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Chinese, US Police Officers Send Touching Tributes To Officers Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

It was a rare and beautiful instance of pure, unadulterated goodwill in the relationship between the United States and China: For the past few weeks, ...

Normalization and a De-facto Alliance Between Washington and Tehran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

The United States understands the language of both immediate and strategic interests, and the Arab leaderships must speak this language fluently in light of the developments, and not with an archaic, rigid language.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Speech: 40th Year Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

This is a speech I gave last year at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims in central Vietnam. As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War is coming up this April 30, 2015, I am posting it to commemorate the date. It will also mark my 40th year in America, having fled Vietnam as a child two days before the war ended.

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.

Decisive Storm Has Deeply Impacted Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is necessary for the decision to intervene militarily with a ground operation in Yemen to be coupled with a plan with a political tack and a development tack with clear features and objectives for the sake of Yemen.

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

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Decisive Storm Responds to Iranian Encroachment on the Borders of Saudi Arabia

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

Are the military strikes by Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia, with the participation of Egypt and Pakistan, part of a strategy to halt Iranian encroachment in the Arab countries, or is it just a Yemeni episode imposed by necessity?

ISIS: A Priority in the Region at the Expense of Palestine and Other Issues

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

The anticipated American-Iranian deal has an implicit Palestinian/Israeli dimension that could force Tehran to change its political discourse regarding Palestine and Israel, and alter the Iranian regional policy based on compensation -- at least verbally -- for the Arab failures on Palestine.

Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Say what you will about the type of democracy LKY created, and nurtured, after stepping down as Prime Minister in 1990, the net result is an economic miracle unrivaled in Southeast Asia that has punched way above its weight for decades.

Invisible Invasion of Greece

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I would hope civilized people everywhere rise in support of Greece. This is, after all, the mother of science and civilization. Europe and America need to abandon their narrow dollar vision. Help Greece to recover. And, above all, tell the Turks to end their offensive behavior towards Greece.

Mr. Xi Goes to Washington

Minxin Pei | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Minxin Pei

The recent announcement in Washington and Beijing that Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United States in September underscores the continuing momentum in the improvement of bilateral relations since the landmark U.S.-China climate agreement reached in Beijing last November. In the months leading to President Xi's U.S. visit, however, both countries will need to work hard to create favorable conditions for a productive summit.

US and Gulf Confusion in Yemen and Iraq

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

How did a panel of experts with a specific mission manage to understand the equations and developments in Yemen, while Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia were not able to ascertain and prepare for what was obvious in Yemen?

Egypt Joints the Military Effort against ISIS

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

Egypt entered officially and practically the war on ISIS through the Libyan gateway this week, after Jordan stepped up its military operations against...

Brazil-US Relations: Common Ideas, Little Dialogue

Monica de Bolle | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Monica de Bolle

Obama's proposals towards "middle-class economics" and the recently released Economic Report of the President for 2015 highlight just how close the two countries are in their thinking about these issues and on how to make economic policies work more equitably for everyone. And yet, rather than coming together, the distance between the two countries has widened.

Exclusive: Interview With Maximilien Sánchez Arveláiz, Venezuelan Ambassador-Designate to the U.S.

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

Even with the economic problems in Venezuela, the government has decided to press forward in fully funding its social programs.

Charlie Hebdo Has a Right to Offend You and It Is Not a Double Standard

Dan Arel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Dan Arel

I am sure some readers found the images of Mohammed offensive, but so what? Offense is taken, not given, readers who are attacking the magazine now are failing to understand any sort of context to which the cartoons represent.

Possible Outcomes of Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

What will happen following the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries, both in the event of success and in the event of failure? Failure will not lead to a war because Washington's strategy does not involve that.

Rising Government Debt and the Next Global Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The recently released report from the McKinsey Global Institute on global debt is an important, and sobering, look at how little the world appears to have learned from the Global Recession, and just how dangerous levels of sovereign and consumer debt have become in the interim.

The International Anti-ISIS Coalition Needs to Be Repaired

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is now clear that air strikes alone will not bring about the full defeat of ISIS, and that there is no alternative to a clearer and broader political and military strategy in the air and on the ground.

Mr. Putin Will Not Change Course in Ukraine or Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the fractured and evolving global political landscape, both sides, and neither side, will achieve all of its objectives. Swimming against the tide has its own appeal at a time when virtually everything about the world order seems to be up for grabs.

How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Kevin Rudd | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

In the absence of a common narrative shared by the U.S. and China, the two nations are likely to drift more rapidly apart. The relationship needs a new strategic concept for the future that is capable of sufficiently embracing both American and Chinese realities, as well as areas of potential common endeavor for the future, and to do so in language which is comprehensible and meaningful in both capitals. Trust builds on itself just as distrust builds on itself as well, compounding into deep enmity over time.

How To Explain The Super Bowl To Your Non-American Friends

Posted 01.30.2015 | World

On Sunday, sports fans in the U.S. will be glued to TV screens for the Super Bowl, the annual championship of the American football league NFL. The...

Boosting India-U.S. Ties: A Regional Imperative?

Samarth Pathak | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Samarth Pathak

In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers.

'Palestine' Is Becoming a Bad Word in Washington

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

If the U.S. is serious about the two-state solution, it needs to do much more to help end occupation and support non-violent Palestinian actions in this direction.