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July 6, 2017

Donald Trump
Trump in Warsaw: Introducing “Nationalist Internationalism”

In his major speech in Poland today, President Donald J. Trump pledged that the United States will work with its allies to defend “Western civilization” from “dire threats to our security and way of …

Trump in Poland

May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…

President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

June 27, 2016

Cuba
Bush Gives the Medal of Freedom to a Cuban Hero

In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded the Medal of Freedom in absentia to the Cuban human rights and democracy activist Oscar Elias Biscet. This week, he was able to place the award on Biscet’s s…

President Bush Medal Freedom Oscar Biscet

January 25, 2015

Human Rights
No "Gentleman’s Agreement" for Jews in Sweden

The book "Gentleman’s Agreement," by Laura Z. Hobson, appeared in 1947, followed by the film of the same name starring Gregory Peck (and winning three Oscars). The plot is simple: a journalist assig…

February 10, 2015

Israel
Buji and Bibi

Israel’s election campaign continues day after day, hot and heavy, with five weeks to go. Prime Minister Netanyahu has struck a blow with the best campaign ad so far, and it can be found here with En…

May 2, 2014

Iran
Chlorine, Nukes, and American Credibility

One of the greatest Israeli concerns about a possible nuclear deal with Iran goes beyond the terms of any deal itself to the issue of enforcement.  The issue is summed up in a Laura Rozen piece: The…

April 10, 2014

Economics
Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Rwanda

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Benjamin D. Stone, director …

Artisan entrepreneurs receive business training from Indego Africa at their cooperative, Covanya, in Nyamata, Rwanda, 2011 (Courtesy Benjamin D. Stone, copyright Indego Africa).

February 27, 2014

Development
Navigating Tensions in Social Enterprise

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Benjamin D. Stone, director …

IA Artisan Partner

February 12, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Drug War

In the past three decade Mexico has undergone widespread political and economic transformations, becoming an electoral democracy and cultivating a growing middle class. Despite this real progress, Me…