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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

The world's toughest job? Meet the woman trying to convince tourists to visit Fukushima

There can be few tougher jobs than the one that Zoe Vincent has taken on.<p>More than five years after the east coast of Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake in living memory – a magnitude nine tremor that triggered a devastating tsunami which, in turn, crippled three nuclear reactors – the …

Every iPhone 7 rumor, ranked from most to least likely

The iPhone 7 is about to drop, which means Apple will finally put the many rumors surrounding the phone to rest.<p>Apple's launch event — which will be …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

Productivity

Thoughts on the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

More on:<p>Digital Policy<p>Diplomacy and International Institutions<p>International Organizations<p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos was …

The main political rifts in the Middle East

A Guide to Thesis Writing That Is a Guide to Life

“How to Write a Thesis,” by Umberto Eco, first appeared on Italian bookshelves in 1977. For Eco, the playful philosopher and novelist best known for his work on semiotics, there was a practical reason for writing it. Up until 1999, a thesis of original research was required of every student …

Speech: UK aid in 2015: The progress so far and the priorities ahead

Watch: video recording of Justine Greening’s speech at IDSWhat role does the UK have to play in creating a fairer and more sustainable world by …

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

India

(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

(Actually) True<br>War<br>Stories<br>at<br>NBC News<p>The trouble didn’t start with Brian Williams.<p>Illustration by André Carrilho<p><b>On a snowy evening in December</b>, Brian …

The MacBook's new trackpad will change the way you click

Monday’s Apple event gave people who follow Apple news plenty to talk about. But for Mac users, the biggest news probably has to do with all the ways …

How Islamic Is the Islamic State?

It is difficult to forget the names, or the images, of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning and Peter Kassig. The barbaric …

Islam

Polity | Polity Books

DevBalls

<b>Sir,</b> We reject entirely the foul suggestion in DevBalls’ current edition that there is a contradiction between PwC’s international development and …

Cut Short

It was a welcome and rare sight: a rebel army in retreat. Last November, one of the most feared rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo …

Was Britain Right To Go To War In 1914? | Standpoint

<b>Wounded French soldiers during the Battle of Argonne, 1918: Trench warfare was costly in lives but not always disproportionately so (credit: UIGVIA,</b> …

Geopolitics

What to Read on Foreign Aid

Over the course of the twentieth century, the richer, more industrialized nations of the world shifted from seeing the poorer nations as targets of …

The uses of force - Military power

Special report<p>Military powerThe uses of force<p>“AMATEURS TALK STRATEGY, professionals talk capacity.” Jeremy Shapiro, who recently left the State …

States of War

To explain recent conflicts in countries such as Syria or Sudan, observers have been quick to point their fingers at proximate causes specific to our …

Modest Mission?

Last month, discussing the Obama administration’s plans for a more modest Middle East policy, National Security Adviser Susan Rice noted that …

The Nasser Playbook

When Hoda al-Nasser, the daughter of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel al-Nasser, recently deemed the country’s current strongman, Abdel Fattah …

Richard Holbrooke’s Last Mission in Afghanistan by David Rohde

In an excerpt from a new book, The Unquiet American, journalist David Rohde salutes Richard Holbrooke’s vision and effectiveness in Afghanistan—and …

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

This is what data from a world in turmoil looks like. The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) tracks news reports and codes them …

Books with a View

Heading into prime vacation season each summer, we ask faculty, students, staff and alumni to tell us about books they like, and why they would …

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WHEN Hussein el-Husseini moved into a modest flat with a sea view in Beirut in 1983, the surrounding streets were littered with the detritus of an …

PM speech at Open Government Partnership 2013

Prime Minister<p>Thank you very much, Francis, and thank you for that welcome. It’s great to be here this morning because, like Francis, I agree that …