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February 6, 2018

Olympics
East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event. The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

September 25, 2017

Sustainable Development Goals (UN)
Classroom iPad The Challenge of Connecting Schools to the Internet in the Developing World

Rolling out internet-enabled technologies to improve technology in the developing world will not work if internet access is lacking.

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

April 26, 2011

African Union’s Role in Libya

Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, discusses the organization’s role in Libya and the impact of the Arab Spring on the continent, with Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for…

March 31, 2014

China
The Global Fund's China Legacy

Overview Over the past decade, the Global Fund's presence in China has left behind a deeply mixed legacy. Although the Fund's money has made important contributions to China's fight against AIDS, …

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September 22, 2016

China
primary-v-travel-imports China’s Tourism Puzzle Has Gone Mainstream

Or at least it is on Bloomberg. I wanted to elaborate on three points: First, the increase in China’s tourism spending, if it is real, is huge. The reported rise in tourism spending by China since …

February 18, 2016

Global
Play IMG_9802_EC.jpg Angus Deaton on Foreign Aid and Inequality

Angus Deaton discusses foreign aid, global and national inequality, and globalization.

September 25, 2015

China
Xi Obama White House State Visit 2015 The Xi-Obama Summit: The Four Takeaways and Taglines

How should we think about the summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama? In case there is any confusion, here are my four takeaways and taglines from Barack and Xi’s…

March 23, 2015

United States
Play RTRIAXS_EC.jpg Reimagining National Service

Experts share their perspectives on how service organizations can promote a culture of national service in the United States.