The soft power of America's open society has once again come to the rescue of its hard power misadventures, this time by coming clean on the post-9/11 practice of torture. As China and several other countries intensify their crackdown on the ... Huffington Post, 5 days ago
If the sharply contrasting views of students in Xian or Beijing and Hong Kong are any indication, Deng Xiaoping's ideal formulation of "one country, two systems" has morphed into another reality: one country, two dreams. George Chen writes that ...Huffington Post, 1 week ago
Billionaire J. Christopher Burch stood at the entrance to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair as hordes of collectors swarmed the booths. He said he wanted to buy art to eventually give to his six children. What kind of works was he looking for? ...BusinessWeek, 1 week ago
Henry Ferguson/WorldPost Illustration As Pope Francis slammed Europe as "elderly and haggard" in an address this week in Strasbourg, the speaker of the Polish parliament, Radek Sikorski , warned in the WorldPost that Europe's starkest challenge ...Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago Weekend Roundup: Can an 'Elderly and Haggard' Europe Defend a 'World of Rules' Against Russia? Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago
On the same day this week that President Obama announced a measure that could give legal protection to 5 million undocumented immigrants, massive protests raged across Mexico against the impunity and corruption that led to the horrific massacre of ...Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago
Weekend Roundup: The Inconvenient Truth About the Xi-Obama Deal -- It Takes a Strong State to Fight Climate Change
It takes a strong state, not (to paraphrase Hillary Clinton) a democratic village, to aggressively fight climate change. This is the inconvenient message emerging in the wake of the Xi-Obama deal on global warming announced in Beijing this week. ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
Weekend Roundup: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Is the World Dividing into Blocs Again?
The world is at a tipping point. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ensuing rise of China and other emerging economies, fragile institutions -- the Asia Pacific Economic Community summit taking place in Beijing and the G-20 ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
The savagery of ISIS, the slaughterhouse of Syria's civil war, the marauding militias in Libya and the restored autocracy in Egypt have devoured the hopes of the Facebook generation that spawned the Arab Spring. In Tunisia alone the spirit of the ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
This week, Pope Francis sought to push ajar the heavy door of doctrine to accommodate the reality of modern families. In China, leaders of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement sat down for talks with authorities while the Central Committee of the ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
This week, as Baghdad is under siege from within and Kobani is poised to fall to ISIS fighters, the question of "Who Lost Iraq?" is taking center stage. Many, including some former insiders, are quick to blame President Obama for pulling American ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
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