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America Needs to Change Its Failed Iraq-Iran Policy

America Needs to Change Its Failed Iraq-Iran Policy

07.18.2014
Preaching democratic values while engaging in supporting undemocratic and repressive regimes has never enhanced American credibility, and...

This #17July, Invest in International Criminal Justice Because #JusticeMatters

07.17.2014
July 17 marks International Criminal Justice Day, when the international community reflects on its collective effort to end impunity for...

Period of Adjustment

07.16.2014
It's true: we don't have a rough-rider President à la Theodore Roosevelt. It's also true that we do have a President who does special...
BRICS: To Dismiss or Not to Dismiss?

BRICS: To Dismiss or Not to Dismiss?

07.15.2014
Will BRICS (read mainly Chinese) financing for developing world infrastructure require environmental conditions on potential projects?...

The Fatal Label: Reducing Hamas in Gaza to "Terrorists"

07.15.2014
Why was this a mistake? The reason is that it is reductive to the point of inaccuracy and has therefore prevented the Israeli security...
America's Tragic Turn in Germany and Japan

America's Tragic Turn in Germany and Japan

07.15.2014
It's taken a long time for Germany and Japan to recover from the Second World War. After enduring the indignity of military occupation,...
Japan And U.S. Navies Are Getting Along At RIMPAC

Japan And U.S. Navies Are Getting Along At RIMPAC

07.14.2014
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening, top U.S. and Japanese admirals said Monday as they met on the sidelines...
Rick Perry Wrongly Smears Rand Paul On Foreign Policy

Rick Perry Wrongly Smears Rand Paul On Foreign Policy

07.14.2014
The United States should return to its traditional foreign policy, established by the nation's founders and followed for most of the nation's...
An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?

An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?

07.14.2014
Today, the U.S. looks less like a functioning and effective empire than an imperial basket case, unable to bring its massive power to bear...

What the World Food Programme, Hillary Clinton, Women and Nutrition Have in Common

07.10.2014
I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes,...

The Devil, the Detail, and the Future of Development

07.10.2014
Corruption is a disaster for development. It wastes the resources that can build sustainable economies, guts confidence in government,...

What Jokowi's Apparent Win Means for Indonesia

07.10.2014
At age 53, the reformist Jakarta governor, Joko Widodo -- or 'Jokowi' -- is very likely to become Indonesia's next president.
Is War on Gaza Based on an Israeli Fabrication?

Is War on Gaza Based on an Israeli Fabrication?

07.10.2014
War is often created in the public space and in closed rooms. Having created a major public campaign against Hamas, albeit on false charges,...
The Disappointing U.S. Statement On Anti-Personnel Land Mines

The Disappointing U.S. Statement On Anti-Personnel Land Mines

07. 9.2014
It is past time for the United States to agree to a ban on the use of these indiscriminate weapons and to accede to the Ottawa Convention....