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July 21, 2015

China
Anti-Intellectualism II The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part II

In my last blog post, I examined the rise of anti-intellectualism in China from a historical perspective. As if to corroborate my argument, last week police in China’s Jiangxi province detained Wang …

April 22, 2015

Turkey
The King of the Arab Street Vs. The Pope The King of the Arab Street vs. the Pope

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. As the world commemorates the centennial of the Armenian genocide this week, Turkey’s government once ag…

February 16, 2015

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enoug…

February 17, 2014

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enoug…

December 30, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The sun sets over Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. (Mike Hutchings/Courtesy Reuters) Remembering Ten World Figures Who Died in 2013

Last Thursday, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2013 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy through their vision, service, intellect, or courage. Below are ten world figures who died in 2013. Ea…

October 17, 2013

Regional Organizations
Mayors pose for picture during the Rio+C40 Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change in Rio de Janeiro Start Spreading the News: Can Cities Govern the World?

Benjamin Barber doesn’t just love cities. He’s convinced they hold the secret to effective, democratic global governance. As nation-states and international institutions flail in addressing transnati…

February 15, 2013

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Monday is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. Enjoy the three-day w…

February 8, 2013

Defense and Security
The Presidential Inbox: U.S. Defense Spending

This meeting will be part of a series on the U.S. presidential inbox that examines the major issues confronting the administration in the foreign policy arena.

February 8, 2013

Defense and Security
The Presidential Inbox: U.S. Defense Spending

Experts analyze how changes in defense spending would affect U.S. military strategy.

March 22, 2012

Asia
Former Khmer Rouge leader "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (C) sits in the court room at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, December 5, 2011. Another Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Earlier this week, another of the foreign judges on the Khmer Rouge (KR) tribunal quit: Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet from Switzerland. According to press reports and his own statement, he quit because of …