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February 13, 2018

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.

January 8, 2018

Vietnam
Play Vietnam 'The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam'

Max Boot discusses his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. 

March 15, 2016

Trade
India's Landmark WTO Challenge to the United States

In the midst of a xenophobic U.S. presidential campaign in which candidates in both parties have harangued China and Japan over their trade policies, and leading Republicans have called for a "great …

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

November 28, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Paul B. Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy, "preventive engagement," for how the United States can manage an increasingly turbulent world and reduce the risk of costly military commitments.

July 10, 2012

Trade
A New York subway conductor checks the train doors before departing Columbus Circle station in December 2005 (Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Why Do U.S. Subways Still Have Drivers?

Despite their successful implementation on rail transit systems on every continent, no U.S. mass transit system employs driverless trains (The Atlantic). Automated trains reduce labor costs and sched…

October 31, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
A general view of the Church of Holy Sepulchre during the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem’s Old City April 23, 2011. (Courtesy REUTERS/Baz Ratner). Christianity in the Middle East

A general view of the Church of Holy Sepulchre during the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City April 23, 2011. (Courtesy REUTERS/Baz Ratner). The decline of Christianity…

April 26, 2017

Political History and Theory
Play RTX34CSF_EC.jpg U.S. Entry Into World War I: Lessons One Hundred Years Later

One hundred years ago this month, the United States declared war on Germany and thereby entered World War I. Experts discuss why the United States entered "the Great War," the consequences it had for…

March 30, 2017

Global
Podcast RTX329UJ_EC.jpg Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.