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Henry Farrell

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Past articles by Henry:

America and Europe are targeting Russia’s oil profits

The oil price cap makes it harder for Russia to use oil money to buy weapons and pay soldiers. → Read More

Yale, Berkeley and Harvard Law Schools have quit U.S. News rankings

Law school deans have compared the rankings to a roach infestation, and wished that al Qaeda would target U.S. News → Read More

Musk is wrecking speech moderation on Twitter. There’s an alternative.

Twitter alternative Mastodon moderates speech not through banning, but shunningacross a broader ‘Fediverse’ of services. → Read More

Republicans may not weaponize the intelligence oversight committee

An expert suggests they may be more bipartisan than you’d expect. → Read More

The US relationship with OPEC and Saudi Arabia is getting complicated

This book tells you what you need to know about Saudi Arabia, OPEC, and global oil politics. → Read More

How does the U.S. block China from getting microchips made abroad?

There is a long history behind the global control America has over semiconductors. → Read More

Spirals of Delusion

When it comes to AI, democratic countries have to contend with authoritarian states caught in the throes of an artificial intelligence-fueled spiral of delusion. → Read More

Boris Johnson says the ‘herd’ pushed him out. What does he mean?

When the herd "moves," it is sometimes because everyone in it wants to move. → Read More

Boris Johnson wants to destroy the Northern Ireland protocol

The "Northern Ireland Protocol" was supposed to solve Brexit's border issue. → Read More

Putin’s fight with Ukraine reflects his deep distrust of the West. There’s a long history behind that.

A new book explains the history of NATO expansion, which Putin wants to end. → Read More

The dollar provides the U.S. with enormous power. Will new payment technologies change that?

Europe and China will both find it hard to escape the dollar. → Read More

Media depicts activists as one issue ideologues. The good ones are anything but.

This book explains when activism works. → Read More

‘Grassroots’ bot campaigns are coming. Governments don’t have a plan to stop them.

Artificial intelligence software can easily pass for public comments. → Read More

Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the ban on Trump, but it didn’t like how Facebook banned him

The Oversight Board wants Facebook to revisit its decision in six months and create more consistent rules. → Read More

The New Age of Protectionism

Wealthy democratic governments have pushed liberal market principles aside in the face of vaccine shortages. → Read More

Biden is freezing Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Germany. There’s a long history behind America’s military bases abroad.

Military bases used to be synonymous with military occupation. → Read More

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute organized a seminar on the 2020 election

These scholars looked at the 2020 elections — and what happens next. → Read More

Want to know why the networks finally called it for Biden? Here’s the likely reason.

Game theory explains why the news networks held off calling the election for so long, and then all called it at once. → Read More

There’s a long history behind Stacey Abrams

For two centuries, Black women have fought for voting equality in America → Read More

Trump’s baseless claims damage American democracy

Democracy only works when losers recognize that they lost. → Read More