Article of the Day: Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

Pope Francis Faces Diplomatic Test on Cuba Trip Pope Francis’ North America tour is receiving more billing than any rockstar, actor, or politician in recent memory. In DC alone, anticipation of his trip is at a fever pitch. According to some estimates, the crowds expected to attend a rally with the pontiff will match or exceed […]

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Article of the Day: These 8 Democrats Are AIPAC’s Best Chances of Killing the Iran Deal

These 8 Democrats Are AIPAC’s Best Chances of Killing the Iran Deal The Iran deal is quickly shaping up to be the foreign policy issue of 2015. The uproar this has caused in Washington is very interesting, particularly among democrats. The pull of AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups is evidently strong on both sides of the […]

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Tabloidization: How Our Endless Desire for Sensational News is Crowding Out Great Leaders

A google search of articles relating President Obama turned up over 163,000 articles in the last day alone.  Is the overexposure of public officials crowding out future great leaders? I read a fascinating article today by Aaron David Miller about how greatness in American presidencies is likely drawing to a close.  He argues, quite accurately […]

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Article of the day: A New Deal: Modi’s visit to the US has set the stage for a reset of Indo-US ties based on realism

A New Deal: Modi’s visit to the US has set the stage for a reset of Indo-US ties based on realism This article takes an interesting look at the depth of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States.  The Prime Minister made very public appearances at Madison Square Garden or at the Global […]

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Article of the Day: Bill Clinton plays savior for Arkansas Democrats

Bill Clinton plays savior for Arkansas Democrats CNN published a very interesting article (no it’s not about a baby bump or other mindless gossip) on the role Bill Clinton is playing in the American mid-term elections.  I generally try to stay away from American politics, mostly because it doesn’t interest me, but also because the […]

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Rockstar Status: Narendra Modi’s American Trip and the Future of Indo-American Cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in front of a diaspora crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York sold out the legendary arena and drew between 15,000 and 20,000 guests.  Modi’s star power in America underlines the incredible opportunity for further bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Think of the number of people who […]

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Powering Peace: The Case for Growing Gaza’s Energy Sector

The Gaza Strip has a major energy crisis. Estimates suggest that Gaza has a power shortage of roughly 49%, indicating that almost half of the day is spent without reliable electricity. Clearly, this tangible reality does little to help the cause of the Israeli’s but rather incites radicalization. I want to begin this post by […]

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