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Weekend Roundup: As the West Bickers, the East Builds a New Silk Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

While the passions of internal discord have stalled the once-confident global march of the West, the East, led by China, is looking ahead with a decades-long strategy to revive the ancient Silk Road through Eurasia as the core of the world's economy and civilization. As Oxford historian Peter Frankopan, author of "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World," writes: "The age of the West is all but at an end when it comes to taking the lead and planning for the future." (continued)

Weekend Roundup: Tax Havens and Refugee Camps Describe Today's World

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, two faces of globalization -- tax havens and refugee camps -- were dramatically on display. As the "Panama Papers" revealed, the super-rich and well-connected have been sending boatloads of money offshore to hide their wealth and escape taxation. Powerless and penniless refugees who risked their lives on rickety vessels to reach Europe's safe shores were being sent back from camps in Greece to an uncertain fate amid the violence, misery and insecurity of the regions from which they had escaped. (continued)

China's Vital Role at the Nuclear Security Summit

Chen Kai | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Chen Kai

The summit bore fruit with a joint China-U.S. communique, plus five separate action plans from different participants. In The Hague in 2014, President Xi put forward a Chinese approach to nuclear security for the first time, which provided an important and useful perspective to promote international nuclear security. At the 2016 summit, President Xi delivered a speech that fully demonstrated China's policies and initiatives.

Preventing 'Madmen' From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material

Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.02.2016 | World
Kathleen Miles

A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible," Obama said at the summit. Fears of ISIS' nuclear ambitions have grown since a suspect linked to the November terrorist attacks in Paris was found with a surveillance video of a Belgian nuclear power plant official. Harvard's Matthew Bunn said the Belgian case highlights further steps that must be taken to thwart nuclear terrorism. (continued)

Russia Is Not Nine Feet Tall

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 11.03.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

As Russia has boycotted the global Nuclear Security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, March 31-April 1, 2016, questions arise...

Obama Still Has Time to Leave a Legacy of Nuclear Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Joe Cirincione

The good news is that world leaders are gathering again in Washington to announce new measures to stop terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The bad news is that for all their success, these summits are not moving fast enough.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Obama's Russian Hot Mic Mishap

Posted 03.29.2012 | Comedy

President Obama was the latest victim of a hot mic this week at a nuclear summit in South Korea, but it was the person he was talking to, Russian Pres...

Conspiring With Russia

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The Russians are not our friends. No one wants a new Cold War to break out. President Obama's willingness to conspire with Dmitry Medvedev at a secret meeting raises the most serious questions about his character and his policy.

Obama's Microphone Gaffe

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

SEOUL, March 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was caught on camera on Monday assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he will have "...

Obama Games China

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

It will be interesting to see if all this face-saving, indirect pressure will work. With Brazil and others joining the fray, it's likely the yuan will start its quiet climb in May or June.

Climate Concert in South Asia

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

Ironically, global warming just might be the common cause to unite South Asia, a region often at odds with itself.

Obama Administration Explores New 'Fast Strike' Missiles

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In coming years, President Obama will decide whether to deploy a new class of weapons capable of reaching any corner of the earth from t...

Nuclear Follies

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

If the Russian army makes the bold decision to invade Germany, we can just nuke those damn communist soldiers into oblivion with the 200 tactical nucl...

Queen Noor On Nukes, Cross-Cultural Understanding, at CU Boulder

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | ANDREA RAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team In front of hundreds in the CU-Boulder community at Macky Auditorium, Queen Noor al Hussein of Jordan a...

Loose Nukes

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

Since you can't tell your nuclear players apart without a Nuclear Players Scorecard, here they are, with my official Threat Level grading.

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This week's top stories in foreign affairs.

The New Anti-Nuclear Movement

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

No nukes means no nuclear power. The NPT enshrined nuclear power as the ultimate carrot to be exchanged for nonproliferation. It didn't work. And, nuclear power is not clean, green, or cheap.

Nuclear Summit Signals New Mindset

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Bid Farewell to Nuclear Arms

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Noor of Jordan

The naysayers are wrong; it is not too late to put the nuclear genie back in its bottle, where it belongs. History has shown us that, through consensus, we can address the most vital global questions.

China Faces the Challenges of International Leadership

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deborah Seligsohn

In the wake of the global financial crisis, international relations are changing more rapidly than at any time since the end of World War II -- especially for burgeoning countries like China.

Biden Courts the Non-Aligned on Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.

Ukraine To Get Rid Of Highly Enriched Uranium, White House Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House announced Monday that Ukraine was giving up all its highly enriched uranium, marking success for a major U.S. arms ...