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EU plans to set up a new court to prosecute Russia's war on Ukraine - but there's a mixed record on holding leaders like Putin accountable for waging wars

December 2, 2022

By Victor Peskin  Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) — A senior European Union official announced on Nov. 30, 2022, that the EU will work with the United Nations in the hopes of setting up a special court that would investigate and prosecute ...

Healthy democracy requires trust - these 3 things could start to restore voters' declining faith in U.S. elections

December 2, 2022

Sara Bush, Yale University and Lauren Prather, University of California, San Diego (THE CONVERSATION) The 2022 U.S. midterm elections ran relatively smoothly and faced few consequential accusations of fraud or mismanagement. Yet many Americans don’t ...

Protests in China are not rare - but the current unrest is significant

December 2, 2022

Teresa Wright, California State University (THE CONVERSATION) — Street protests across China have evoked memories of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations that were brutally quashed in 1989. Indeed, foreign media have suggested the current unrest sweeping ...

Secure, affordable, reliable energy: It's what American families need

December 2, 2022

Jason Hayes, Mackinac Center for Public Policy America’s choice to remain dependent on unreliable foreign energy is costing us. This is true at the pump, where gas prices are hovering around 60% higher than when President Biden took office. It’s ...

Oath Keepers convictions shed light on the limits of free speech - and the threat posed by militias

December 2, 2022

By Amy Cooter  Middlebury Institute of International Studies (THE CONVERSATION) The verdicts in a high-profile, monthslong trial of Oath Keepers militia members were, as one defense lawyer acknowledged, “a mixed bag.” Leader Stewart Rhodes ...

How teams can achieve authenticity in their workplaces

December 2, 2022

Karen Natzel, BridgeTower Media Newswires Authenticity has the potential to be a powerful force in the work world. At its essence is an integrity that invites trustworthiness – a requisite for any healthy culture. Showing up authentically in the workplace ...