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WATCH LIVE: Hillary Clinton On Career And World Affairs

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will reflect on her career in government and discuss her new book, Hard Choices, with CFR President R...

Afghanistan: One Woman's View

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Christina Weiss Lurie

When I was invited to go to Afghanistan a few weeks back, what came immediately to mind were scrambling images of a war-torn country that had seen many decades of war and foreign interference.

Kathleen Miles

China, Russia Are Becoming Aggressive As They Perceive U.S. Pulling Back, Robert Gates Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the U.S. pulling back fr...

Global Kids Changed My Life

Global Kids | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

They would take what we were learning and make it interactive. I was sold. I was sold on the fact that even though we were talking about complex issues, it was fun, it was interesting.

Vaccines Could Have Stopped These Outbreaks

Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Want to know how the anti-vaccine movement has affected preventable outbreaks? Check out this fascinating map illustrating vaccine-preventable outbrea...

Connecting the Dots: Inequality and Education and the Need for Community

Elaine Weiss | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Elaine Weiss

As we Race to the Top and offer states "flexibility" on NCLB, evidence continues to mount that our efforts to improve educational outcomes are focused on the wrong problem.

Energy Wars And Energy Revolutions: Michael Levi's 'The Power Surge'

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

In his new book, Michael Levi reveals the historical context behind the nation's roiling energy debates and highlights how rapid and revolutionizing changes are once again afoot.

Dan Brown's Inferno, The Council on Foreign Relations and Bird Flu

Kitty Pilgrim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Kitty Pilgrim

I see a service in bringing information about this subject to the thriller-reading public. We can learn about new discoveries and science in our thriller plots. But in this case of Dan Brown's scenario, why pin a global pandemic on a legitimate organization? Reality is scary enough.

Cooperating With China to Contain North Korea

Donald Gross | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Donald Gross

As much as some U.S. policymakers and most American experts detest diplomacy with Pyongyang, they now face a pressing issue that has upended their earlier calculations. The U.S. must rely on diplomacy once again.

Protecting Nature Is Critical to Maintain Global Security

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.

The Hubris of the Drones

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

By the standards of slaughter in Vietnam, the deaths caused by drones are hardly a bleep on the consciousness of official Washington. But we have to wonder if each innocent killed doesn't give rise to second thoughts by those judges who prematurely handed our president the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Geithner Announces Next Move

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Recently departed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City as a distinguished fellow, accordin...

Hillary Clinton's Message: Lead With Values

Katherine Marshall | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Katherine Marshall

Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell today to the State Department, where she has served with a stunning mix of skill and will. Listening with an overflow crowd, I left with three forceful messages and a lingering question.

Joshua Hersh

UN Launches Drones Investigation Into Legality Of US Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations opened a major new investigation on Thursday into the United States' use of drones and targeted assassinations. Th...

Dimon: 'I Don't Mind Paying 39.6 Percent In Taxes'

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Oct 10 (Reuters) - The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Jamie Dimon, waded into the U.S. fiscal debate on Wednesday when he said he was willing...

The Real Reason America's Schools Stink

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Over the next few weeks, millions of American schoolchildren will return to the classroom from summer vacation, and not a moment too soon. Compared to...

Syria: Getting Worse in Tolerating the Intolerable?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The longer the carnage continues in Syria, the harder it will be for the families of at least 17,000 dead to seek a negotiated settlement rather than revenge.

Time to Put Finance Back in Its Cage

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

It's not that economies are too slow to appease markets. It's that the markets have too much power to destroy economies. Let's not forget -- this entire crisis was caused because markets mispriced risk.

NATO's Warrior Scholars: The Critical Backbone of Our Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

When I was an Army ROTC cadet at Georgetown University, we were taught the importance of being "warrior scholars." This Memorial Day it seems fitting to consider the raw brainpower that complements our civilian leadership at NATO.

Gambling on National Security

John H. Jackson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education
John H. Jackson

In confronting any other national security threat, the U.S. wouldn't trust unreliable and unproven solutions. Why, then, do some in the education sector insist we gamble on the privatization of our public schools?

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

For Egyptians, Tunisians, and anyone who has ever experienced life under a dictatorship, the sight of people lining up to vote is cause for jubilation and the most reassuring sign that the revolution is working.

Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Blasts Group His Wife Worked For

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general and tea party favorite for the Republican nomination for Senate, has been focusing some of his harshest c...

McChrystal: U.S. Started Afghanistan War With 'Frighteningly Simplistic' View Of Country

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. began the war in Afghanistan with a "frighteningly simplistic" view of the country, and even 10 years later lacks knowledge tha...

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.