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February 8, 2018

Vietnam War
Play Vietnam memorial Fifty Years After the Tet Offensive: Lessons From the Vietnam War

Panelists discuss the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive, launched in late January 1968, and the lessons learned or forgotten from the Vietnam War for the United States today. 

July 17, 2012

Trade
Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller speaks at TED Global in Edinburgh on June 26, 2012 (TEDConference/flickr). Morning Brief: Major Research Universities Join With Coursera

Coursera, a year-old online learning company co-founded by two Stanford computer scientists, will announce today that twelve additional major research universities will join the project, including th…

June 11, 2012

Trade
College seniors meet with representatives from companies at the 2012 Big Apple job and internship fair in New York (Andrew Burton/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Corporations Helping to Shape University Curricula

To help fill their pipeline of young engineers and scientists to replace retiring baby boomers, large corporations are helping to shape the curriculum of technical programs at major universities (Blo…

January 31, 2011

Iran
The Invisible Hostage Crises The Invisible Hostage Crises

Laura Fattal kisses her son Josh after a news conference in Tehran. It is now a year and a half since Iran jailed three American hikers on trumped-up spying charges. The three, Shane Bauer, his fian…

February 3, 2014

United States
The Income Inequality Debate

Income inequality is generating high-level attention and debate in the United States, but the causes are complex and the policy remedies so far are modest, explains this Backgrounder.

November 2, 2012

Technology and Innovation
R&D semiconductor Promoting Innovation Through R&D

Spending on research and development is important to a globally competitive economy, but a crucial U.S. advantage appears to be eroding.

October 31, 2014

Cambodia
hun sen Hun Sen’s Cambodia: A Review

Although the Vietnam War, including the “sideshow” war in Cambodia, has been the subject of thousands of books, post-war Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos have gotten relatively little treatment from Weste…

October 14, 2010

United States
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: Energy and Climate Policy

A possible transfer of political power in the congressional midterm elections could doom short-term chances for a comprehensive climate bill. But experts say climate issues could still be addressed t…