To kill a terrorist

A forth­coming paper from North­eastern University’s Max Abrahms and the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan’s Philip Potter reports that lead­er­ship decap­i­ta­tion may increase civilian casu­al­ties. Mil­i­tant groups in the Afghanistan-​​​​Pakistan region, Abrahms […]

A change in the seasons

For many sports fans, this week brings the long-​​​​awaited change in the sea­sons. The National Foot­ball League — the most pop­ular of our sports pas­times — returns with a full […]

Can social media help contain Ebola?

Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s first Ebola patient, col­lapsed at the inter­na­tional air­port in Lagos on July 20. This Wednesday, more than six weeks later, the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) said that […]