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Putin's 3 Gurus vs. the G-8

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

What we are witnessing in Ukraine today is not so much the revival of the Cold War as the sharp edge of a clash of civilizations in the unfolding post-American era. American-led globalization since the end of the Cold War has led to the convergence of patterns of growth and the spread of technology worldwide, enabling the rise of the emerging economies such as China, Russia, India and Turkey. But far from creating a flat and homogenous world, this convergence has led to a new divergence because economic strength engenders cultural, political and even military self-assertion. As we are seeing every day from the East China Sea to Syria to Crimea, the American-led West is no longer at the helm of today's order. Indeed, no one is. Above all, globalization today means an interdependence of plural identities.

Putin's 'Holy Russia' Goes to War

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

What do you get when you combine ultra-nationalist religious and political conservatism along with homophobia and sexism? That is the toxic mix that is fueling Vladimir Putin's militaristic moves against the people of Ukraine.

UK Joins US, France In Pulling Out Of G8 Preparatory Meetings

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Britain will suspend its participation in preparations for a G8 meeting in Sochi after Russia violated Ukraine's soverei...

AIDS, Alzheimer's and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we redouble our commitment to eradicate AIDS on the occasion of World Aids Day last week, perhaps the global health community will also step up to the Alzheimer's crisis.

G8: Leading a Global Response to Alzheimer's

George Vradenburg | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

Prime Minister Cameron should be applauded for his commitment to develop a global response to address Alzheimer's disease.

Obama Summitry Encounters the Snowden Effect, Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.

The Global Moment for Alzheimer's: The G8 Leads

George Vradenburg | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
George Vradenburg

If the G8 can help build global finance and drug development and evaluation reforms a reality, we may one day reflect on how the G8 organization shaped a more prosperous and healthy 21st century.

10 Must-See Spots In Dublin

Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Emi Boscamp

I visited Dublin three months ago while I was studying abroad in Europe, and while I only spent three days there, the food, the beer, the music, and above all, the people left a lasting impression on me.

Northern Ireland Town Ready For Its G-8 Close-Up | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The smell of fresh paint hangs in the air as this small town completes an extensive makeover ahead of the meeting of...

In Management of G8, G20 Summits, Mexican Performance Was Vastly Superior to U.S.

David J. Olson | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
David J. Olson

Why was Mexico so good and the U.S. so bad at managing the processes of engaging key stakeholders?

Obama, World Leaders In Agreement On Iran Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

CAMP DAVID, Md., May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday leaders of the Group of Eight major economies are committed to cont...

Europe's Economic Woes Overshadow G8 Summit

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

By Jeff Mason and Laura MacInnis CAMP DAVID, Md., May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged at a Group of Eight summit on...

The Ethiopian Engima

Ben Rawlence | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Ben Rawlence

The G-8 Summit invitation to Meles Zenawi demonstrates that whatever the Obama administration has learned from the Arab Spring, it doesn't apply to Africa. It should. Cosseting autocratic regimes rarely ends well for anybody.

The Superhero Summit: G8 Leaders’ Chance To Change The World For Good

Richard Stearns | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Will the G8 leaders at Camp David be able to overcome their own internal disputes and the ongoing challenges of the global economy in order to partner with African governments to save the 1 billion people in the world suffering from hunger?

Health and Work in the Age of Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As life-spans routinely stretch into the 80s and 90s and as birth rates continue to drop to unprecedented lows, the importance of maintaining health as we age becomes even more crucial.

Chicago's Top Cop: Police Will Be Prepped For NATO, G-8 Protests

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

Battle lines between protesters and the police are already being drawn for the NATO and G-8 summits that Chicago will host next spring. On Thursday...

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Angela Merkel At G-8 He's Still Not Into 'The Social Network'

Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg apparently still isn't over "The Social Network." While chatting with European leaders at the G-8 summit in France Thursday, the Fa...

The G-8 and G-20: Translating Documents Into Action

Manisha Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Singh

The G-8 and newly relevant G-20 summit meetings generated a lot of documents. Documents which evaluate and discuss where we are and where we should be on a myriad of global development challenges.

World Food Day: More than One Billion People Suffering from Hunger

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ann M. Veneman

On this World Food Day more than one billion people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger, an increase of 100 million in just over a year.

Jim Chanos Warned Brown, Geithner, and Others about Coming Financial Crash in 2007

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Johnson

Chanos and Paul Singer briefed prominent policy officials about the growing financial instability. They told officials that banks that were about to sink the global economy. They called for decisive action. And they were ignored.

Obama: Congress "Tougher" Than G-8

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a summit of world leaders in Italy concluded, President Obama said dealing with Congress is more difficult than negotiating global issues with the ...

G8 Italy Summit: Friday (VIDEO)(SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We'll be following the Group of 8 Summit in L'Aquila here with news, photos and video. Feel free to check back at regular intervals for updates. ***...

CLIMATE Fail: G-8 Nations Can't Agree On Climate Change Plan | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's major industrial nations and emerging powers failed to agree Wednesday on significant cuts in heat-trapping gases by 2050, unraveling an e...

100 Activists Climb Coal Chimneys To Demand G-8 Leaders Get Tough

Yahoo! News | 1 Hr 18 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Greenpeace group said that more than 100 of militants on Wednesday climbed the chimneys of four coal power stations across Italy to demand tough a...

G-8 Summit Organizers Ready Basketball Court For Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) L'AQUILA, Italy - A summit held in a police barracks in a quake-stricken city may not provide Barack Obama with the luxury to which a U.S. presid...