scientist and author, Connecticut
Peter Turchin is Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Connecticut and Vice-President of the Evolution Institute. He wrote War and Peace and War: the Rise and Fall of Empires.
Politics and government
Russia’s sacred land
To understand Crimea, we need an evolutionary theory of national honour. It’s irrational and deadly – but it works
Return of the oppressed
From the Roman Empire to our own Gilded Age, inequality moves in cycles. The future looks like a rough ride