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June 14, 2022

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The U.S. Army turns 247 years old today.  

Two soldiers hold a U.S. flag behind a soldier administering an oath to another solider on a beach.

June 21, 2022

Israel
The Partisan Gap in Support for Israel Seems Permanent

Polls taken in 2021 and 2022 show a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in their levels of support for Israel and for the Palestinians.

June 20, 2022

Human Rights
Human Rights NGOs: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

International human rights NGOs are important champions of basic human rights, but must be subject to careful assessment themselves.

December 17, 2012

Health
Emerging Voices: Daniel Elliott on International Corporate Volunteerism

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Daniel Elliott, program mana…

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April 19, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: General Douglas MacArthur’s Speech to Congress

Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…

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March 4, 2022

United States
The New Cold War

Putin's invasion of Ukraine and partnership with Xi have forced the United States into a new Cold War. Can the United States gain victory this time?

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May 3, 2022

China
The Ukraine War, China, and Taiwan            

What lessons will Xi Jinping learn from the war in Ukraine?

December 1, 2021

United States
TWE History-Related Blogs and Videos

A list of all blog posts and videos reflecting on historical events from The Water's Edge. 

The U.S. Capitol Building is flanked by two rows of U.S. flags.

April 23, 2022

Russia
The Heroism of Vladimir Kara-Murza

The Russian democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has been imprisoned, and his heroism must be saluted.

April 19, 2022

United Nations
The Biden Administrations Flirts with Dangerous Moves to Weaken U.S. Veto Power in the United Nations

The U.N. General Assembly is debating a move to weaken veto power in the Security Council, and the Biden administration is supporting the draft. But weakening the veto is clearly against U.S. interes…