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The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

Being Governed by Man-made Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The world is being consumed by unforeseen man-made events that have taken the pundits and prognosticators by complete surprise. Whether it is the outc...

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

Britain Sends A Message To You, Hillary

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Early morning, June 24th, Great Britain did what few polls, and politicians, predicted it was capable of doing: stand up for itself. "

Which Is the Greater Evil -- Terrorism or Governments' Response to It?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Co-authored by Jim Sisco Governments can maintain greater legitimacy among their populace and be more effective combating terrorism if they harness t...

The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software

Victoria Espinel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Today, I'll be at New America talking about the impact software has on the economy. Software is at the forefront of American innovation -- laying the ...

Vacationers Bunk Down in Homes Away From Home

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Imagine yourself bedding down in someone's villa on, say, the island of Bali, while your local host arranges sightseeing tours, clues you in on shoppi...

Greater Cuban Participation in LASA Despite Visa Rejections

María Isabel Alfonso | Posted 06.01.2016 | Latino Voices
María Isabel Alfonso

This year, around 250 Cuban scholars will participate in the 34th Latin American Studies Association International Congress. But, young Cuban scholars on the island are still confronted with a familiar dilemma: 50 of them didn't receive visas from the consular officials at U.S. embassy in Havana.

NPR, Yemen & The Downplaying of U.S. War Crimes

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

We in the U.S., who may otherwise be moved to care about the fate of millions in Yemen whose lives are being upended with our own government's complicity, are lulled into complacency, with our comfortable feeling about our nation's inherent goodness fully intact.

Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of man-made risk and man-stoked fires.

The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.

Duterte and 'The System'

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Things must be pretty bad if a man who endorses and participates in vigilante-style justice and summary executions led by death squads is overwhelmingly elected by the people to do so on a national level.

Russia and Israel's Middle East Dance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Russia and Israel have a long history of diplomatic and military collaboration in the Middle East, dating back to the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, when Israel's triumph over its neighbors was largely attributable to Moscow's military support.

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The American public has had enough of wars, doesn't know what to believe when politicians speak, and is more interested in taking care of things at home. This is not likely to change when the next president takes office, and Clinton and Trump know it.

Why the Philippines Should Vote for Poe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since the last of the televised debates among presidential candidates, Duterte has offered no coherent foreign policy, no policy for the domestic economy and job generation, and no form of behavior even closely resembling statesmanship.

Double Jeopardy: A Yank at the Fed Cup in Brisbane

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Sports
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I had expected to enjoy the Australian Open when I was here for the year but never thought I would catch Davis and Fed Cup action as well. In fact, I might speculate that I was the only American in either hemisphere that caught both Cup events in Oz this year.

Panama Papers: Global Immorality Must Be Tackled

Diane M. Francis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Diane M. Francis

The fact is that making fortunes in Canada, then taking them offshore to never pay taxes again, is a well-worn Canadian tradition. It's all very legal. But morality is another matter.

The Fence Between the U.S. and Mexico Is Built. Then What?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Would the construction of an 18-foot high concrete fence running the length of the border greatly disrupt the flow of illegal people, drugs, and weapons into the U.S.? Certainly. Will it be 100 percent effective? Certainly not.

Terrorists Strike Brussels, Witness Recalls Chaos (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
GVH Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEUYX_BO3PU By, Siraj Hashmi A dark cloud hangs over Brussels after the city that is home to the headquarters of the...

An American at Davis Cup in Oz 2016 Part II

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

A Davis Cup is drama -- at least for tennis. Unlike tournament matches where tennis etiquette restricts the amount of cheering or partisanship, virtually anything can be yelled or acted out between points at Davis Cup.

Both Parties Are to Blame for the Rise of Trump

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

It is not intellectually honest to attribute the political rise of Donald Trump solely to Republicans and the Republican Party. It is more complicated than that, and as the Trump story continues to unfold, something rather disturbing is being revealed about American political culture, and its voters.

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

North Korea. Your Move, China.

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

Sunday, February 8, was another day. So it meant another North Korean threat. That was the thrust (pardon the expression) of the long-anticipated launching of a "satellite" by North Korea that took place last week. Sort of.

Modi's Quest to Achieve India's Great Power Status

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Indian Prime Minister Modi invited French President Hollande to be the guest of honor at India's Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi last month. The seat is generally reserved for, and used by the office of the Prime Minister as, a signal of close and important state ties.