term has varied, numerous issues concerning society, particularly matters relating to women, where the latter made the focus of much debate in recent years, which occupied the position of women in the national and international arena, where the right of rights within the contexts and issues of security and peace, which refer to the role played by women in the military during the armed conflict, these issues drawn up by the general policies of the decision-making process and ensure…Continue
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Following is the full text as delivered of President Obama’s commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point. IMAGE CREDIT: West Point (CC).
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In his message for World Water Day 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the importance of access to clean water in "our efforts to build stable societies and lives of dignity for all," specifically calling for "innovative strategies." Here's one partnership that has been successful in answering that call
Since 2008, the…Continue
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The latest from Rami G. Khouri—When I visited Cairo this week for the first time in nearly a year, the changed mood among young and old alike hit me in the face like the hot and dusty wind coming off the Egyptian desert. The desire to achieve the full gains of the revolution was still there, but so were concerns that new burdens and constraints were starting to…Continue
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What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this unique contest, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs challenged American and East…Continue
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The bombings at the Boston Marathon brings homegrown terrorism back into the spotlight. Suspects…Continue
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The consequence on American economy has been far reaching. In 2011, the Watson Institute at Brown University estimated the cost of U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to $3.2 to $4 trillion. Sure, removing Hussein created the conditions for democracy but Iraq is divided by sectarian politics, crippled by violence,…Continue
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Following the Soviet departure, Afghanistan descended into a state of chaos. Will this happen in 2014, when the US troops draw out of the country finally? Back when the Soviet withdrawal took place, Afghanistan was embroiled in ferocious battles that took place between the warlords and the Taliban. The latter emerged the victor, although warlords still continue to thrive in the region. When the United States’ troops leave Afghanistan, there is a concern that Afghanistan may sink into a state…Continue
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Steve, thank you very much for coming.
STEVE COLL: My pleasure.
DEVIN STEWART: We're doing these irresponsibly big questions, crazy questions, as you might have seen. The first question is, what is distinct about the age we live…Continue
It's a fact of life. Unless it's at your doorstep, it's not a priority.
I wonder if after Sandy's rage last week there's still doubt that climate change is a national security issue? The super storm was caused by the warm up of the Caribbean.
See, Sandy's punch doesn't need to feel warm in order to be a product of global warming.
It's time that policy makers came to see climate change and global warming as the national security issues they really are. This realization…Continue
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A majority of Israeli Jews (58%) believe that there is apartheid in Israel today according to an opinion poll published by Haaretz this Tuesday. The poll has received wide attention in the international press and sparked a great deal of controversy.
The poll further finds that a majority of Israeli Jews would…Continue
BOSTON -- Sometimes things happen so slowly that the casual observer misses them, and one such occurrence is the slow evolution in the United States’ position in its face-off with Iran. Two important things seem to have occurred since the spring: Washington seems to have taken control of the Iran situation from…Continue
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BEIRUT -- Two new men who appeared on the fast-changing stage of Arab politics this week -- the defected General Manaf Tlas in Syria and newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Kandil in Egypt -- may play pivotal roles in shaping the evolution of their countries. Some of what they represent makes you proud and hopeful to be part of this evolving Arab world. Some of it also makes you want to vomit in disgust. Changing orders are like that, full of diseased and distorted…Continue
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About a month ago, a three-year-old baby girl—the child of poor migrant laborers—was kidnapped from one of Mumbai's busiest train stations, the CS Terminus, at 2 a.m. by a stranger. The girl's parents were migrant "contract" laborers hailing from Vidharbha, one of the poorest regions of…Continue
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For me, the United States Coast Guard has always evoked images of heroic rescues, ships caught in Nor'easters, and training sessions on fishing safety—vital acts imparting a straightforward impression.
A discussion aboard the USCGC Seneca with Commander Chuck Fosse, Lt. Commander Camilla Bosanquet, and the Carnegie New Leaders complicated matters. We discussed…Continue
Global drug policy appeared to dominate center stage as the American "war on drugs" was criticized for its lack of evident success. Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina encouraged the introduction of global drug…Continue
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"We may be witnessing in Syria the first example of a new global diplomatic process to end a conflict, protect civilians, and instigate democratic political reforms within a sovereign country in a manner that is at once legitimate, credible and effective,"…Continue
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In honor of World Water Day, I compiled some of our top water stories, videos, and reports from Policy Innovations magazine:
Global Water Crisis: Selected Resources from Carnegie Council
The need for adequate, affordable drinking and irrigation water is a growing international crisis. Carnegie Council presents a collection of materials on…
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"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.
Many pundits are giddily predicting the end of American preeminence and China's inevitable domination, but we have all seen that movie before. The…Continue
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In his 2009 TED talk, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown outlines the guiding sense of global ethics at our moment in history. Here he is in his own words:
Can I say how delighted I am to be away from the calm of Westminster and Whitehall?
This is Kim, a nine-year-old Vietnam girl, her back ruined by napalm, and she awakened the conscience of the nation…Continue