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The Holiday Madness of Trump and Clinton Obscures Trump's Strange Dithering Over the State Department

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is it really far too late to hope that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton join hands and merrily take that proverbial long walk off a short pier? Trump...

Women Entrepreneurs: The Smartest Investment Any Government Can Make

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

As Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and a former businessman, I have found that investing in the right people is just a...

Rudy Giuliani's Conflicts Of Interest Would Place Trump In A Bind

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics

In the closing of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for the donations the government...

Public Diplomacy in the Trump Era

Philip Seib | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
Philip Seib

"Hate Crime and Islamophobia Increase After Trump Victory." A few days after the U.S. election, that was the lead headline on The National, an English...

Is Trump Already Headed Down The Path Of The George W. Bush Presidency?

Ivan Eland | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Ivan Eland

In the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush, to distinguish himself from the interventionist presidency of Democrat Bill Clinton, promised a "more humble foreign policy."

Vatican Mediation In Venezuela Changes Political Equation For Washington

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.07.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Vatican's participation in the mediation effort in Venezuela poses an unusual challenge to US policy in Venezuela and the region.

Hacking for Diplomacy at the State Department - Breakthroughs, breakdowns and relentlessly direct critiques

Steve Blank | Posted 11.07.2016 | Education
Steve Blank

Time flies. We are already past the midway mark in our new Hacking for Diplomacy course at Stanford, and for both students and instructors, it's an in...

The State Department Meets The Lean Startup -- Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank | Posted 10.31.2016 | Education
Steve Blank

The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we're deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course. Building off last spring's pioneering...

Honduran Opposition Leaders Being Murdered While Washington Pours in Money to Repressive Government and Military

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Since a 2009 military coup against the democratic government of President Mel Zelaya, Honduras has become the most dangerous country in the world for ...

40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Josue Lopez Calderon

For all the important international events that took place in 2016, there were a select group of Latinos who played an important role. During the ina...

State Department Official Pressured FBI To Unclassify Some Clinton Emails: FBI Documents

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior official at the U.S. State Department tried to push the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2015 into d...

Benghazi Middleman Tied To Unaoil Bribery Scandal, Source Told FBI

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A middleman the State Department relied on to hire unarmed guards at the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, previously worked with a com...

Hillary Clinton: The Caricatured Experienced Politician

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

She is not going to move the voters with her oratory skills, or by making promises that everyone already predicts. She needs to narrow her communication gap with the voters by dispensing with the guarded persona that muddles her message--even though the content in her message is far more defined, corporeal, and nuanced than her opponent's rather murky "plans" (declarations only, no details).

Regarding Henry, Protecting Nancy - On Security Detail with the Kissingers

ADST | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
ADST

Traditionally, Secretaries of State receive a personal protection detail from the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). However, Henry...

Our Ocean, Our Tomorrow

Hari Sastry | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Hari Sastry

"Being a card-carrying fisher entitles us to fish and participate in work programs," says Jomar Brusa, a fisherman registered with USAID's FishR progr...

Higher Education for Global Impact: MCC16

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

For five days in early August, the iconic capital of the United States served as the backdrop for the eighth annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC).

Global Sports Administrator To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Louis Bolling

Last year President Barack Obama delivered remarks and answered questions at a town hall with young leaders of the Americas at University of the West ...

Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer: Clinton Foundation Controversy Is Just A Distraction From Bigger Issue

The Conversation US | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Hillary Clinton's critics claim that federal ethics laws were broken when her subordinates at the State Department arranged meetings and other favors for donors to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation.

Burma: A Pro-Growth Economy in the Making

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 08.30.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

When Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits the White House in September for the first time as Burma's State Counselor, she will be focused on something more sus...

The U.S. Should Stop Using Arms Sales To "Solve" Complex Conflicts

William Hartung | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn't get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) offers an important exception to that rule.

Judge Orders Release Of Clinton Emails By Mid-September

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

A judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. State Department to determine whether it has found any new emails between Hillary Clinton and the White House fro...

8 Countries Where Religious Freedom Is Actually Under Attack

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.23.2016 | Religion

Religious freedom is a rare commodity in many regions of the world, according to the U.S. State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom ...

After A Devastating Year For UN Whistleblowers, U.S. State Department Reports All's Well

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

In recent years, the Secretary of State has been obliged to report to the Appropriations Committees of the Congress on the implementation of best-prac...

Bringing The World To The Classroom: U.S. Teachers Abroad

Randal Mason | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

"I thought I was culturally aware... until I went to Brazil," jokes Ms. Anne Artz, a veteran science educator from San Diego, California who teaches in a minority-majority school serving children from 27 countries.

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.