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June 27, 2014

Austria
TWE Remembers: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

A loving couple. An heir to the throne. A wife shunned by her husband’s family. Two countries bitterly at odds. A shadowy secret organization. Security officials indifferent to their responsibilities…

Archduke

June 9, 2011

Development
Challenges and Opportunities in Africa: A Conversation with Nicky Oppenheimer

Nicky Oppenheimer, chairman of De Beers, discusses business challenges and opportunities in Africa, as well as the importance of diversifying Africa's economic base and sustainable development. This…

June 9, 2011

Development
Challenges and Opportunities in Africa: A Conversation with Nicky Oppenheimer

Join Nicky Oppenheimer as he discusses some of the lessons and opportunities for Africa that have arisen from the global economic crisis, including how business contributes to sustainable developme…

June 9, 2011

Development
Challenges and Opportunities in Africa: A Conversation with Nicky Oppenheimer

Africa today remains a hotspot for potential investors, despite persistent political and economic instability in a number of areas. Demand for commodities, a rising consumer class, and infrastructure…

July 23, 2019

North Korea
Sino-U.S. Strategic Competition Impedes a Nuclear Deal With North Korea

The Chinese view an expanding North Korean nuclear program as hastening the erosion of American credibility throughout Asia, and eventually contributing to China’s assumption of the role of regional …

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 9, 2017.

January 10, 2019

Disasters
Averting Global Catastrophe: A New IIGG Blog Series

Nature and technology pose a worrying array of threats to twenty-first century civilization. These global menaces and the catastrophic risks associated with them are the subject of a new Internationa…

A mushroom cloud expands on the horizon.

June 14, 2011

Development
Business Opportunities in Africa

Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman of De Beers, discusses how businesses can benefit from entering Africa, and contribute to sustainable growth and development in the continent. "Africa, I think, is going t…

March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.

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June 17, 2017

Human Rights
Trump Si, Castro No

Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the terrible Obama policy toward Cuba. Why? Because the Obama policy was values-free, granting all sorts of advantag…

April 26, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Lessons from the U.S. Entry Into World War I

Today I had the good luck to talk with three distinguished historians, John Milton Cooper, Jennifer Keene, and Jay Winik about the U.S. decision to enter World War I. All three shared sharp insights …

U.S. soldiers of the 82nd Division stand in formation at Camp Gordon, Georgia in 1917