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Participants at the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security, Moscow, April 27, 2017 (Iliya Pitalev for Sputnik via AP).
Participants at the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security, Moscow, April 27, 2017 (Iliya Pitalev for Sputnik via AP).

The past nine years spent editing World Politics Review have put me in a privileged position to observe not only global affairs, but also media coverage of global affairs. In that time, a number of trends and evolutions in online media have dramatically changed the way we collectively are informed about the world, at times for better, but often for worse. Never has there been so much global news available to the average reader. But the way news is now delivered means that quantity has not necessarily translated into quality. Although this column normally focuses on the actual issues WPR […]

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