A Game of Snakes and Ladders
"...the fall of Mosul does not represent the end of ISIS, and it might not even represent the beginning of the end"
Perceptions of homeland among Puerto Rican and Cuban communities in America
One year after the bloody terrorist attacks of November 2015, it is more urgent than ever for the French people and government to critically evaluate the present situation before the 2017 presidential election; otherwise that election might easily be won by a racist, anti-European, extreme-right political party.
The new generation of urban young Chinese people that have studied abroad is increasingly criticizing Western worshiping and domination.
While protecting the right to religious freedom is of utmost importance, India struggles with social evils that are condoned by some of these personal laws...
The tragic events in San Bernandino and Paris last year were indisputably deliberate acts of terrorism in which innocent, unarmed civilians were killed. Rooted in these acts was the exploitation of a zealous religious ideology, which is crucial to understand if we are to defeat the organizations and the ideology that promotes their activities.
Cuba as an example of the dangers of communist failure. It will take time for these perceptions to evolve. What is indisputable is that Obama took bold and decisive action regarding Cuba.
“You’re with us or against us” statements will not convince others to stand with the United States but will instead leave the United States out of other institutions like the AIIB or ASEAN. It is time that American leaders acknowledge the reality of US-China relations and, going forward, focus on collaboration rather than competition.
The question is ultimately whether the world is experiencing a short-term market disruption or an entirely new equilibrium over lower prices. This distinction will, of course, have huge effects on future Saudi policy.
North Korea’s Juche Myth is a highly opinionated book that makes a compelling case for its own interpretation of Juche and is best suited for students and scholars of East Asian politics.
In some respects, the current Somali refugee crisis began when the sitting president and despot, Siad Barre, was toppled from power by a combined force of opposition rebel groups in 1991.
“Despite large sample sizes that were carefully distributed by caste, class, and religion, no pollster came close to gauging the mood of the electorate, a telling sign of a rapidly changing political climate in India that is today impossible to quantify in terms of mere identity politics."
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met with Chinese president and Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping in Singapore. This meeting was the highest level encounter between leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since 1949.
“World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it.”
President Obama announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which had called for a 1,179-mile shortcut in existing pipelines that stretch from oil fields in Alberta, Canada, to refineries and ports on the Gulf of Mexico
Web Columnist Brian Solender explores the nature of the new American foreign policy in the Middle East
Rekha Kennedy, a Columbia junior currently studying abroad in turkey on the country's recent election
The upheaval in the Ukraine is rapidly escalating; we've compiled the best thinking on the topic to help you keep up
Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh delivers an address titled, "Girls Lead the Way," in Columbia University's Low Library
By recognizing how domestic considerations play a part in Iranian foreign policy, we can better understand why their pronouncements seem to be at odds with their commitments.
To be sure, the headline “Malaysian Court Upholds Opposition Leader’s Sodomy Conviction” is not necessarily shocking in its own right. This is, after all, the era in which political figures being caught up in purportedly lurid sex scandals is now almost cliché.
Carmen Aristegui, considered the most famous newscast journalist in Mexico, once hosted a daily morning radio talk show followed devoutly by millions of middle-class Mexicans. Her personal brand of investigatory journalism was markedly different from the standard of Mexican media: aggressive, probing—if sometimes lacking in reportorial rigor.
Today, violations of medical neutrality constitute a war crime under the Geneva Convention. Yet, as an international norm, the principle has had minimal influence mitigating violence in the Syrian conflict.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), launched on October 24, 2014, is the latest item on China’s Silk Road agenda that reflects the country’s increasing willingness to establish financial instruments for itself and by itself.