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Balance of Power

Denver TV Station Shows Commitment to Politics Coverage

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In the nine long months after political reporter Eli Stokols left Fox 31 Denver, it looked like the local TV station's surprising reputation as a go-t...

These Technologies Will Shift The Global Balance Of Power In The Next 20 Years

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the ...

Local TV Station Hits Home Run With Political Interview Show

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

"I don't know if it's Donald Trump. I don't know what it is, but I'm getting the sense that politics is beginning to have a bit of a renaissance on TV," says Rittiman. "Maybe because the presidential race is turning into a quasi-TV reality show. I don't know."

Iran's Geopoliticial, Strategic and Ideological Role in Iraq

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran can replace American efforts in the region with informed and constructive policies that define Tehran as a benevolent regional power. The Islamic Republic can also take the path of investing in some religious and political groups while excluding others.

Iran: Syria and Iraq the Red Lines

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Currently, the US and Western allies' major campaign in the Middle East is fighting the Islamic State while ignoring to address Iran's military engagements in other countries, ignoring Tehran's determination for regional supremacy seriously.

If Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei Dies, What Next?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

There have been rumors about Khamenei's health conditions for several years. Nevertheless, in the last few weeks, more and more images of Iran's Supreme Leader are emerging, reflecting his fragile and weak physical condition.

One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: A Supreme Autocrat Not a Shia Messiah

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A recent tactical shift in Ayatollah Khamenei's policies indicate that he has increasingly become less powerful or "Supreme" as the mainstream media reveals or as his title indicates.

The Supreme Leader, Khamenei's Euphoria About Drones

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's claim to have replicated the U.S. drone comes at a time when drone policy and the usage of drones by the Obama administration have become a crucially debated topic in Washington.

Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real fight is going to happen when a conservative either dies in office or steps down. Ginsburg is currently the oldest sitting member of the Supreme Court. But not far behind her are three others: Stephen Breyer (who is 75-years-old), Anthony Kennedy (77), and Antonin Scalia (78).

Goodbye, and Good Riddance, to Superpowers in the Middle East

Wadah Khanfar | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Wadah Khanfar

The events of the past decades have been a reflection of the interests of the superpowers and the balance of global politics. The past few years have proven that the Middle East's dependence on international powers is no longer fruitful.

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

Gettysburg and Gridlock

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What I will be remembering -- and which I sincerely urge that today's politicians and media personalities read up on -- is the fact that the Civil War was actually postponed for decades by the most fierce ideological divide in our history.

9 Things to Know About Hassan Rouhani's Victory in Iran

Milad Jokar | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

Only a few hours following Rouhani's victory, too many governments directly tackled the nuclear issue within the few lines of their communiqués. The Iranians just got out of an election, Rouhani won: congratulations!

Ariel Edwards-Levy

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Republicans And Democrats Through History | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The 2012 campaign will reach its crescendo over the next two weeks, but Republicans and Democrats fighting for power is nothing new. For some context,...

If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

Eric Black | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

This little screed is the introductory installment in an ongoing series that will bravely seek to explore the connection between the news and the olds, between what's bothering us now and the system in which the botherances are, at least in many cases, rooted.

The Newly Dangerous Iran: A Gift From the W. Bush Administration

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Christopher Reeve

The W. Bush Administration's shortsighted, preemptive war that toppled Saddam Hussein effectively neutralized the major force that counterbalanced Iran's grandiose ambitions since its 1979 revolution.

Abandoning Pakistan: Can China Fill the Vacuum?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

With the killing of bin Laden and the uncertainty of Pakistan's role, some U.S. lawmakers questioned the wisdom of continuing the multi-billion dollar aid program to Pakistan. What would happen if we left Pakistan to China?

What the Founding Fathers Intended

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

I'm no socialist, but sometimes when I look at the history of the United States, I'm left to conclude that Marx was on to something. You see, when our...

Jet v. Donkey Bomb

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Will the Supreme Court Kill the Obama Health Care Reform Plan?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Is the right wing going for the jugular, setting up a Supreme Court slap-down of Obama and his crowning achievement? 13 state attorneys general have proceeded to sue to stop the bill.

It's the Balance of Power, Stupid!

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The U.S.' clout may be slipping in the global arena. And yet no one wants to admit it. A failure to do so led to the end of the British Empire, and could mean the same for the U.S.

A Time for Transpartisanship

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Dinan

Some jubilation is justified but we need to be careful not to neglect a still deeper need for our country -- to heal our fractious political process and move beyond partisan bickering

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

Moderate Republicans Unhappy With Party's New Principles

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

The Republican Party is a ghost of its original self. It's no wonder reasonable, tolerant, progressive Republicans are jumping ship, while new recruits to the Party are diminishing.