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December 28, 2018

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2018

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2018 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

Kofi Annan addresses a news conference UN headquarters in New York, 1997. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.

August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

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May 1, 2012

Human Rights
The Trouble With Europe

From time to time come reminders that the disease of anti-Semitism remains deeply embedded and very widespread in Europe. Some of these are predictable, coming from the extreme right or extreme left,…

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Excerpt: Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy

Read an excerpt of Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy.

October 15, 2013

Fossil Fuels
The Shale Gas and Tight Oil Boom

Introduction U.S. policymakers have been concerned about the country's dependence on imported energy since World War II. Those concerns were highlighted in the 1970s when episodes of sharply risin…

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December 20, 2006

Disasters
Assessing the Tsunami Warning System

Two years after a tsunami devastated several Indian Ocean countries, a rudimentary warning system is in place. But coordination and funding concerns have slowed plans for a permanent regional system.

May 22, 2007

Global
Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: Holding World Leaders Accountable to Reducing Global Poverty and Protecting Civilians

Watch Jan Egeland, special adviser to the secretary-general of the United Nations, discuss the current state of international humanitarian affairs and how world leaders can be more involved in solvin…

May 22, 2007

Global
Holding World Leaders Accountable to Reducing Global Poverty and Protecting Civilians

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