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July 5, 2017

Global Governance
Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters What's at Stake at the G20 Summit

Will the leaders' gathering in Hamburg find consensus on pressing global economic issues? Experts from many of the group's member states assess prospects.

May 31, 2017

China
Trump-Xi-Mar-a-Lago What Would Trump Do if There Were Another Tiananmen Incident?

Margaret K. Lewis is a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law and a Fulbright research fellow at National Taiwan University School of Law. As the world reflects on this week’s ann…

December 22, 2016

India
may-modi The Indian Economy Has Not Overtaken the UK (But It Will, Soon)

Is the Indian economy now bigger than that of the United Kingdom (UK)? Despite what you may have read, the answer to that, right now, is no. Over the past few days, the Indian press has been brimm…

June 28, 2016

Israel
Israel to Head UN Committee for the First Time: So Much for Isolation

The argument that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the world took another blow this month when--for the first time in the history of the United Nations and of Israel--the Israeli ambassado…

March 4, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Common Sense and Courage on Egypt

Senator John McCain is a rare voice both of common sense and--because common sense on Egypt is so rare--of courage when it comes to U.S. relations with that key Arab country. Last week he issued thi…

January 29, 2014

Corporate Governance
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Obama's State of the Union: A Missed Opportunity for Progress

President Obama has been nothing if not a model of consistency in his State of the Union speeches, focusing again and again on the critical need to lift up America’s struggling middle classes. There …

April 24, 2012

Americas
edit latam State or Market Led? Brazil’s Struggle to Improve Infrastructure and IT

Yesterday I attended the annual Brazil Summit in New York, organized by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. What struck me in the presentations (reinforcing what I heard during my last two vi…

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…

December 16, 2016

Global
Play RTX2S9NQ_EC.jpg A Conversation With Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the role of the United Nations in a changing global landscape.

September 12, 2016

United States
Play RTR37SUS_EC.jpg The State of Intelligence: Fifteen Years After 9/11

Experts discuss developments in counterterrorism and intelligence gathering in the past fifteen years, including lessons learned since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.