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Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach It

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

This piece was originally published by ergo In 2006, during my junior year in high school, I had a research assignment in my honors Spanish class whe...

The National Security Adviser

George Friedman | Posted 11.29.2016 | World
George Friedman

Flynn is not a complete mystery. His views of wars in the Middle East are clear, peculiar and provide a sense of his views on other things.

Theresa May's India visit - where the Rise of Asia met Trumpism

Kadira Pethiyagoda | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Kadira Pethiyagoda

British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to India highlights two of the most important forces shaking the world order. One is the tectonic shift in...

What's Next For The United States & Russia?

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Bianna Golodryga

It's safe to say that diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia relationship reached a new low point during the month of October. It was a mont...

An Establishment Voice: One Student's Perspective on Potential Future Defense Secretary Michele Flournoy

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.31.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

Listening to former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy speak at the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard University provided a fascinating loo...

Gideon Rachman on Books and Writing

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Taylor Dibbert

Gideon Rachman is the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times. You recently published Easternisation. Would you tell us a little bit ...

India Looking East: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar Details the View

East-West Center | Posted 09.10.2016 | World
East-West Center

NEW DELHI (Sept. 10, 2016) -- In a keynote address to the 2016 East-West Center International Media Conference here yesterday, Indian Foreign Secretar...

The U.S., Russia And A History Of Meddling

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Bianna Golodryga

The DNC email hack "could have significant foreign policy consequences," as Edward Snowden tweeted in July, especially if similar operations target U.S. political elections or those of allied nations in the future.

Fethullah Gülen: 'I Call For An International Investigation Into The Failed Putsch In Turkey'

Emre Celik | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Emre Celik

Unfortunately, in a country where independent media outlets are shut down or taken under government custody, a significant portion of Turkish citizens were made to believe -- through relentless pro-government propaganda -- that I am the actor behind the July 15 coup. However, world opinion, which is shaped by objective information, clearly sees that what is going on is a power grab by the administration under the guise of a witch-hunt.

Cheat Sheet: A Guide To Foreign Policy Abbreviations & Acronyms

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Bianna Golodryga

Making sense of current events on an international scale is a challenge, even for the brightest people. News coverage of global trade and financial ma...

UN Meeting Says: Time To Negotiate A Nuclear Ban Treaty

Susi Snyder | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Susi Snyder

The minority that kept the world thinking nuclear weapons are still needed is just that -- a minority -- and their story is falling apart.

Can outsiders help Venezuela in the midst of crisis, again?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. A decade and a half ...

Where do you see the growing edge of innovation in ministry?

Eric Elnes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

At the Presbyterian General Assembly currently meeting in Portland, Oregon, I was invited to participate (as a United Church of Christ interloper) in ...

So Let's Actually Compare Clinton and Trump on Foreign Policy

Kicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

Where do Clinton and Trump actually stand on foreign policy? Who would make a better commander-in-chief? (wuestenigel/Flickr) Hillary Clinton has mad...

Diplomacy Between Sprint and Marathon

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Today, marathon diplomacy has become more and more related to bureaucratic processes. Often, these processes are put in place to strengthen inclusivity and accountability. They also risk slowing down diplomacy to such an extent that it can harm its effectiveness.

Taiwan's New President and the "One China" Dilemma

Chi Wang | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Chi Wang

May 20 will mark the inauguration of Taiwan's new President. Tsai Ing-wen will become the first female president of the Republic of China. This histor...

Understanding Donald Trump's Disruptive Plans

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

It does not appear that Trump feels constrained by conservative principles against raising any taxes or increasing the deficit.

Trump on Foreign Policy

George Friedman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
George Friedman

Following his victories in this week's primaries, Donald Trump provided the first systematic view of his foreign policy. Given that there is a reasona...

Sturm, Drang, and the Drug War: The Decline of International Law

Katherine Pettus | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics
Katherine Pettus

There is a great deal of Sturm and Drang afflicting the leading lights of the drug policy reform community at the moment.

Mexico Adopts New Strategy: Standing Up To Trump

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

MEXICO CITY — The rise of Donald Trump and the anti-immigrant wave he is riding in his presidential primary campaign have alarmed the Mexican govern...

North Korea Just Got a Little Scarier

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.07.2017 | World
Joe Cirincione

South Korea claims that North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on the tip of a missile. They are probably right.

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.24.2017 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

The Only Alternative to Water Is Water: Blue Peace for the 21st Century

Danilo Türk | Posted 03.23.2017 | World
Danilo Türk

There is no alternative to trans-boundary water cooperation anywhere in the world. Any two countries engaged in active water cooperation are not likely to go to war over water or any other reason.

The Election No One Is Talking About

Becky Allen | Posted 03.04.2017 | World
Becky Allen

On March 20, citizens of the Republic of Congo will vote in the country's next presidential election. But, this election can hardly be called democratic in an increasingly authoritarian nation. While there are ten opposition candidates, there is little doubt that incumbent President Sassou Nguesso will assume power for a third term.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 01.24.2017 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifical...