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Marco Rubio: Back to the Future

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Time will tell if Marco Rubio survives the 2016 Republican version of demolition derby. What's clear is that despite his cherubic, youthful demeanor, Rubio is a hard-core conservative, every bit as dangerous as his idol, George W. Bush.

American Think Tanks and Foundations Manipulate German Politics, Claims Whistleblower

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...

America's China Consensus Slowly Unravels

Hugh White | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Hugh White

The big risk is that neither side will be willing to make concessions, because each expects the other to blink first. That leads straight to escalating rivalry and an ever-higher risk of war.

Artificial Intelligence Technology Is 'Breaking Out of the Box'

Peter Mellgard | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

"The exponential improvement in the elements of computing is not about to run out of gas. We've got generations more of it to go. Geeks out there are going to take that computational power and that ocean of data and do things that astonish us."

Noncommunicable Disease - An Emerging Global Health Crisis

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

There is much the United States and its allies can do to help developing countries meet the NCD challenge at relatively modest cost. By placing the cancer crisis far higher on the global health agenda, we have it in our power to spare millions from needless suffering and death.

Put Patients Over Profits: An Open Letter To The Council On Foreign Relations

Jordan Jarvis | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Jarvis

We applaud the CFR report for drawing attention to NCDs in developing nations, but emphasize that, at this critical time, it neglected to address implications of U.S. trade pressures on the fundamental right of all people to access lifesaving medicines.

At Global Kids, Everyone is Welcome and Everyone Participates

Global Kids | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Global Kids

Fahim Farazi, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids I went to a zoned school near where I lived. They only cared abo...

Being Part of the Global Discussion

Global Kids | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Global Kids

At Global Kids, the kids didn't judge where you grew up and didn't judge where you were from. They saw a bright future ahead of them, and all of them, in their own way, felt that they could shape it.

WATCH LIVE: A Conversation With Henry Kissinger

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

Henry A. Kissinger reflects on his role in the Cold War, as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Symposium. ...

Knowing There's Nothing Wrong With Being Smart and Engaged

Global Kids | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Omar Khedr, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids I got to experience Global Kids in 10th grade through my high scho...

Kathleen Miles

ISIS Is A Threat To U.S. Interests, Top Official Says. Here's What's Being Done About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is a threat to Ame...

A Transformational Trip and a New Global View

Global Kids | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Raiyan Syed, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids Most of the students at my high school would come to school and i...

Timelines And Maps To Help You Understand The Sunni-Shiite Divide

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resol...

WATCH LIVE: Hillary Clinton On Career And World Affairs

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will reflect on her career in government and discuss her new book, Hard Choices, with CFR President R...

Afghanistan: One Woman's View

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Christina Weiss Lurie

When I was invited to go to Afghanistan a few weeks back, what came immediately to mind were scrambling images of a war-torn country that had seen many decades of war and foreign interference.

Kathleen Miles

China, Russia Are Becoming Aggressive As They Perceive U.S. Pulling Back, Robert Gates Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the U.S. pulling back fr...

Global Kids Changed My Life

Global Kids | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

They would take what we were learning and make it interactive. I was sold. I was sold on the fact that even though we were talking about complex issues, it was fun, it was interesting.

Vaccines Could Have Stopped These Outbreaks

Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Want to know how the anti-vaccine movement has affected preventable outbreaks? Check out this fascinating map illustrating vaccine-preventable outbrea...

Connecting the Dots: Inequality and Education and the Need for Community

Elaine Weiss | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Elaine Weiss

As we Race to the Top and offer states "flexibility" on NCLB, evidence continues to mount that our efforts to improve educational outcomes are focused on the wrong problem.

Energy Wars And Energy Revolutions: Michael Levi's 'The Power Surge'

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

In his new book, Michael Levi reveals the historical context behind the nation's roiling energy debates and highlights how rapid and revolutionizing changes are once again afoot.

Dan Brown's Inferno, The Council on Foreign Relations and Bird Flu

Kitty Pilgrim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Kitty Pilgrim

I see a service in bringing information about this subject to the thriller-reading public. We can learn about new discoveries and science in our thriller plots. But in this case of Dan Brown's scenario, why pin a global pandemic on a legitimate organization? Reality is scary enough.

Cooperating With China to Contain North Korea

Donald Gross | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Donald Gross

As much as some U.S. policymakers and most American experts detest diplomacy with Pyongyang, they now face a pressing issue that has upended their earlier calculations. The U.S. must rely on diplomacy once again.

Protecting Nature Is Critical to Maintain Global Security

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.

The Hubris of the Drones

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

By the standards of slaughter in Vietnam, the deaths caused by drones are hardly a bleep on the consciousness of official Washington. But we have to wonder if each innocent killed doesn't give rise to second thoughts by those judges who prematurely handed our president the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Geithner Announces Next Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Recently departed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City as a distinguished fellow, accordin...