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The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

From the Pinnacle of Power, Putin Stands Before the Abyss

David Paul | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The Sochi Olympic Games were supposed to mark the pinnacle of Putin power and prestige, but instead it may mark the moment of his undoing.

Gorbachev Threatens 'Daily Show' Reporter

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The Sochi Olympics have done little to improve the uneasy feelings many Americans have felt towards Russia since the Cold War. But as Jason Jones of "...

The Frustration of Bob Gates

William Bradley | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

I like Robert Gates. He's a professional, a grown-up. He's a thoughtful, reasonable Republican at a time when such are overshadowed by something very different. I agree with him on many things. But his "Mission Impossible" assignment to salvage Iraq and Afghanistan is blinding him.

Knock Knock. Who's There? It's Me, Gorbachev

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — In the scripted world of high-profile diplomacy, every move is planned weeks in advance, with seating charts, menus and toasts subject...

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Peace in Action, Part 2 -- 'Feeding' Peace

Suna Senman | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Suna Senman

Sitting on a little piece of valuable Manhattan property, midtown on the East River, the United Nations buildings provide a home for world peace effor...

This Historic Presidential Speech Moment Almost Didn't Happen

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.10.2013 | TV

Discovery Channel's new two-part, four-hour special "The Presidents’ Gatekeepers" (premieres Wed., Sept. 11 and Thurs., Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. ET) takes...

Peace in Action, Part 1

Suna Senman | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Suna Senman

As conflict boils in Syria, the world remembers September 11th, a consequence of past failure to construct peace. Stepping up to responsibility, sever...

The Top 10 Reasons Why Walking Meetings Will Be Your Best Meetings

Brett Greene | Posted 10.26.2013 | Denver
Brett Greene

Even if your meetings aren't as important to world peace as Reagan and Gorbachev's, there are plenty of benefits to making your next meeting a walking meeting.

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

Gorbachev In Hospital

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A spokesman for Mikhail Gorbachev says the 82-year-old former Soviet president is in the Kremlin's hospital for tests. Vladimir Polyakov to...

'All That Has Been Done Is Too Late'

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Thursday painted a dim picture of the world's environmental progress, two decades after he f...

David Stockman and Jeffrey Sachs: Smart Men From Whose Failures We Have Much to Learn

David Paul | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics
David Paul

The deep pain and tragedy of unintended consequences are experiences that Stockman and Sachs share, and that they each carry with them to this day. We need them to write about that, because that is where they have the greatest insight to offer, and the side of their stories that people most need to understand.

Gorbachev: Russia Must Move To 'Real Democracy'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

MOSCOW, March 30 (Reuters) - The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said on Saturday Russia will face unrest unless society is made more democrati...

Is China Taking the Right Cues From History?

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Signs suggest Chinese President Xi's inclination will be to double down on Communist orthodoxy. In other words, Xi won't be a Mikhail Gorbachev. He's no reformer.

Exit Hu, Enter Xi: Changing of the Guard

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Aiko Stevenson

Last year, the World Bank laid out a blueprint for reform which included privatizing large areas of the state and the greening of the economy. But, such changes will require taking on entrenched state interests. And, this will represent the heart of Xi's main challenge.

Outed CIA Spy's Latest Battle

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover operative in the CIA's counter-proliferation division. That line of work is also known as "spying," and in that...

Recently Released Letters Between Reagan and Gorbachev Shed Light on the End of the Cold War

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Nuclear weapons provided cover for the Soviet Union to abandon the Cold War without surrendering. At the same time, Reagan likely did not realize that the United States could win the Cold War without a Soviet surrender.

Guess Who's Playing Reagan Now

Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment

Ronald Reagan, the late 40th president and current-day GOP hero, will be the focus of "Reykjavik," an upcoming film from British director Mike Newell....

Famous Handshakes That Signaled Peace

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness are expected to shake hands in a delicately choreo...

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

NATO Looks Backward, Nobel Peace Laureates Look Forward to Youth

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

One can only imagine how much more successful the NATO gathering would have been had its members attended April's summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Chernobyl Zombies? Chernobyl HIV? Chernobyl Forever?

Glen Browder | Posted 07.26.2012 | World
Glen Browder

Get ready, world! Chernobyl is back, almost 10,000 days later, in vivid color, with gore, blood, and ... zombies!

Nobel Laureates Gather In Chicago For Summit

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Poverty, a lack of education and arms proliferation present daunting obstacles, yet peace can be achieved if world leaders are more wi...