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UN Launches Drones Investigation Into Legality Of US Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations opened a major new investigation on Thursday into the United States' use of drones and targeted assassinations. Th...

Dimon: 'I Don't Mind Paying 39.6 Percent In Taxes'

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Oct 10 (Reuters) - The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Jamie Dimon, waded into the U.S. fiscal debate on Wednesday when he said he was willing...

The Real Reason America's Schools Stink

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Over the next few weeks, millions of American schoolchildren will return to the classroom from summer vacation, and not a moment too soon. Compared to...

Syria: Getting Worse in Tolerating the Intolerable?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The longer the carnage continues in Syria, the harder it will be for the families of at least 17,000 dead to seek a negotiated settlement rather than revenge.

Time to Put Finance Back in Its Cage

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

It's not that economies are too slow to appease markets. It's that the markets have too much power to destroy economies. Let's not forget -- this entire crisis was caused because markets mispriced risk.

NATO's Warrior Scholars: The Critical Backbone of Our Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

When I was an Army ROTC cadet at Georgetown University, we were taught the importance of being "warrior scholars." This Memorial Day it seems fitting to consider the raw brainpower that complements our civilian leadership at NATO.

Gambling on National Security

John H. Jackson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education
John H. Jackson

In confronting any other national security threat, the U.S. wouldn't trust unreliable and unproven solutions. Why, then, do some in the education sector insist we gamble on the privatization of our public schools?

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

For Egyptians, Tunisians, and anyone who has ever experienced life under a dictatorship, the sight of people lining up to vote is cause for jubilation and the most reassuring sign that the revolution is working.

Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Blasts Group His Wife Worked For

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general and tea party favorite for the Republican nomination for Senate, has been focusing some of his harshest c...

McChrystal: U.S. Started Afghanistan War With 'Frighteningly Simplistic' View Of Country

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. began the war in Afghanistan with a "frighteningly simplistic" view of the country, and even 10 years later lacks knowledge tha...

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.

LA to Dublin and Beyond

Brian Center | Posted 08.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

The Summit Against Violent Extremism was a gathering of survivors of violence, former extremists and gang members, policy wonks and others interested in finding new ways to stop violence and give hope to youth.

Startup Visa Movement Gains Ground

Fred Wilson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

We must stop telling foreign entrepreneurs to build their companies in other countries.

No, Prime Minister

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

It was Pakistan's moment of "Hope and Change." There were high expectations for the new regime.

Honoring Our Mothers by Changing the Dialogue

Carol Peasley | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

By stating simple facts and stepping away from the emotional rhetoric of the past 25 years, the Council on Foreign Relations has paved the way to improved lives for women, mothers and children globally.

Why Is Global Competition Good for Detroit Yet Bad for Nantucket?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

Why do so many CEOs want to escape to a place so different from where they work? There is a certain irony, perhaps even hypocrisy, in these disparities.

Global Capitalism Is Destroying the Middle Class, Say the Global Capitalists

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Some of the most trusted institutions in the world are finally awakening to the dangers of unrestrained global capitalism.

My Conversation With Richard Haass

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tavis Smiley

2011-03-24-smileyhaasspull.gif The debate over U.S. military action in Libya continues tonight with my conversation with Council on Foreign Policy President, Richard Haass.

Mexico Drug War a Lost Cause as Presently Fought

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Goodman

There's a powerful new piece of evidence that the war on drugs on the Mexican-American border is a lost cause.

The Revolt of the Powerless Is Spreading

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

People across the globe are calling for decades of corruption, censorship, brutality, dictatorship, and suppression of freedoms to give way to a new time.

Jerusalem Palestinians Would Prefer To Remain In Israel: Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A poll suggests that a plurality of Jerusalem Palestinians would rather remain in Israel even after a peace deal and the creation of...

The Council On Foreign Relations Religion And Foreign Policy Series: Electoral And Religious Conflict In Africa

Erik Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Erik Owens

As we watch the events unfold in Africa over the next eight weeks, keep a careful eye on the shifting national and religious identities -- and the rhetoric that masks and reveals them.

How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With -- or Without -- China

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists gathered in Cancun to kick off the UN Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

How to Read WikiLeaks

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The latest leak of some 250,000 documents by WikiLeaks does not appear to constitute a national security crisis, although it will cause more than a little near-term awkwardness for the United States and its partners.