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The WorldPost Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Arianna Huffington

A year after the launch of The WorldPost, the hunger for an expanded global conversation is stronger than ever. Wherever we are in the world, we're living in a golden age of engagement for news consumers. And as the media landscape has evolved, The WorldPost has evolved along with it, while staying true to our DNA of combining the best of traditional journalism with the best of an open media and new technologies.

China's Challenge: Only Free Expression Can Make a One-Party System Work

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders ought to recognize that the key to making a one-party political system function effectively in the information age is robust feedback from the public. Limiting open expression will weaken, not strengthen, the Communist Party's authority.

Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen And Joe Stiglitz Reject Embrace By Anti-Europe Populists

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

480504621 In the run up to the European parliamentary elections next month, anti-Europe populists, such as Marine Le Pen's National Front in France, have been fanning the nationalist flames by telling voters that two leading left-of center Nobel laureates in economics -- Amartya Sen and Joe Stiglitz -- oppose a more united Europe.

ONE ON ONE: Adrian Grenier On Environmentalism

The WorldPost | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

As an actor, Adrian Grenier’s most famous characterization is that of Vinnie Chase in the hit show ‘Entourage,’ a young actor “living the life...

Doubting Democracy?

TheWorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

When the Economist –- one of the most authoritative voices in the global media -- begins to doubt democracy, it is time to get serious about fixing...

Mario Monti: 'France Should Play A More Decisive Role'

The WorldPost | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy from 2011 to 2013 during the height of the euro crisis, is chairman of the Berggruen Institute's Council on the F...

Enrico Letta: Populism + Social Media = Trouble for Europe

Posted 12.01.2014 | World

Enrico Letta was the Italian prime minister from April 2013 until mid-February, when he was ousted by Matteo Renzi as leader of the Democratic Party a...

Europe Needs A Road Map -- Or It Will Go Backwards

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

The paradox of this historical moment is that we see across the world -- in Ukraine, Egypt, Thailand, Turkey -- that elections in and of themselves are not the standard of legitimacy. Only strong institutions can sustain democracy. But institutions alone without democratic legitimacy conferred upon them, as we see in the European Union, are also not sustainable.

WATCH: BIG - 'Project Europe' Live Stream From Madrid

Posted 02.27.2014 | World

The Berggruen Institute on Governance (BIG) is hosting the international conference Project Europe, which will bring together a range of European lead...

Nicolas Berggruen

How The World's Most Powerful Leader Thinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

"We all need to work together to avoid the Thucydides trap -- destructive tensions between an emerging power and established powers, or between established powers themselves."

Nicolas Berggruen

How The World's Most Powerful Leader Thinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

DAVOS - As the power elite gathers in Davos for their annual confab on the state of the world, China looms larger than ever. Within a decade it is lik...