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Deciphering Putin’s Russia: Why the Strains with the West?

A conversation with Angela Stent, the author of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and former U.S. government official on Russia.

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The Globalist Culinary Tour: Italy

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Italy.

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Italy: Libya’s Former Colonial Master

Did years of painful colonial rule by the Italians shape Libya’s relationship with the West today?

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The Globalist Culinary Tour: Japan

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Japan.

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US: Dog Tags for Chinese Immigrants

Seizing on anti-immigrant sentiment before an election is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. It goes back to the 19th century.

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US: China’s Example for Today’s Latinos

Long before Latinos became the target of anti-immigration sentiments, Chinese laborers were in the crosshairs of nativist Americans.

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Christopher Columbus Vs. Vasco da Gama

In the history of globalization, what was more successful — Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the Americas, or Vasco da Gama’s discovery of India?

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Steven Pinker: Promoting a New Global Optimism

In showing that the world has never been less violent, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker is at the forefront of the new outbreak of global optimism.

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My Great-Grandfather. War Hero?

Scott Tong travels to China to discover how his great-grandfather saved the Tong family village during World War Two.

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Family Genealogies

Scott Tong travels to China with his mother to track down their family history.

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