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US Era of Dominance Is Dwindling as China Takes Over the World Economy

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David Oualaalou

While the U.S. is enmeshed in its political squabbling as a result of the paralysis of Congress, China and Russia are strengthening their economic ties with military cooperation on the horizon.

Protecting Nature Is Critical to Maintain Global Security

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.

Suicide Bombing At U.S. Embassy In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In the second deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in five months, a suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara o...

16 Water Recommendations for the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

We must not let the nation's superb water resources deteriorate, and we must work to improve the management and protection of our water systems.

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

Iran: All Options on the Table?

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Jonathan Granoff

As the drumbeats for war on Iran increase, we who espouse effective, security-enhancing, non-military conflict resolution options must not be similarly ignored. It is time that our leaders and our media also put these options on the table.

Middle East WMD 2.0 - Someone Will Be Proven Wrong on Iran

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

The way forward is reminiscent of the saying: "Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself." It seems that both the West and Iran have something to learn from this saying.

UN Security Council: Don't Let the Syrian Failure Become an Arab Failure

Dr. Peter Wittig | Posted 12.14.2011 | World
Dr. Peter Wittig

Since spring, a wind of change has been blowing through the Arab world. Last week it again reached the shores of Turtle Bay. But this time it turned into a sudden chill.

Mohamed ElBaradei's The Age of Deception

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Can international diplomacy cope with the nuclear dangers that now threaten global survival? In The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times, ElBaradei makes the case that it can.

35,000 Convicted For Terror Offenses Worldwide Since 9/11

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombe...

Facing the Security Challenge of Climate Change

Dr. Peter Wittig | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Dr. Peter Wittig

Most people would agree climate change is one of the biggest threats to our world. But opinions differ on the nature of this threat, how it will affect our lives and what we must do to face it.

Space-Monitoring Satellite Will Enhance Global Security

T.A. Ridout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
T.A. Ridout

We all depend on satellites, whether or not we know it. Making space safe and secure for both satellites and space travel will depend largely on enhancing space situational awareness.

Conservatives Blocking Reagan's Security Strategy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

October 1 marks 18 years since the U.S. Senate approved Reagan's Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. It also marks the 300th day since that treaty expired, cutting off U.S. weapons inspectors' access to Russian nuclear sites.

UN Hits Iran With New Sanctions

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. and its allies scored a long-sought victory Wednesday by pushing through new U.N. sanctions over Iran's nuclear progra...

Why Countries Like Haiti Matter to the Well-Being of Everyday Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Creamer

The world economy is not a zero sum game. For us to be richer, someone else doesn't have to be poorer. In fact just the opposite is true.

Alternative 25 Year National Strategies

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

A strategy of new internationalism is anticipatory rather than reactive, appreciating that major disruptions will occur globally so rapidly that reliance on time to react is unrealistic.

Does Afghanistan Offer Lessons?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Hart

We do not have to wait for the final resolution of the American military presence in Afghanistan to begin to see what, if anything, we have learned from our checkered experience there.

The Eagle and the Bear

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Following the adage that we don't have permanent friends, we have permanent interests, we have many more common interests with the Russians than we have matters in opposition.

2 Sudanese Killed In Latest Attack On Aid Workers

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Sudanese aid workers working for the French aid agency Aide Médicale Internationale were shot and killed in Darfur this week, Al Jazeera English ...