Norman Ricklefs

Norman Ricklefs worked with the U.S. government in Iraq between 2005 and 2010. During that time he served as the advisor to the secretary general of the Ministry of Defense and as the senior advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior. He is the president of the Dubai-based Iraq Advisory Group, which advises and supports foreign companies operating in Iraq.

  • What Happened to Iraq?

    Terrorists that the U.S. subdued, but never defeated, have reemerged and now threaten to restart Iraq's sectarian civil war.

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

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The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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