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World Leaders to Watch in 2018

World Leaders to Watch in 2018

As traditional values are tested and global economies shift, three political figures stand in positions to change the fabric of world affairs. Since Kim Jong-un became supreme leader in 2011, he has refocused the global spotlight on the Hermit Kingdom. North Korea’s threats aimed at the...

Ratko Mladic is Convicted of War Crimes

Ratko Mladic is Convicted of War Crimes

Ratko Mladić has been convicted, but justice hasn’t entirely been served in The Hague. The conviction of Ratko Mladić in The Hague for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War hardly came as a big surprise. The evidence was strong and stacked up...

The People of Catalonia Demand Their Right to Vote

The People of Catalonia Demand Their Right to Vote

Catalonia's right to an independence referendum has been denied for years. These are historical times for Catalonia and we, the people, feel the ownership of it all as we feel the support of our government. It has all been worth the time and the effort of so many, for so long. Make no...

Guam: Today’s Cuban Missile Crisis?

Guam: Today’s Cuban Missile Crisis?

US grandstanding over Guam would not be so worrying if it were not for the possible involvement of nuclear weapons. The standoff between North Korea and the United States has been brewing since the leadership changed in both countries. Kim Jong-un has been consolidating his position and...

How Trump Could Blunder Into War With China

How Trump Could Blunder Into War With China

China may bully its neighbors, but turning foreign territorial disputes into a superpower conflict between nuclear-armed rivals would be a huge mistake. In his January 13 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson made an extraordinary...

Does India Need a Radically Different Approach for Rapid Growth?

Does India Need a Radically Different Approach for Rapid Growth?

Participants at the 2017 One Globe Forum in New Delhi suggested ways India can overcome the challenges that stand in the way of its transition to a knowledge economy. India recently went through major upheaval when the government launched a sudden demonetization exercise in November 2016 and...

Life Behind the Burqa in Afghanistan

Life Behind the Burqa in Afghanistan

Photojournalist Paula Bronstein unveils the ongoing stigma against women in Afghanistan. Once upon a time, Afghanistan was considered to be progressive compared to its neighboring countries. But in recent decades, it has taken a dramatic shift toward conservative Islam. In the 1960s and 1970s,...

Fire Ants March in Divided America

Fire Ants March in Divided America

Without conscience there will be no resistance, and without resistance, conscience will again shrivel on some pious vine of good intentions. If you are in the wilderness being stalked by a large predator, you probably won’t notice the fire ants headed for your crotch until it is too...

India’s 2017 Budget: Why Prudence Trumped Populism

India’s 2017 Budget: Why Prudence Trumped Populism

India’s new federal budget contained few radical moves. But that was reason enough for the stock market to celebrate. It was a budget that nearly never was. The Indian government had to wait until January 23 for Supreme Court permission to present the federal budget on February 1. The reason:...

China Transformed: A New Balance of Power

China Transformed: A New Balance of Power

At a time when nationalism is on the rise, China is at a crossroads. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. The transformation of China is the most important global economic story of the past 40 years. It has changed the balance of power on the Eurasian landmass, in ways we are only...

Tanzania: LNG Project Stalls as Uncertainty Rises

Tanzania: LNG Project Stalls as Uncertainty Rises

Despite high-profile efforts to accelerate the development of Tanzania’s liquid natural gas assets, there remains no clear timeline for completion. Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered officials to accelerate work on a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in August 2016, but the...

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