as “[Bouteflika is] not well or legitimate.”

Can bacteriophage control cholera?

Sackler News & Events
Micro program faculty member Andy Camilli and Sackler alum Minmin Yen explore the use of bacteriophage to control cholera.