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Most Americans Say Israel’s Military Response Is Justified but Sympathize with Both Sides

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Overall, Americans say the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is unacceptable.

Israel supporters hold up flags as they demonstrate across 42nd Street from Palestinian supporters
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Global Politics

Changing US Attitudes on Trade

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Running Numbers by Joshua Busby

Both foreign policy leaders and the American public back “friendshoring."

Shipping containers are seen stacked on the Evergreen terminal at the Port of Los Angeles
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Reflecting on Two Years of Taliban Rule

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Running Numbers by Lama El Baz

The anniversary of the Taliban's return to power has reignited a debate about how best to support the Afghan people.

Taliban fighters patrol on the road
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Generational Attitudes in a New Nuclear Age

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Millennials and Gen Z are less confident in the effectiveness and utility of nuclear weapons than Boomers and Gen X.

Young people pose in front of an Oppenheimer movie poster
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Do Nukes Make the US Safer? Americans Are Unsure

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Running Numbers by Libby Berry

While the public believes nuclear weapons are an effective tool in deterring aggression, less than half say they make the country more secure.

the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site
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US Foreign Policy

Most Americans Are Uncomfortable with the Policy of Nuclear Sole Authority

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Running Numbers by Lama El Baz

Sixty-one percent of the US public is uneasy with only the president having the power to authorize the use of nuclear weapons.

A military aide carries the "President's emergency satchel," also known as "the football," which contains nuclear launch codes
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Japan's Public Is Ready for Change on LGBTQ Rights. Is the Government?

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Polling shows the Japanese public supports recognizing same-sex marriages, even as officials stall on legislation to advance equality.

Participants smile as they march with a banner during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride
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Inclusion and Equity

Asian Americans Are True Internationalists

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Running Numbers by Libby Berry

More so than any other racial or ethnic group, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Americans want the United States to play an active part in global affairs.

students walk past a display for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Farmington High School
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Russian Public Support for Military Action in Ukraine Holds Steady

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

While more Russians say Moscow should start negotiations than continue fighting, their aim may be to solidify gains rather than making real compromises for peace.

A man walks through Red Square on a rainy day in Moscow
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How Israeli-Palestinian Peace Continues to Elude Us 75 Years Later

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Running Numbers by Paul Fitchen

Public opinion signals the conflict is in dire need of stronger leadership and more practical policies.

An Israeli soldier guards while Palestinians raise flags during a demonstration
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