It’s almost 2020! You did see the last full moon of the decade, right?
… yeah, we didn’t either.
But what’s more fun than taking a look back at the year we’re just about to leave behind.
2019 was a year of growth for Inkstick. We launched our second season of Things That Go Boom. We created Critical State with The World. We grew our team! And, to be serious for a minute, you’ve been right there with us supporting our every move. Thank you a million times over.
We can’t wait to count down the new year tonight. But, before we do, here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories we published in 2019:
Stephen Miles argues that John Bolton is responsible for lighting fires all over the world.
Spain is generally considered a healthy democracy, but Raphael Tsavkko Garcia points out that troubling trends lie beneath the surface.
8: Military Sexual Assault is a National Security Issue
Rob Levinson argues that as women are fully integrated into all combat units in the military, it is vital to both our women and our men in uniform that we do everything we can to fix the issue of military sexual assault.
7: The Painful Costs of Denying the Armenian Genocide
Mariam Iskajyan recounts her own family’s painful history and argues that universal values mean little if we fail to remember and learn from our past.
6: The National Security Community Has a Mental Health Problem
Jamie Withorne says that destigmatization is a process that won’t happen overnight. It’s time to start talking.
5: Imagine This: Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and Nuclear Use
Cameron Trainer examines the use of nuclear weapons in Frank Herbert’s classic novel, “Dune.”
4: Will the Real Godzilla Please Stand Up?
Rachel Emond and Deverrick Holmes argue that the ‘King of the Monsters’ has been stripped of its nuclear past.
3: The Lobby for War With Iran
Cassandra Stimpson and Nia Harris explain how Saudi and Emirati influence is driving the US to war… again.
2: That Nuclear-Weapons Themed Beer is Getting Some Blowback
Jon Letman reports that victims say the branding is a painful reminder of the devastation they’ve endured.
1: Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock
Derek Johnson argues that humanity is as close to the edge of the cliff as it’s ever been, and says the fact that we’ve perched here for as long as we have without plunging to our deaths has more to do with luck than with leadership.