This week has been marked by a number of major events around the globe. In the Philippines, the government accused a Chinese coast guard of using a laser light to temporarily blind its own crew in the South China Sea. In Madrid, Spain, hundreds of thousands of people protested the lack of resources and personnel of their public health system. In one of the most memorable Super Bowls of all time, the Kansas City Chiefs narrowly beat the Philadelphia Eagles for its third NFL title. Finally, in Cambodia, the Hun Sen administration ordered the revocation of Voice of Democracy radio’s license, a move that academics and activists criticized. Together, these events demonstrate the complexity and unpredictability of the modern world.