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America's Nuclear Meltdown Towards "Global Zero" Lavina Lee
Category: The World Today Published: May 2011
The Obama Administration ought to ensure that, in making moves toward zero, the U.S. will, in fact, receive concrete, reciprocal concessions from China and India regarding their own nuclear disarmament. . . .
 
Blasphemy's Assault on Free Speech Paul Marshall
Category: The World Today Published: July 2012
America's Founders, who had broken with an old order that was rife with religious persecution and warfare, forbade laws impeding free exercise of religion, abridging freedom of speech, or infringing freedom of the press. We today must do likewise.
 
Bracing for the "Forever" War Llewellyn D. Howell
Category: The World Today Published: March 2015
"There will not be any 'victory' against the Islamic State. This [conflict] will go on for decades. We should prepare for that future.
 
Doing Business with China Murray Weidenbaum
Category: The World Today Published: November 2006
The path to prosperity remains tricky in the People's Republic of China, but American entrepreneurs and businessmen--as well as the Chinese themselves--finally appear to be on the road to, if not riches, at least resolve.
 
Each Month, 45,000 Die in Congo
News View Category: The World Today Published: April 2009
 
Falling Into the Afghan Trap Gerald E. Marsh
Category: The World Today Published: May 2009
". . . The U.S. is bogged down in tactical responses to Taliban initiatives. Little by little, the Soviet experience is becoming more and more relevant."
 
Is Europe's Economic Giant Sputtering? Murray Weidenbaum
Category: The World Today Published: March 2007
"What economists call structural rigidities in Germany's labor market have slowed down the pace of ecoonomic activity. They have made it more difficult for Germany industry to adjust to unexpected shocks and changes, notably low-cost competition. . . ."
 
ISIS on the Recruitment Trail Johnnie Moore
Category: The World Today Published: July 2015
"So, just what drives someone to join a suicidal movement famous for burning captives alive, sexual slavery of children, the beheading of thousands, ethnic cleansing of religious minorities … and the indiscriminate destruction of ancient relics and art?"
 
Isolationism No Longer Is an Option Tony Blair
Category: The World Today Published: March 2005
"We never should underestimate the capacity of people to make a difference and rise to new challenges. The question is whether the hopes of the people are matched by the will of their leaders."
 
Making Headway in Basra Gordon Brown
Category: The World Today Published: September 2008
The United Kingdom's Prime Minister likes the progress he sees in Iraq, as the British and Americans continue to cede control of the country to the native population.
 
Overcoming Obama's Foreign Policy Missteps Tom Cotton
Category: The World Today Published: January 2016
"[Pres. Barack Obama's] disregard for the Treaty Clause is the height of hubris. It mistakes tunnel vision for principle, closed-mindedness for superior wisdom, and presonal legacy for the vital national interest."
 
Parting with Illusions: Developing a Realistic Approach to Relations with Russia Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Category: The World Today Published: November 2008
The US government should be concerned largely w/ Russia's behavior beyond its borders, and deal with Moscow on a quid pro quo basis. This requires a change in attitude, away from a post-Cold War American triumphalism back to a more realistic approach.
 
Pedal Power Goes Global Janet Larsen
Category: The World Today Published: July 2013
"Bike-sharing cities are finding that promoting the bicycle as a transport option can lead to more mobility and safer streets for all."
 
Pirates: Scourge of the Modern Seas Llewellyn D. Howell
Category: The World Today Published: May 2006
Crews have been kidnapped and murdered, passengers robbed and raped, and oil shipments stolen for resale on the black market, but the real danger may be the possibility of suicide bombers destroying one of the world's major port cities.
 
Save-the-World Conferences Are on the Rise Jeremy Wiesen
Category: The World Today Published: March 2006
"For the global needy, the fact that these conferences and similar ones are taking place shows that there is a new sense of worldwide caring."
 
Terrorism's Violence Warp Llewellyn D. Howell
Category: The World Today Published: January 2005
"The Bush Administration, from the very beginning, has failed to define accurately the conflict with Islamic terrorists."
 
The Asia Pivot: Problems, Problems, Problems Doug Bandow
Category: The World Today Published: March 2017
Can Pres. Donald Trump succeed where the Obama Administration failed?--by employing China to help reel in a burgeoning (and unstable) nuclear threat in North Korea.
 
The Beat Goes on--and on and on Gerald E. Marsh
Category: The World Today Published: November 2015
"The key to understanding the current chaos in the Middle East is to recognize that the primary identity of its people its with their religion, sect, tribe, and family--not the states formed" following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire.
 
The CIA and Defense Department Knew of Iraqi Insurgency--but Did Nothing Stephen F. Hayes
Category: The World Today Published: May 2007
"The U.S. intelligence community . . . steadfastly has resisted serious attempts to exploit and release the information captured in postwar Iraq."
 
The Folly of Afghan Opium Eradication James A. Nathan
Category: The World Today Published: March 2009
"Purchasing the whole crop of an entire country, at whatever price, would take it away from the traffickers without cutting more than half the economy out of Afghanistan."
 
The Growing Lone Wolf Threat from ISIS and Other Players Michael E. Nathanson
Category: the World Today Published: January 2017
"…We must agree that there is an enemy and, unlike outgoing Pres. Barack Obama, we must name it (radical Islamic terrorism) and pursue it in earnest. This is a war…"
 
The New Russia vs. the Old Soviet Union: Is the New Boss Just Like the Old Boss? Andrei Illarionov
Category: The World Today Published: November 2008
Global leaders may be distracted by events in Iraq & the economic stage--the recession clearly has spread well beyond the borders of the suddenly floundering US--but if they are not careful, they just might wake up to discover another Cold War has begun.
 
Trying to Understand Putin and Obama Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Category: The World Today Published: January 2016
The Russian president "seeks to make his nation the world's preeminent military power," while his American counterpart "almost immediately upon taking office…began alienating U.S. allies."
 
Unmasking Terrorist Identity Fraud Norman A. Wilcox , Thomas M. Regan
Category: The World Today Published: September 2005
Terrorists do not limit their criminal activities to creating mayhem, as they often resort to traditional fraud schemes to fund their extensive operations.
 
Why Is the U.S. Weaponizing Outer Space? Craig Eisendrath
Category: The World Today Published: January 2007
Using the Rumsfeld Commission Report as its blueprint, America appears determined to load up the heavens with a technologically advanced--an prohibitively expensive--arsenal, much to the chagrin of enemies and allies alike.
 
Will Bill Clinton's Global Initiative Change the World? Jeremy Wiesen
Category: The World Today Published: November 2005
"Call it impact philanthropy, 21st century noblesse oblige, or just good, old-fashioned social activism, the spirit is there, but something vital is missing--a prioritized framework or model that works."
 
Will World Population Implode? James W. Thomson
Category: The World Today Published: July 2009
The implication is that the declining white populations of the Western nations will be replaced by mostly nonwhite immigrants and their descendents in a drawn-out scenario reminiscent of the disappearance of the Neanderthals from Europe 30,000 years ago.
 
Woe Is the Politics of Immigration James W. Thomson
Category: The World Today Published: November 2007
"Mass immigration is likely to continue unchecked with scant regard for the welfare of the average American citizen, as its impetus is founded on business' quest for cheap labor and anticipated political gains by the major parties. . . ."
 
World Monuments' Watchdogs Bonnie Burnham
Category: The World Today Published: January 2012
This year's Watch entails 67 sites in 41 countries & territories. These locales vividly illustrate the ever-more pressing need to create a balance between heritage concerns & the social, economic, & environmental interests of communities around the world.