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Candidate Clinton: The Foreign Policy Dimension

From a global perspective, Hillary Clinton’s instincts on foreign policy, despite serving for four years as U.S. Secretary of State and eight years …

The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: A Survivor Remembers

On April 15, 2015 it will be the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the British army of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. The …

Hillary Clinton's Arduous Road to the White House in 2016

It is said that the 2016 race to become the next President of the United States is Hillary Clinton’s to lose. And just as it was in 2008 during the …

At Home in Cuba's Campoamor Theatre

Photographer Thomas Heckner enjoys traveling and meeting people of different cultures to find out about their ways of living and surviving. “If my …

The Unmaking of American Foreign Policy

On February 11, 2015, President Obama asked the U.S. Congress for authority to make war on Islamic jihadists.<p>The more bellicose members of Congress, …

Will Iran Become a Successful Emerging Market?

Iran has reached an agreement with the United States and five other countries to curtail its nuclear development program in return for economic …

Turkey’s Important Balancing Act

Over recent years, Turkey has seen steadily increasing female labor force participation, albeit from very <b>low levels</b>. Gains in education have been …

How the New AIIB Dwarfs the Asian Development Bank

After the UK decision to join <b>Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank</b> in March 2015, a slew of Western and Asian countries filed applications to join the …

Taking Stock of the World's Billionaires

One of the surprising bestsellers in 2014 was a dense academic tome by the French economist Thomas Piketty. In “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” …

Today’s Asia and Europe’s Identity

Europe’s response to its diminished position on the world stage and to the new economic competition it faces around the globe has been underwhelming. …

China: Where Young Men Are Looking for Brides

China’s family planning policy of the 1970s, an urgent and necessary measure to limit the growth of its huge population, prevented an estimated 400 …