Many experts have always claimed that China has the largest army in the world. But while in China, there is only one solider to protect every 585 citizens, in the United States, there is one solider for every 198 citizens.
I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards in this, a particularly special year -- the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication as a gift to the people of America from France.
The availability of high-quality postsecondary education is significant beyond the personal benefit of a college degree: the problem-solving capacity of a modern college or university and its graduates is enormous.
It will take generational extinction and a profound national transformation before Germany can debate military action as freely as the United States or Great Britain without the epic burden of its history.
Hillary Clinton defended the State Department budget in Congress this week by pointing out that diplomatic interventions can prevent expensive wars. Now she can demonstrate her argument by example in Libya.
American foreign policy should embrace an innovative diplomacy that lets go of the need to control and welcomes the opportunity to explore in creative new ways the shifting sands of international relations.
Ronald E. Neumann, former ambassador to Afghanistan, delivered a refreshing allocution on Wednesday denouncing the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy and underlining the perils it has wrought.
Health diplomacy must be institutionalized as a critical component of U.S. foreign policy. Global health is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It is the moral responsibility and strategic concern of every freedom-loving citizen of the world.
America's foreign policy must shift rapidly and sincerely towards a posture of being ready to help others help themselves in whichever direction points towards better governance, even if not Western democracy.