The United States is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia with an agreement to establish four bases in the Philippines, as part of an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Professor Thomas Pepinsky says the deal is a major development in U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.Read More
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New York Representative George Santos has told GOP colleagues that he is temporarily stepping back from his congressional committee assignments. Steve Israel, professor of government and policy at Cornell University and a former congressman, can speak to the ramifications for Santos’ constituents.Read More
First elected at just 23, retired Assemblyman Richard Gottfried ’68 holds the record for longest-serving New York State legislator.Read More
Scholar Paul Lushenko says this attack, which Iran blames on Israel, suggests that the ongoing proliferation of drones has resulted in distinct patterns of strikes.Read More
The fourth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program’s launch in 2019, includes scholars investigating quantum phases of two-dimensional materials, mechanisms of social mobility, housing politics of metro areas, and gaps between neuro cognition and artificial intelligence, among oth...Read More
In WWII, two-thirds of the 60,000 Italian civilian victims of Allied bombing were killed when Italy was no longer an enemy. Matt Evangelista explores this seeming paradox in a new book.Read More
Meta will be reinstating former president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks; Cornell government scholars weigh in on extremism and governing online content moderation.Read More
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