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India And The U.S. Partnering To Shape The 21st Century

Arun K. Singh | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Arun K. Singh

As U.S.-India ties continue to blossom, the true test of our defining partnership for the 21st century will be how it benefits not just our common citizens, but also the global commons.

The New Silk Road: For the Riches or the Wretches?

Shohini Kundu | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Shohini Kundu

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. -Sun Tzu When China announced its $46 billion investment to develop a "silk road" thr...

FIFA Wars

Ana Davila | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Ana Davila

In a series of peculiar events that can only be contextually placed in the reality of the 21st century, football, war, and diplomacy meet and intertwine. Today, Russia and the U.S take one more step in their very own modern adaptation of the Cold War in the curious battlefield of international soccer.

All Hail Music Diplomacy: B.B. King Departs the Global Stage

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Derek Shearer

King performed in Russia, China and Europe, and while in his 80s, he was still playing concerts in Denmark, Germany and France. He was an embodiment of American Soft Power, expressing the vitality and spirit of a diverse nation.

Book Review: Is the American Century Over?

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Academics and political junkies will probably breeze through Is the American Century Over? But the book is so well-written and accessible, general readers are likely to find it engaging and insightful as well.

Russia's Monroe Doctrine

Dina Badie | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Dina Badie

Seeing Russia's perspective is critical to resolving the problem. In the early 19th century, American concerns over European encroachment into the Western hemisphere resulted in the development of the Monroe Doctrine.

Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War

Danny Postel | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Danny Postel

The Road to Iraq is a work of tremendous intellectual diligence and moral seriousness.

The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In

Kofi Annan | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Kofi Annan

GENEVA -- The Security Council must be enlarged, and developing countries should be given greater voting rights in the Bretton Woods institutions: the IMF and the World Bank. In exchange, the world's newest powers must begin to take on a greater share of responsibility for the global order upon which their success depends. They can no longer stand on the sidelines, denouncing the injustices of the past. Instead, they must join their peers in building the future.

How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Speaker Boehner is now using the policy debate on Iran as a crass political attack on the constitutional authority of the president of the United States. In the process, he does great damage to our national institutions, our efforts to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the U.S.-Israeli alliance.

Iran's Geopoliticial, Strategic and Ideological Role in Iraq

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran can replace American efforts in the region with informed and constructive policies that define Tehran as a benevolent regional power. The Islamic Republic can also take the path of investing in some religious and political groups while excluding others.

Halal and Kosher

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

I think the real opportunity for progress lies in the hands of the more orthodox Muslims and Jews. They may have more in common than they now think. Both, for example, have rules regarding appropriate food call halal by Muslims and kosher by Jews. It is my impression that the two sets of rules are remarkably similar.

The Diplomat's Pen: Culture, Imagination and Knowledge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

Italy is a marvelous cultural country. I am not biased when I say it -- there are many reasons to believe it.

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

My Trip to Cuba

Andy Schupak | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Andy Schupak

I remember visiting Cuba a few years ago and feeling like I had landed on another planet. But, contrary to what we read, Cuba did not appear to be an Orwellian nightmare.

Is It Always Right to Be Right? North Korea, Cuba, the Middle East, Africa and Our Global Diversity Dilemma

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

There once was a world where people were always right. They knew they were right, and they were proud of it. It was a world where people stated with confidence, "I am right and you are wrong."

I Learned Things I Wanted to Teach Others

Global Kids | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Global Kids

Tung Cheng, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids In high school, I wasn't into anything outside of family. I would ...

Tom Clancy, 'Full Force and Effect': A Talk With Mark Greaney

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Mark Greaney, co-author with the late Tom Clancy, of three previous Jack Ryan novels, now has written Full Force and Effect, a novel demonstrating prescience about world events.

US-Pakistan Relations: An Insight With Vali Nasr

Mariam Khan | Posted 01.31.2015 | College
Mariam Khan

What is Pakistan's problem? Let us come back to that first. Pakistan needs to make its stature clear and work on the common interests which will be of essence be it trading or opening up safe and secure paths to foreign investments.

Big Job, No Rules?

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Danny Sriskandarajah

At the national level all over the world, we are witnessing protests driven by a rejection of political and economic systems that serve and entrench elite interests.

Building Something Great

Global Kids | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Global Kids

Keri Arokium, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids I learned about Global Kids in 9th grade in 1991. It was a diffi...

Iran: Syria and Iraq the Red Lines

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Currently, the US and Western allies' major campaign in the Middle East is fighting the Islamic State while ignoring to address Iran's military engagements in other countries, ignoring Tehran's determination for regional supremacy seriously.

Were Last Week's US-China Breakthroughs a Step Back?

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Kyle Hutzler

The US has the unique responsibility of ensuring China's successful integration into the global governance system. That at times may come into conflict with the more limited set of truly bilateral issues the US may have with China, either directly or in support of its allies.

It's About Making an Impact

Global Kids | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Money is important, but ultimately, it's about making an impact and personal fulfillment. For me, that comes from other people being fulfilled and feeling empowered.

Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia?

Pepe Escobar | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Pepe Escobar

No matter how often Washington remixes its Global War on Terror, however, the tectonic plates of Eurasian geopolitics continue to shift, and they're not going to stop just because American elites refuse to accept that their historically brief "unipolar moment" is on the wane.

How I Stayed in College and Followed My Dreams

Global Kids | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Sabienne Brutus, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids As a freshman in high school, I was placed in the High School...