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Why the UN's new chief represents a pivotal moment for "Brand Portugal"

Richard Attias | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Richard Attias

By U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The selection of António Guterres -- Portugal's popular and widely res...

New Armenian Prime Minister Is Pro-Russia and Not a Champion of the Little Guy

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 09.18.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Armenia's new Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. Public Domain Hundreds of Armenian bigwigs were in a festive mood as they filed into a concert ...

Justin Trudeau Is Taking His Boxing Gloves To The Marvel Universe

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Trudeau is introduced to offer guidance on how to kick ass. He's taking experience with his elbow and his boxing gloves and imparting it on the heroes of the Marvel universe.

American Jewish Congress Welcomes Incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May

Dr. Munr Kazmir | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Dr. Munr Kazmir

Following British Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation, Theresa May, the British Conservative Party leader who currently serves as the country's home secretary, is expected to succeed Mr. Cameron.

How I Got There: Jyrki Katainen

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Jyrki Katainen is the Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. He served as Prime Minister of Finla...

Britain's Next PM Is A Woman, So Naturally A Tabloid Is Just Talking About Her Shoes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

Theresa May is set to become the United Kingdom’s second-ever female prime minister, and some British media outlets have already decided the most in...

Boris Johnson Lambasted For Pulling Out Of Race To Become PM

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

Brexit stalwart Boris Johnson was widely considered to be vying for prime minister of post-EU Britain, so it came as a huge shock to people when he re...

The British-EU Revival Imperative

Talal Malik | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Talal Malik

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum to remain or leave the European Union ('Brexit'). 'Leave' prevailed by 52% to 48%, but only one in three of the eligible British electorate voted for Brexit. Many around the world then asked on Google, 'What happens if the UK leaves the EU?'

Panama Papers Leak: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Others on the List

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

Certain entities will use shell companies to avoid paying taxes on income, launder money or hide evidence of misconduct. Here is a look at some individuals and companies that appear in the Panama Papers.

Great Britain's Energy Paralysis

Charles Perry | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Charles Perry

Most politicians in the UK know very little about energy. It is an extremely complicated sector and most of us who have worked over decades for energy...

Coup d'Establishment

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A coup d'establishment is an imaginary coup d'etat challenging a country's political leadership. As such it belongs in the realm of fiction and is nothing but an announcement of duel launched to a country's executive power.

Six Lessons Learned Working for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 09.16.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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...