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Reimagining China and Asia

How are Asian countries responding to the steady erosion of U.S. power in the region? And how is China playing its hand?

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Trump and America’s China Problem

While the U.S. President grandstands, the Chinese leadership changes global power dynamics – by stealing a page from American history.

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Why Culture Matters: Fostering Identity Through Cultural Heritage

A museum director’s reflections on vexing global issues such as identity, tolerance, conflict and war.

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Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Sextortion Around the Globe

Sextortion – the demand for sexual favors by powerful men – is especially prevalent in poor countries. It is the least investigated form of corruption in the world.

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Trump: No Isolationist

For all the talk of “America First,” Trump is a full-blown corporate internationalist.

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Europe, the US or China?

Which development model today among the Big Three – Europe, the US or China – best fosters economic and environmental sustainability?

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The Future of the EU: Putting Things in Perspective

The European Way has great potential to nudge the world forward.

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Gulf Crisis: Advantage Qatar

How the Gulf crisis and global pressure related to the 2022 World Cup may have induced Qatar’s leaders to launch important reform to advance social change.

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US Diplomacy: A Whiff of the 1920s

Trump’s decision to pull out of UNESCO is another sign of the growth of isolationism in modern America.

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Climate Change: Can Today’s Societies Make Big Choices?

Innovations in public decision-making and consensus-building require a richness of participation and inclusion, not just tech tools.

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