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Trump's election portends dramatic changes in American foreign policy

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Lee H. Hamilton

Donald J. Trump will assume the presidency at a time when the United States faces complex foreign policy challenges with enormous stakes. The statemen...

The Assurance and Deterrence Conversation in the 21st Century

Rebecca Hersman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Rebecca Hersman

Today's nuclear landscape - from Russia, to North Korea, to India, Pakistan and China - is more complex and more dangerous than any time since the end...

Compassion, Technology and World Peace

Andre Averbug | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Andre Averbug

Technology brings people together in many ways - from the invention of the telephone and air transportation to today's social media. However, it also ...

Why Does Israel Refuse to Recognize the Armenian Genocide?

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
Michael A. Moodian

April 24 marked 101 years since the start of the Armenian genocide, when Ottoman Turks killed approximately 1.5 million Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, and others.

America Should Be Proud of Its Effort to Combat Malaria

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Michael A. Moodian

There is at least one initiative, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama has continued, that will endure as a bipartisan effort that helps define their legacies positively: America's role in drastically reducing malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

Donald Trump Ready To Take Donald Trump's Excellent Advice On Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump, already a real estate legend, reality TV star and front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, suggested ...

What 'Star Wars' Can Tell Us About Political Risk

Global Risk Insights | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Global Risk Insights

The human race has never known any limits to the imagination. From energy exploration on the moon to the space act signed last November by the Obama administration, space and science fiction mixes seamlessly into the possibilities of innovation and future opportunities. What lessons does this genre hold for analysts and researchers of international affairs, economics and political risk?

Good News (or World in Perspective)

Andre Averbug | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Andre Averbug

Battle between Mongol and Chinese armies, 1211, from Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid al-Din (Bahatur). Let's turn off the TV for a second and get some per...

ISIS Counter-strategy Requires a Strong Digital Offensive

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
Bhaskar Chakravorti

After Paris, talk of countering ISIS is focusing on air vs ground vs rooting out "the enemy within" campaigns. We must not forget the digital arm of t...

Overcoming the Refugee Obstacle Course

Michael W. Doyle | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Michael W. Doyle

The obligation to provide protection for refugees is general and global: by all countries, for all refugees. Yet their movement across borders today is a perilous tangle of regulations that leave refugees and migrants unprotected, governments frustrated and their citizens outraged.

Huckabee's Ahistorical Israel Policy May Face Criticism -- From Reagan

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
Dallin Van Leuven

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's August campaign trip to Israel challenged longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Stitching Korea Back Together

Jodie Evans | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Jodie Evans

Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one.

Tighten the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Action Plan

Thomas F. McInerney | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Thomas F. McInerney

There are compelling reasons for updating and tightening the Action Plan, most notably the need to halt nuclear weapons modernization, adopt metrics to gauge progress, and improve cooperation between parties.  

An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home
Jonathan Granoff

Initiating and committing the full weight of the United States executive behind such a process would not only constitute the crowning foreign policy jewel in your legacy crown, but it just might also save ourselves from ourselves, too.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

The Top 6 Qualities to Unleash a Great Leader in You

Umesh Mukhi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home
Umesh Mukhi

In my career of international youth affairs, I have met many leaders and change makers who have accomplished something commendable in their lives and ...

Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Home
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Is It Gluttony or Starvation That Is Killing 'Marriage' in the United States?

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home
Laura Wellington

With most marriages lasting a tad over twelve years presently (harboring four years of "separation" within and numerous concerted attempts at marriage counseling, marriage boot camp, marriage retreats, and reconciliation be damned), it is no wonder that marriage in the United States is on the decline

From Chaos, a New Security Order

Rhianna Tyson Kreger | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home
Rhianna Tyson Kreger

The ability to predict outcomes decreases as a system's complexity increases. If we have a gas in a container and remove 10 percent of its molecules, it is likely that we will observe little change: it will still remain gas in a container.

The Post-American Multiplex World

Amitav Acharya | Posted 09.13.2014 | Home
Amitav Acharya

While elements of the old liberal order will survive, they will have to accommodate new actors and approaches that do not play to America's commands and preferences. The multiplex cinema is an apt analogy for today's post-American world. Several movies are running in different theaters within a single complex. Hollywood style includes thrillers and Westerns with violence, crime, ruggedness and heroism as prominent themes. Bollywood fare offers passion, tragedy, song and dance. Kung fu films produced in Hong Kong and Taiwan play next to patriotic and propaganda films from communist China. No single director or producer would monopolize the audience's attention or loyalty for long. The audience has a choice of shows.

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

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

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. The U.S. statement does not advance that outcome.

American Leadership in a World in Flux

Bruce Jones | Posted 05.10.2014 | Home
Bruce Jones

In every region, and at home, critics decry the lack of American leadership, and American withdrawal from the world stage. The narrative of American decline and withdrawal is becoming the conventional wisdom. But is it right?

Inside North Korea: Lessons for Diplomacy

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home
Paul Heroux

Considering the culture and political atmosphere of North Korea, we need to ask: How could we even start to break the impasse with North Korea? There are several ideas.

Full of Sound and Fury: Unmasking Hassan Rouhani's True Intentions

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Jared Feldschreiber

For all the hope expressed that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may be a "moderate leader" and the antidote to his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, many remain leery as to the true intentions of the Islamic republic's leader.

John Celock

Foreign Lawmakers Say Congress Should 'Get Their House In Order'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Women from four foreign governing bodies said Monday that they think Congress should come together to prevent a government shutdown, whi...