Following the firing – and rehiring – of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, the future of AI remains a controversial topic, cultivating debate on its potential benefits and harms. In this topic analysis, Kajal Parmar discusses why such debate has arisen on AI companies and key sectors impacted by the growth of AI.
Constraining Dictatorship is a masterfully executed book that weaves in empirical analysis made to explain how executive constraints on autocratic leaders emerge, and the effects of institutionalization on a regime.
Power outages in Texas have been increasing in the past few years, and this is “one thing” Texas just can’t handle. In this Article, Annika Anand discusses Texas’s “snowpocalypse” and why the issues behind it still remain.
To serve as a starting point for many IX’ers, Akshita Krishnan embarks on a “Country Roundup,” beginning with a topic analysis on China, specifically narrowing into the post Zero-Covid economy.
The violence women face in India is only getting worse by the day. In this article, Annika Anand explains the precarious situation, and unpacks the complicated history of violence against women in the country.
Jack Snyder, an American political scientist and the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, offers a bold perspective on systems based on human rights and demonstrates the stability of human rights depends on central power.
Expanding NATO to include Finland and Sweden has been on the minds of global leaders for years, and the conversation has resumed with the Russo-Ukrainian War. In this Topic Analysis, Vikram Menon defines NATO and the idea of expansion in the context of modern global conflicts.
The Syrian Civil War continues to ravage the Middle East. Although many look for ways to fix underlying issues, it looks to be increasingly difficult as the years go by. In this article, Pranav Kalakuntla adds some preliminary background to the complex conflict, with some added reading suggestions too!
Summary: The “Pink Tide” is happening for the second time, but this time different issues are being looked at. In this article, Annika Anand gives a brief introduction on the “Pink Tide” and explains what the future holds for the movement.
The debt ceiling, a primary cause of debate for partisan politics, was reached over the past week. In this topic analysis, Akshita Krishnan talks about what this means for the economy and American politics.
Following chaotic Speaker of the House elections, the future of the Republican party remains highly uncertain. In this topic analysis, Siri Ural investigates causes and consequences of divisions in the right wing.