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THE FALL AND RISE OF THE WEST

A HARD EDUCATION

After 13 years of war, the loss of many thousands of lives, and the expenditure of trillions of dollars, what has the United States...

 
 
 

RACE IN THE MODERN WORLD

In 1900, in his “Address to the Nations of the World” at the first Pan-African Conference, in London, W. E. B. Du Bois proclaimed that...

AN ENDURING PEACE BUILT ON FREEDOM

Since the dawn of our republic, Americans have believed that our nation was created for a purpose. We are, as Alexander Hamilton said,...

 
 
 

RISING TO A NEW GENERATION OF GLOBAL CHALLENGES

WASHINGTON DIVIDED Less than six years after 9/11, Washington is as divided and conflicted over foreign policy as it has been at any...

THE TRUE LESSONS OF THE RECESSION

According to the conventional interpretation of the global economic recession, growth has ground to a halt in the West because demand...

 
 
 

FOOD AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AFRICA

African agriculture has long been a symbol of the continent's poverty. Officials considered the hundreds of millions of African smallholder...

BROKEN BRICS

 
 
 

DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION

American politics today are marked by dysfunction, discontent, and ideological churn on both sides of the aisle. Since the distraction...

TRUMP'S FLAWED PLAN TO OUST MADURO

On January 23, the Venezuelan National Assembly swore in 35-year-old Juan Guaidó as the country's interim president. In the hours and...

 
 
 

HELMAND'S FLOWER THAT THREATENS US ALL

A peace deal in Afghanistan may be on the horizon. The latest round of high-level negotiations between the United States and the Taliban...

THE TWO-DEGREE DELUSION

Global carbon emissions rose again in 2017, disappointing hopes that the previous three years of near zero growth marked an inflection...

 
 
 

PAKISTAN AND THE MYTH OF “TOO DANGEROUS TO FAIL”

On January 1, U.S. President Donald Trump sent out a tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies and deceit” and then threatened to cut off all...

WHY THE PROTESTS WON'T CHANGE IRAN'S FOREIGN POLICY

On December 28, 2017, protests broke out in Mashhad, a city in northeastern Iran. By the time the rest of the world was celebrating...

 
 
 

WHY THE TALIBAN ISN'T WINNING IN AFGHANISTAN

We must face facts,” remarked Senator John McCain in August 2017, “ we are losing in Afghanistan and time is of the essence if we intend...

RECLAIMING GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

The international system that the United States and its allies created after World War II has benefited the entire world, but global...

 
 
 

THE MYTH OF THE LIBERAL ORDER

Among the debates that have swept the U.S. foreign policy community since the beginning of the Trump administration, alarm about the...

GLOBAL HEALTH GETS A CHECKUP

The World Health Organization was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations charged with improving global public...

 
 
 

NATO IS THRIVING IN SPITE OF TRUMP

NATO's foreign ministers will gather in Washington, D.C., on April 4 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the alliance. But their festivities...

GETTING REAL ABOUT IRAN

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has singled out Iran as a uniquely dangerous regional actor that must be confronted for the sake...

 
 
 



New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

The ban includes assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and "military style semi-automatic rifles" like the weapons used in last Friday's attacks on two Christchurch mosques. Read more ...

‘Look at her, could she ever hurt anyone?' Coach defends US skater accused...

‘Look at her, could she ever hurt anyone?' Coach defends US skater accused of slashing rival

Renowned figure skating coach Rafael Arutyunyan has denied allegations that one of his charges, Mariah Bell, deliberately slashed South Korean rival Lim Eun-soo during an... Read more ...

Trump's hyped free speech order will ask colleges to do what they already...

Trump's hyped free speech order will ask colleges to do what they already have to

President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon is set to sign his much-hyped executive order on campus free speech - which he has vowed will require colleges to "support free... Read more ...

Family seeks 'Disney-mad' nanny to dress as princesses for $53,000

Family seeks 'Disney-mad' nanny to dress as princesses for $53,000

Imagine getting paid $53,000 to babysit while dressed as a Disney princess. Read more ...

Boeing charged extra for safety features that may have prevented crashes

Boeing charged extra for safety features that may have prevented crashes

The crashed Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air jetliners lacked two safety features that could have helped avert the disasters because Boeing charged extra to have them installed... Read more ...

George W. Bush Posts Photo of a First

George W. Bush Posts Photo of a First

Since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has become a painter and a pal of a former first lady. On Wednesday, he posted a photo about a new accomplishment: notching his... Read more ...

Biogen is crashing after scrapping its late-stage Alzheimer's drug trials

Biogen is crashing after scrapping its late-stage Alzheimer's drug trials

Biogen and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai said Thursday they would discontinue late-stage Alzheimer's drug trials. Shares of Biogen crashed more than 25% in... Read more ...

Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

A woman has sued Harvard University, claiming the school has "shamelessly" turned a profit from images of two 19th century slaves she says are her ancestors. Read more ...

Facebook used experimental audio tech to shut down videos that AI missed...

Facebook used experimental audio tech to shut down videos that AI missed after the New Zealand mosque massacres

Facebook has said it deployed experimental audio tech to support its AI in detecting and blocking copies of the New Zealand mosque shootings video. In a blog published on... Read more ...

March Madness live bracket: Full schedule, scores, how to watch 2019 NCAA...

March Madness live bracket: Full schedule, scores, how to watch 2019 NCAA Tournament games

Keep track of all the 2019 NCAA Tournament action with Sporting News' live bracket, including scores, updates and a full TV schedule for every game and every round throughout... Read more ...