Foreign Policy on a Shoestring
"American foreign policy stands on the brink of substantial belt-tightening." Professor of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum on the effects of the recession.
"The mounting expenses of servicing the growing national debt, combined with the skyrocketing costs of Social Security and Medicare as the 78-million-strong baby-boom generation retires, will leave less money for American initiatives abroad. ... This will change the world, and not for the better. American foreign policy, for all its shortcomings, has underpinned political stability around the world. How, then, should the US adapt what it does abroad to minimize the damage to global security caused by its straitened circumstances?"
Sharon Salzberg, world-renowned mindfulness leader, teaches meditation at Big Think Edge.
- Sharon Salzberg teaches mindfulness meditation for Big Think Edge.
The 21st century is experiencing an Asianization of politics, business, and culture.
Research has shown that men today have less testosterone than they used to. What's happening?
Can sensitive coral reefs survive another human generation?
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.