The CFR Asia studies director lists the top thought leaders driving the country forward.
With the Senate voting 81-19 on an $858 billion deal to extend all the Bush tax cuts—as well as extend unemployment benefits and reduce the payroll tax—it’s hard to take seriously the idea that anyone in Congress cares about reducing the deficit. That we shouldn’t worry about cutting the deficit ...
I was standing in the kitchen, half listening to the TV the other night while I warmed my dinner up when two black guys from Georgia appeared on CNN. The lead-in to the segment proclaimed that these men were southern Democrats who had recently decided to switch to the Republican Party after the GOP ...
So I'm a POSTMODERN CONSERVATIVE. I'll have a lot to say about what that means later. But one of beginning to explain why conservatism needs to be postmodern--or free of characteristic modern illusions (shared, to be sure, by most intellectuals who call themselves postmodern)--is to share some ...
Can China continue to grow richer without wrecking the global environment? Will China's carbon dioxide emissions overwhelm the world? China relies on coal for most of its energy.
I had the pleasure to participate in the AARP-sponsoredAtlantic Magazine Forum "What's Next? How Technology will Revolutionizethe Boomer Generation" in Washington, DC at the infamous yet iconicWatergate office building. Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor of TheAtlantic.comformerly of Wired ...
Are the rise of right-wing parties and the increasing crackdowns on immigrants antithetical to European values?
Many countries felt shocked and cheated when FIFA chose Qatar to host the 2022 football World Cup. But it could usher in a new era for the sport and the region.
The coalition has been unable to communicate to the electorate that the individual student debt they are saddling young graduates with is fairly abstract.
Afghans live in fear that the international community will abandon them. Although the Taliban is unpopular, normal Afghans are just trying to survive.
State and corporate players are increasingly using astroturf campaigns that mimic spontaneous grassroots mobilisations, but are in reality organised.
Selling your organs is illegal in every country except Iran. But the WHO says the black market is massive. Can economists make the system more humane and efficient?
Shame on Sweden; shame on Interpol; shame on Britain. And lasting shame, given this farcical hijacking of a sex crime law that is scarcely ever enforced..., on the United States.
Time Magazine readers chose Julian Assange as Person of the Year so why did its editors go with the safer choice: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg?
Glamour magazine dubbed her “equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo” in naming Somali Muslim Dr. Hawa Abdi “woman of the year.” She epitomizes courage and compassion.