Does Color Blindness Perpetuate Racism?

When you think about the world’s most intractable problems, racial inequality is among the most challenging. Societies have grappled not just with how to treat community members equitably in public spaces, but how to judge…
With Jamelle Bouie, Coleman Hughes
August 11, 2023

Should NATO Admit Ukraine?

Currently, NATO has 31 member countries and there are four countries that have declared their desire to join the alliance, which includes Ukraine. Over the years, Ukraine has sought to move away from Russia's sphere…
With Garry Kasparov, Charles Kupchan
August 04, 2023

Should Certain Books Ever Be Banned in School?

In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis passed a state education reform package meant to restrict certain books and how gender, sexuality, and race are taught in public schools. In Texas, school administrators restricted access to more…
With Yascha Mounk, Chris Rufo
May 19, 2023

Henry Kissinger at 99: A Conversation on Leadership

For more than six decades, Henry Kissinger has been a force in international affairs. Arguably among the most recognizable of U.S. diplomats, he served as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to Presidents Richard…
With Henry Kissinger, John Micklethwait
July 22, 2022

Agree to Disagree: Ukraine

As escalation ratchets higher between Russia and the west over Ukraine, Open to Debate examines a core question: Is a confrontation with Russia worth it? And what effects have sanctions really wrought? Kurt Volker, a…
With Emma Ashford, Kurt Volker
March 11, 2022

Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?

Zionism — the belief that the Jewish people have a right to statehood in Israel — has been debated for decades. But recently, the Trump administration has publicly championed the Zionist cause and defended the…
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