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May 25, 2018

United States
memorial day 2018 Remembering Those Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did n…

January 16, 2018

Renewable Energy
Wind turbines stand above the plains north of Amarillo, Texas, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Clean Energy Might Reduce Global Warming, But What Will It Do to Geopolitics?

This post is co-written by Sagatom Saha, Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine and Visiting Fellow at the Dixi Group. Read Varun Sivaram and Sagatom Saha’s new book chapter, “The Geopolitical Implications of a…

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November 14, 2016

Global
Play pic for otr_resized.jpg Corporate Citizenship and Citizen Diplomacy

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and IBM's Stanley Litow discuss corporate efforts to tackle global challenges and public-private partnerships.

December 25, 2015

WR12252015 Holiday Reading

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Apologies for the light blogging lately. I have been focused on a big project that has been occupying all of my brain power and time. Over th…

June 6, 2014

Turkey
weekendreading06052014_CROPPED Weekend Reading: Investing in Egypt, Haunting 1967 Photos, and August in Turkey

Hdeel Abdelhady says that Egypt’s new investment law is not a solution to its economic woes, but rather is a symptom of the country’s inability to conceive and implement coherent economic policies. …

July 30, 2014

Wars and Conflict
South China Sea

OPERATOR: Excuse me, everyone. We now have our speakers in conference. Please be aware that each of your lines is in a listen-only mode. At the conclusion of the presentation, we will open the floor…

November 2, 2012

Turkey
weekendreading11022012 Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Salafists, Jordan’s President, and Turkey’s Republic Day

Ashraf El-Sherif provides insight into the two camps within Egyptian Salafism, both competing for legitimacy in Egypt’s new political landscape. The Jordanian blog The Black Iris offers thoughts on …

July 12, 2013

Russia
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L) delivers remarks with China's Vice Premier Wang Yang at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department in Washington on July 10, 2013. Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 12, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Cybersecurity the main focus of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, …