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May 31, 2013

How to Fix America

In the Foreign Affairs article, “Can America Be Fixed?” (January/February 2013), CNN’s Fareed Zakaria makes the case that the American democratic system has been growing increasingly dysfunctional si…

October 7, 2008

Climate Change
Climate Change Expert Worries Financial Crisis Will be ’Excuse’ to Delay Action

The UN special envoy on climate change for Papua New Guinea discusses the implications the financial crisis has for international efforts on climate change.

June 21, 2012

Trade
A television reporter talks about the Facebook IPO at the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York prior to the opening of trade on May 17, 2012 (Keith Bedford/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Bipartisan Attacks on Facebook IPO

Lawmakers from both parties are pressuring the SEC to scrutinize Facebook’s IPO (WSJ). In a letter to the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of the House Oversight and Gov…

March 4, 2015

United States
Vietnam-War-Films Top Ten Vietnam War Movies

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary, I am doing a series of posts listing my picks for the best histories, memoirs, novels, m…

September 10, 2014

United States
Homeland Security Secretary Johnson on ISIS, Ebola, and Preventing Homegrown Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson reflects on his first nine months on the job and discusses the current challenges faced by his department in a conversation with St…

September 10, 2014

United States
Homeland Security Secretary Johnson on ISIS, Ebola, and Preventing Homegrown Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson reflects on his first nine months on the job and discusses the current challenges faced by his department in a conversation with St…

October 18, 2010

United States
Midterm Elections 2010: Spending Wars

With U.S. unemployment and high debt threatening Americans at home and U.S. power abroad, this Backgrounder looks at congressional candidates’ difficulty in articulating policies that balance job cre…

November 4, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
A Look Back at the Buildup to the Great War

As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, Margaret MacMillan, Robert K. Massie, and David A. Andelman discuss the rivalries and alliances in Europe during the years leadin…

November 4, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Reflections on the Causes of the First World War

Experts discuss the events that led up to the First World War.