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Raul P. Quintana

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How I Was Outsmarted by Walter White

Warning: The following article contains several large spoilers.

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The Diplomatic Option

The transport of these weapons will have to occur amid a protracted civil war defined by humanitarian disaster and the previous use of chemical weapons. It will require significant resources to ensure that those weapons are secure. At worst, inadequate protection could lead to the capture and further use of those weapons.

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A President's Legacy

At the moment, it remains unclear whether the president will be able to maintain the semblance of a light footprint and of multilateral engagement.

Columns

Searching for War on Youtube

Viral content is an endless list of funny gifs and cat videos, strange images and witty lists, but sometimes it can be much more significant.

Columns

Weapons of Peace?

Surveillance, after all, is the drone’s biggest asset. Drones can continuously monitor an area for nearly two consecutive days. Unlike soldiers, they do not get distracted and they do not get bored.

Columns

Insanity and the International System

North Korea may be a relic of 20th-century totalitarianism, but it is a relic that has learned to manipulate 21st-century technologies.

Columns

How This Ends

While not yet forgotten entirely, the lessons of Iraq remain unheard.

Columns

Sections and Stress

Our culture has received a lot of needed attention recently, from inadequate mental health services to the inherent competition created by over 6,000 of the most ambitious and gifted students in the country. But the academic environment has failed to enter these discussions.

Columns

The New Normal

Yet, no one has discussed drone strikes in relation to another critical development of U.S. national security policy, the eroding distinction between war and peace, a topic recently highlighted in the Washington Post’s series on the Permanent War.

Op-Eds

Should The United States Use Drones for Military Operations?

Like any new invention, our understanding of how to best use drones is still evolving, and a critical public eye is key to ensure the proper development of drone doctrines.

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Dangerous Satire

Free speech exists to defend a minority position. It does not exist to discriminate arbitrarily against a group.

Op-Eds

The Democratic Spine

In terms of communication, the Democrats have demonstrated a stunning and stupefying inability to defend themselves against an efficient, ruthless, and effective Republican machine.

Editorials

The Death of Data

The proliferation of think tanks, policy organizations, and other quantitative-heavy institutions has given rise to a torrent of new research beholden to a specific ideology.

HGSE

At Ed. School, Wood Touts Room to Read

Arguing that increased literacy leads to higher GDPs and life expectancy rates, John J. Wood praised the work of his award-winning non-profit Room to Read, which builds schools and libraries in the developing world, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education yesterday.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School