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September 16, 2009

Pakistan
Covering ’One Of The Most Frightening Places On Earth’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journal…

March 14, 2012

China
Challenging China’s Trade Practices

The U.S. move to launch a case against China at the WTO over its cap on exporting rare earth metals is the latest international effort to hold China accountable to international trade standards, expl…

June 18, 2015

Vatican City
How to Read Pope Francis on the Environment

The pope’s encyclical on the environment carries a profoundly religious message about care for the earth, wedded to a new call for activism, say religious scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.

October 14, 2010

China
The Rising Chinese Consumer

Despite global tensions over China’s currency and trade policies, U.S. businesses stand to benefit from China’s waning labor surplus and its growing consumer affluence, says Princeton University’s JC…

February 6, 2018

Olympics
The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event.

September 8, 2009

United States
Obama Will Play A Major Role at UN General Assembly

Thomas J. Miller, a veteran U.S. diplomat, says President Barack Obama should highlight the value of multilateral diplomacy and the tension between north and south Sudan in his UN General Assembly sp…

May 23, 2011

Pakistan
A Low in Cycle of U.S.-Pakistan Ties

The killing of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. raid near Pakistan’s top military academy has fueled concerns about Pakistan’s support for Islamist radicals, but a resolution of the Kashmir dispute would he…

May 29, 2007

Iran
Sadjadpour: Revolutionary Guards Have Financial Interest in Keeping Iran Isolated

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian-American who served for several years in Iran for the International Crisis Group, says he believes elements within the Revolutionary Guards have an economic motivation in…

July 18, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Romberg: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Key Issue to Be Resolved

Alan D. Romberg, a longtime State Department expert on North Korea, says an important element in the agreement on Pyongyang halting its nuclear activities is the future of nuclear weapons already pro…

November 5, 2007

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Markey: Crucial To Hold Pakistan Elections on Time in January

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia, says Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s emergency decree runs the risk of alienating so many different opposition groups that a …