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August 4, 2015

China
How to Make Compromise Compelling: Christensen and Goldstein on U.S.-China Relations

Sitting on the beach—or less fortuitously in an office—with nothing better to do in the last weeks of summer than read a few books on U.S.-China relations? You might want to pick up the new books by …

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets China's President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit, in The Hague March 24 2014. Obama began crisis talks with his European allies on Monday after Ukraine announced the evacuation of its troops from Crimea, effectively yielding the region to Russian forces which stormed one of Kiev's last bases there. Obama, who has imposed tougher sanctions on Moscow than European leaders over its seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, will seek support for his fi

March 5, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Innovating Africa Out of Poverty

Known for his ground-breaking business theories on “jobs to be done,” Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School has a new book on disruptive innovation, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out Of Poverty. I sat down with the book’s co-author, Efosa Ojomo, who leads the global prosperity research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, to learn how policymakers can apply the book’s findings in Africa.

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June 26, 2019

Religion
Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

C. D. Glin, Andrew Small, and Jen Spies evaluate equity, development, and innovation in sub-Saharan Africa, with Michelle D. Gavin moderating.

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February 5, 2019

Kosovo
A Conversation with Hashim Thaçi

President Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo discusses his country's ten years of independence, its progress in joining international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, and the coun…

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November 14, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Deep Fakes and the Next Generation of Influence Operations

This panel identifies guidelines tech companies can follow to limit their negative use and offer views on how governments should react to deep fakes, if at all. 

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September 6, 2016

Iran
Obama: See No Evil, See No Enemies

Two almost simultaneous events in recent days have shed even more light on the Obama administration’s treatment of America’s enemies. In Cuba, a Marxist, pro-Russian, anti-American tyranny, the ad…

December 5, 2016

Global
Niall Ferguson’s “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist” Wins 2016 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

Historian Niall Ferguson has won the fifteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist (Penguin Press), the first in a two-volume biogr…

October 28, 2016

China
How Chinese People View Their Country’s Public Health Challenges

Last week, Phoenix TV, the largest private-held television company in China, broadcast my forty-minute lecture (styled similarly to a TED talk) on China’s public health challenges (the video is avail…

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May 16, 2016

Nicaragua
Nicaragua and the Russians--Again

According to USAID, "with a per capita income of $1,239 in 2011, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere." Moreover, "the average number of years of schooling in Nicaragua i…

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…