Government & NGOs, Society & Culture
[LESS INFO] 74 VIEWS | ADDED 22:20:00 03/09/12
David Unger argues that because of national security fears, the U.S. has bypassed its Constitution, creating an emergency state. The result is excessive military spending, a series of unconstitutional wars, and skewed global trade policies. He also tackles Europe's economic crisis.
[LESS INFO] 69 VIEWS | ADDED 18:17:00 03/09/12
With a recent resurgence of nationalism, Scottish independence is once again a topic of discussion. Do Scotland's vast oil reserves make this a realistic possibility? Or would reliance on a single resource cause the new country to struggle economically after breaking away from the U.K.?
[LESS INFO] 69 VIEWS | ADDED 17:22:00 03/06/12
Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Gabriel Marcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, and many more: Krauze discusses Latin America's intellectual, literary, and political figures who were inspired by revolutionary ideas, and hopes that his book will be a requiem for the Latin American passionate revolution.
[LESS INFO] 68 VIEWS | ADDED 22:05:00 03/05/12
If you use a computer or a credit card, watch out! Governments, companies, and individuals are losing billions of dollars a year fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, and often supersmart new breed of criminal: the hacker.
[LESS INFO] 82 VIEWS | ADDED 20:32:00 03/02/12
Anne-Marie Slaughter on the responsibility to protect: I believe in a values-based foreign policy and looking to cooperate as often as I can. I also think that's basic self-interest. We don't do well when we go in without the support of other nations.
[LESS INFO] 71 VIEWS | ADDED 18:02:00 03/02/12
Border disputes have been around for thousands of years, but in the age of Google Maps, they are taking on another dimension. Does Google bear any responsibility if a conflict arises because of borders it has drawn? Or should we all realize that these maps are just for entertainment?
[LESS INFO] 74 VIEWS | ADDED 19:35:00 02/28/12
Deng Xiaoping was one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. Scholar Ezra Vogel discusses Deng's life, focusing on his work in opening up China to other countries. Vogel also grapples with the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, which was carried out on Deng's orders.
[LESS INFO] 44 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 02/28/12
In this in-depth discussion, participants examine two case-studies, one for-profit and one non-profit organization: Kimberly-Clark (parent company of Kleenex and Huggies, among other brands), and iMentor, a youth-mentoring program that helps students graduate from high school.
[LESS INFO] 71 VIEWS | ADDED 18:40:00 02/24/12
With economic malaise and political stalemates commonplace across the U.S. and Europe, some are beginning to look to China for answers. Is democracy, with its check and balances, still the best form of governance? Or could the West learn a few things from the China model?
[LESS INFO] 85 VIEWS | ADDED 09:53:00 02/17/12
It's been almost a year since demonstrations started in Syria and the government crackdown gets bloodier every day. With sanctions not producing results, is it time for a military intervention? Or do conditions on the ground and possible civilian deaths make this option too risky?
[LESS INFO] 50 VIEWS | ADDED 22:11:00 02/10/12
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom.
[LESS INFO] 52 VIEWS | ADDED 21:53:00 02/10/12
We are already in Currency War III, says Rickards, who sees four possible outcomes--none of them good--that he calls the four horsemen of the dollar apocalypse. Here's a tip: keep your eye on gold.
[LESS INFO] 51 VIEWS | ADDED 18:27:00 02/10/12
As the Cuban embargo reaches a milestone, a majority of Americans think it's time for a change. Many argue that the communist stronghold is no longer a threat and the sanctions only serve to hurt the Cuban people. Is it time to lift the embargo or should Obama maintain the status quo?
[LESS INFO] 31 VIEWS | ADDED 19:47:00 02/07/12
Well-known blogger Jeff Jarvis celebrates what he calls the emerging age of publicness, arguing that anything we have to fear in this new networked world is overwhelmingly outweighed by all the good that will come from it.
[LESS INFO] 100 VIEWS | ADDED 18:10:00 02/07/12
In this fascinating conversation, Thomas Pogge explains how growing up in post-war Germany awakened him to injustice. He lays out his plan for reforming the pharmaceutical industry, and much more.
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 19:19:00 02/03/12
As the Arab Spring celebrates its one-year anniversary, the West is cautiously awaiting the next step. Will democracy flourish in the Middle East and North Africa? Or will authoritarianism and fundamental Islam be the basis for the new governments born from the revolutions of 2011?