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Six Lessons Learned Working for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

One of the most formative experiences of my personal and professional journey has been working for Malcolm Turnbull. I still recall our first meeting in mid-2003 as if it were yesterday, and I'm immensely grateful for the invaluable experience and subsequent lessons learned working for him.

If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Washington's incompetence is perplexing, given America's aspiration, in every other endeavor, to be innovative and best in its class. Yet when it comes to politics, the U.S. historically cannot deliver decisiveness, transparency, accountability, or alignment with the public interest.

A Window of Opportunity: A Cri de Coeur on the State Visit of India's Prime Minister Modi to Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

When respected and given freedom, Sikhs have always risen to the occasion. Over and over again, they have shown -- around the world -- that they are nation-builders, loyal and patriotic to a fault. Moreover, they have the inbuilt trait of never settling for less.

Lee Kuan Yew: My Founding Father's Love

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Maya Mathias

Mr Lee left his office of Prime Minister 25 years ago. He lingered on to mentor younger ministers, but his influence was no longer front and center. Why did we feel such sorrow?

Mourning Sir Martin

Barry Singer | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Barry Singer

Martin Gilbert died this past Tuesday evening, February 3, after a long and difficult illness. His accomplishments are too bountiful to be summarized.

Freedom or Death: The Perplexing Case of the Current Greek Debt Crisis

Pablo Freund | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Pablo Freund

Scapegoating the EU for not pardoning or easing terms on debt, accusing minorities of tax fraud and ramping up government expenses are surely not part of the road to resolution.

With the Churchills in London

Barry Singer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lo (and behold), I found myself in London last month, standing before The Great Door to St. James Palace at dusk, more or less expecting to be let in. Which I was! Straight off, I took a wrong turn, gravitating toward a bunch of bobbies and a man with a clipboard.

The Ukraine: What Would Churchill Do?

Barry Singer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Barry Singer

Would Winston Churchill have sent troops in to stop Vladimir Putin's grab for the Crimea? Those still calling for military action love to draw parallels with Churchill's early and unyielding opposition to Hitler during the run-up to World War II.

Thoughts on India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

The fact that a tea-seller's son who sold cups of tea at a railway station has become India's Prime Minister with a thumping majority, is indicative of a sea change in Indian politics.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Overcoming Adversity and Running for Parliament

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

There are many types of people with passion, dedication and commitment to the parliamentary process, and despite all its faults, it does appear that there is no other system that is particularly better at this time.

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

Spain's Prime Minister Rocked By Corruption Scandal

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

By Sonya Dowsett and Julien Toyer MADRID, July 9 (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy may take a pounding from fresh corru...

David Lohr

Missing In France? Don't Expect Police Help | David Lohr | Posted 05.25.2013 | Crime

Missing in France? Don’t expect police to come looking. Though the United States and Canada have bolstered their missing person organizations wit...

Continuity Breaks Italy's Deadlock

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The 46-year old Mr. Letta would be the nation's second youngest prime minister if confirmed by parliament. In theory, it marks a generational change but not one of substance.

The Last Lion Keeps Roaring -- A Book Review

Bill Marriott | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Bill Marriott

Writer Paul Reid took Manchester's volume of work and has just completed the final work. It's very long -- 1,053 pages and small type and very, very few chapters -- but well done.

Berlusconi Returns

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Elephant Falls, or Rises, the Story Goes...

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Juliet Asante

The past two years have been interesting ones for Africa. Africa stands tall in something it hasn't been noted for, and interestingly, therefore, the uniqueness of it has almost slipped under the radar.

Listen: Tony Blair Still Battles Media's 'Deception' Charges

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

I interviewed former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. We taped in London, where he's still a very divisive figure, and much more so, it's clear, than many Americans realize.

Ex-Iceland Prime Minister Faces No Punishment For Role In Financial Crisis

AP | ANNA ANDERSEN | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — The leader of Iceland's government when the nation's banking system collapsed was convicted Monday of one criminal charge, ...

Professor Monti, It Could Be Better for Italy

Laura Kiss | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Laura Kiss

In recent days, in order to try to save Italy from default, Professor Monti has tried to assure Italians with three key words: recovery, equity and growth.

London Riots Won Over by a Nation of Tea Lovers

Toan Lam | Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

What happens after your life has been threatened and in danger and you've successfully run to safety? According to Jonathan Walker and his wife, Philippa Morgan Walker, "Put the kettle on!"

Yingluck Shinawatra Voted In As Thailand's First Female Prime Minister

AP | By THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

BANGKOK -- Thai lawmakers elected U.S.-educated businesswoman Yingluck Shinawatra as the country's first female prime minister Friday, setting the sta...

Egypt Art Chief Zahi Hawass To Be Imprisoned

Ahram Online | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs Zahi Hawass has been sentenced to one year in jail on Sunday for refusing to fulfill a court ruling over a l...

My Interview With Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou... From the Top of the Acropolis

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Hill

Prime ministers are pretty busy people, especially when the capitalist world believes that your nation could be a domino that brings down the rest of them.