Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.
President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel are to be commended for their recent proposal to keep the Pentagon budget within the caps established in law. Unfortunately, there is a danger that the plan will be one step forward, two steps back.
International negotiations continued under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two most important countries in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions -- China and the U.S. -- engaged in a war of words.
Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), talks about how $33 billion in U.S. foreign aid contributes to American security.
Our senators are facing significant political pressure to resist multilateralism and pursue increased sanctions based on an uncompromising mistrust of Iran. But history judges leaders not upon their conformity with party politics, but upon the ultimate results they achieve.
Targeting the "Invincibles"... ...
I am one of the 5 million Americans who have obtained health care under the Affordable Care Act. Although I was covered by Cobra for another year, I w...
Should the U.S. military engage directly with Myanmar's military to help usher it into a new era? Or, put another way, would the U.S. have more influence by engaging the military, or not engaging?
We were all victims of the financial crisis that began in 2007 (not 2008), but some of us suffered more than others. And, hundreds of millions of us are still living with the painful aftermath as its consequences began to be felt worldwide.
During his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he intended to raise minimum wages to $10.10/hour for certain workers. Based on ...
A promise was made and a promise has been broken. And it has been broken to the very people Obamacare should be helping. The people that asked for our help to support them and their cause now need to fix the devastating consequences of their actions. It is quite simple.
Much as his rhetoric and his will power in domestic policy is being recognized, he is generally been seen as lacking the talent to positively distinguish and assert himself in foreign policy.
The president's inability to get much of significance done, no matter the topic, has become legendary. In this, he may be the perfect symbol of our age.
"Ukraine? What about Benghazi?" ...
While cybersecurity and privacy are certainly "shared challenges" as the government itself has not taken the appropriate steps to rectify its own privacy violations, the government must take leadership in creating enforceable measures for the private sector and other organizations that will prevent the casual manner in which many companies still treat data.
This week we witnessed another administrative change to the ACA. The new ruling does nothing to address the problems Obamacare creates for people in non-profit self-funded plans, like the millions currently covered under Taft-Hartley coverage.