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International Relations

Reinvigorating the U.S.-China Climate Change Relationship

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Deborah Seligsohn

The two countries have considerable shared interests in combating climate change as both see increased challenges from climate change itself and as the Chinese also struggle to combat their air pollution problems.

Want To Change The World? Let Girls Lead

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When it comes to addressing the needs and rights of adolescent girls worldwide, there is no better advocate than girls themselves.

Morocco and US Must Not Let Recent Spat Harm Their Historic Friendship

Craig Considine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Craig Considine

Both countries should remain in harmony and continue to be worthy companions as they embark on stabilizing a region in which they both have security interests.

Safe Areas in Syria

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

While achieving some short-term strategic objectives, safe areas could also tilt the balance on the battlefield, leading to Assad's overthrow.

Dead Aid: A Look Into Africa's Poverty

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

These trillion dollars have also resulted in the lack of viable mechanisms for development, such as a market economy and the emergence of entrepreneurs. All this comes together to explain a complete lack of investment and infrastructure, the perpetuation of poverty, in a nutshell.

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch April 9, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, no...

France's 'Influential Power' and Sino-European Relations

David Gosset | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
David Gosset

On the occasion of his second official visit to Beijing as the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius will attempt to co-write a new chapter of the Sino-French relations while a profound redistribution of power affects Paris' position in the international arena.

Creating Global Learning Communities

Donna Randall | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Donna Randall

"Raising the Bar," a recent survey of employers conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, indicates clearly what a majority of employers believe college students should develop a greater understanding of.

Be Mine, Except in International Development

Ming Holden | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Ming Holden

Valentine's Day is upon us, and those little candy hearts pervasively sugaring the public sphere with the words "Be Mine!" got me thinking recently about the possessive language we use to describe love.

A World Without A Moral Guidepost?

Ian Bremmer | Posted 01.17.2013 | World
Ian Bremmer

We live in a global political order that has become unmoored from the underlying trend of U.S.-led globalization. We have much less of a single moral guidepost and leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to act on their moral sensibilities.

The Wrong Way to Do Human Rights

Simon Lester | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Simon Lester

Did anyone really believe Russia would welcome this? Human rights are good, and the rule of law is good, and healthy societies are good.

Changing Global Dynamics

Jonathan Moyer | Posted 02.27.2013 | World
Jonathan Moyer

Though tricky to define and even more challenging to measure, there's no denying that power is a fundamental driver of country behavior in the international political system. And measuring material power in today's geo-political space will only continue to shift.

Kafka's Christmas in America

Dana Agmon | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Dana Agmon

Our story is a complicated one. It started when we were nine-years-old; but almost 30 years later, four continents, three kids and endless obstacles, we've found our way to each other.

Potato Chips. Magnolia Petals. Libya.

Meicen Sun | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Meicen Sun

There was once a crosstalk I watched as a kid that went roughly like this - "Which is the biggest nation in the world?" "China." (-- in terms of population) "Wrong, it's the United Nations." My ability to get the joke notwithstanding, for quite some time I had taken for granted the role of the UN as some kind of an omnipotent governor of all nations, working its magic whenever things went wrong among its subordinates.

Preventing Sectarian Strife in Myanmar

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
David L. Phillips

Myanmar's 800,000 Rohingya originally hail from West Bengal. Today they are stateless people, denied citizenship in Myanmar and rejected by Bangladesh.

The Changing State of International Relations: The PMSC Impact

David Isenberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

It has long been understood that today's private military and security companies are seen by governments that contract with them as a third option, be...

The Top Three National Security Issues for Our Next President: Attention Convention Attendees

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

As the political parties convene in Tampa and Charlotte for pre-game huddles, the American people might want to look beyond the trash talk and victory dances. What should be the first plays our next Commander-in-Chief runs?

People-Centered Policy

Edward Corcoran | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

If the United States is going to be a credible promoter of values, it needs to do a better job of living them.

Is Technology Good or Evil?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Some say technology is a blessing; others say it's a curse. Which is right? They both are. Think about it: Technology can give you cancer, and technology can cure your cancer. So it's not about whether technology is good or bad; it's about what we decide to do with technology that matters.

Tilling the Ground for the Seeds of Terrorism

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

After more than 10 years of war against al Qaeda and the accompanying global "war on terrorism," we have failed to learn that our actions create reactions.

China Offers Show Of Support For North Korea

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

BEIJING, Aug 17 (Reuters) - China's President Hu Jintao on Friday met the powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, ...

Letter to the President re: Cuban 5

Mike Farrell | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Mike Farrell

It is an act of profound hypocrisy for our government to continue the incarceration of these heroic men who put themselves at risk to stop the very terrorism we claim to find so abhorrent.

Peace vs. Justice: The Diminishing Importance of Diplomacy with the Emergence of International Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Kip Hale

While the case-by-case circumstances of each conflict always matters, the question remains what standard playbook should the global community employ when confronted with the mass perpetration of international crimes?

Moving Beyond the Mafia State

Michael Busch | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Michael Busch

Happily, political scientists and others have crafted a wide variety of analytical tools with which to understand the world of international politics. It's time to be smarter and more deliberate in applying them to the threat of transnational organized crime.

Time for a Different Way of Thinking About National Security

Manochehr Dorraj | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Manochehr Dorraj

When most Americans think about national security, they consider wars abroad and fighting terrorists. National security is perceived to be the responsibility of the military and intelligence forces.