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Food and Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic Cuisine

What can food teach us about global conflicts and creative diplomacy?

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China Takes a Vacation

How China is creating an infrastructure for a new consumption boom.

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Twentieth Century Milestones in 2014

Can we use the milestones and guideposts of the past century to deal with current choices?

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Robots Are Not the Problem

Less “rise of the machines” — and more “rise of the incomes.”

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What Happens When the Robots Take Over?

A reflection on human ingenuity and production.

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Asia’s Scramble for Africa: Who Woos Best?

China and Japan wage a charm offensive to win access to Africa’s resources.

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Why Other Nations Fail (But Australia Succeeds)

Is Australia’s success as a country dumb luck — or is it due to its inclusive and democratic institutions?

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Alternate History: Had King Lived

Imagining the America and the World that Martin Luther King could have built.

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Terabyte Leaks and Political Legitimacy in the U.S. and China

What the brave new world of global information warfare means for political and business elites everywhere.

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The Limits of China’s Globalization Strategy

Why factoring human rights and the environment into investment will help China in the long run.

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