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January 9, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Play The White House What to Worry About in 2018

Panelists discuss the potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2018, as well as their global political implications.

January 6, 2015

Storm clouds approach the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington (Gary Cameron /Courtesy Reuters). Five Reasons for Slow Growth

A remarkable pattern has emerged since the 2008 global financial crisis: Governments, central banks, and international financial institutions have consistently had to revise their growth forecasts do…

May 23, 2017

Religion
Play Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century

[node:summary] Video: Michael Walzer, professor emeritus of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss moral philosophy and just and unjust war in the twenty-first century.

October 14, 2015

Religion
Play 20151014_175040.jpg The Roots of Religious Extremism

Jonathan Sacks discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict.   

March 26, 2012

United States
Healthcare Costs and U.S. Competitiveness

Some analysts say healthcare costs hinder U.S. industry competitiveness in the global marketplace, but it’s unclear whether proposed health reforms will offer any cost relief.

April 15, 2015

Nigeria
Play RTR3RK5T_EC.jpg Assessing Nigeria's Economy

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the state of the Nigerian economy in the context of recent developments.

April 14, 2015

Nigeria
Play RTR4VABA_EC.jpg Understanding Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Election

Experts discuss the post-election outlook for the state of Nigeria.

July 15, 2014

Israel
Elhanan_Cropped FINAL On the Death of a Friend in Israel

On the Death of a Friend in Israel My friend Elhanan Harlev died on July 1st after a long illness. We had an odd friendship. He was an Israeli by way of Germany and Argentina. I am a kid from Long I…

November 22, 2013

China
Paramilitary policemen walk past Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region on November 17, 2013 (Rooney Chen). Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 22, 2013

Will Piekos and Darcie Draudt look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Bloomberg dogged by self-censorship questions. Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who worked on an unpublished…

June 10, 2013

Defense and Security
President John F. Kennedy delivers the commencement address at American University on June 10, 1963 (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston). TWE Remembers: JFK’s "Strategy of Peace" Speech

Commencement addresses have figured prominently in American foreign policy. Whether it was FDR ending the pretense that the United States would remain rigidly neutral in World War II in a speech at t…