Caleb Mills

Caleb Mills is a writer, journalist, and analyst from the American Midwest.

Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong on Iran

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While it’s true that Iran presides over well-documented human rights abuses, these abuses are often exaggerated to the point of creating a tyrannical mythos that’s completely detached from reality.

Time for Italy’s Populists to Face Reality

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Italy’s ruling coalition is struggling to transform electoral fantasy into a reality.

When Ping-Pong Saved the World

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History teaches us that sometimes it’s the human element that deescalates seemingly intractable international disputes.

Scott Walker to Face the Music in US Midterms?

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Scott Walker is one of the many old guard Republicans facing a credible challenge in November, and it could be the oft-ignored issue of education that ends up unseating him.

Conservatives Never Wanted Brexit

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Brexit was never the Conservative Party’s idea. In fact, it was always one of its’ worst nightmares.

The Commendable Courage of Steve Bullock

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The governor’s stance on gun rights may pay off in the long run.

The Dangerous Simplicity of Brett Kavanaugh

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Make no mistake: Brett Kavanaugh is not Neil Gorsuch 2.0. On key constitutional matters, the two couldn’t be any more different.

Yes, Yemen is Our Fault

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It’s time for the United States to stop being part of the problem in Yemen’s disastrous civil war, and start being part of the solution.

Water Shortages: China’s Unrecognized Threat

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China faces a water crisis that won’t be solved until pricing aligns with the reality of this increasingly scarce resource.

Lessons from Gambia’s Political Transition

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Just one year removed from a constitutional crisis, Gambia is struggling to move beyond the human rights abuses of the Jammeh era.

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