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Americas, Caribbean, Central America, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, Politics, Security, South America

A Lifetime of Service: An Interview with General James T. Hill

What was your path within the US military? I spent 36 years in uniform in the US Army. When I retired, I was the...
George P. Shultz
11(2) Spring 1989, Features, North America, Politics, Tenth Anniversary Special Edition 1990

The Ecology of International Change

This article was originally published in the Spring 1989 issue of the Harvard International Review. Americans have, once again, just carried out one of...
Oct. 28, 2013
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37(2) Winter 2016, Americas, Health, North America, Perspectives

The Kids Are All Right: Good News From the Dismal Science About Our Children

American parents may be more terrified than ever before that they will make errors that will have long-term negative impacts on their children. In...
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Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, North America, Politics, Security

NATO’s Baltic Problem: How Populism, Russia, and the Baltic Can Fracture NATO

Over the past few years, a series of internal and external challenges have checked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Russia’s neighbors. Western economic...
Tens of thousands of protestors rise up in opposition of President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt in 2012. According to many experts, media including Facebook, Twitter, mobile phone videos, and television played a signification role in the organization and spread of the Arab Spring movement. Photo Credit: AP Images.
37(4) Fall 2016, Analysis, North America, Science & Technology

The Imperative Need For Diversity in a Changing Media Landscape

Not long ago I was in a meeting with a company worth millions. In the middle of a crisis management issue, the company looked...
Photo credit: AP Images.
Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Health, Interviews, North America, Science & Technology, South America

Science Rocketing Forward: An Interview with Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist who helped lead the research of the Human Genome Project, which by 2003 had completed the first...
Noam Chomsky speaking in 2015. CC BY-SA 2.0
Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Interviews, Middle East, North America, Politics, Western Europe

Populism and Terror: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, social critic, political activist, and pioneering linguist. Having served as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets a look at the latest high-tech projects being developed for wounded soldiers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, including the ATLAS Robot, center, demonstrated by engineer Brad Tousley, right, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Pentagon.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Asia, East Asia, Europe, Features, Middle East, North America, Politics, Security

The Ethics and Implications of Modern Warfare: Robotic Systems and Human Optimization

The Ethical Questions of Military Technology In 1139, Pope Innocent II led the Second Lateran Council in banning the use of crossbows in war....
On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a Kurdish fighter, known as a peshmerga, yawns as he stands guard on the frontline in Sinjar, Iraq. In the shadow of the buildup to the long-awaited Mosul offensive, Kurdish forces are seizing additional territory that they say will become part of their semiautonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between two groups ostensibly allied in the fight against the Islamic State group: Iraq’s Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga and the country’s powerful Shiite militias.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
37(4) Summer 2016, Africa, Americas, Features, Middle East, North Africa, North America, Politics, Security

The Changing Nature of War in the Middle East and North Africa

It is not easy to address war in the Middle East. There are, however, some clear trends. In the course of the last quarter...
An official portrait of former Ambassador Locke. Photo courtesy of the US Department of Commerce, public domain.
Asia, East Asia, North America

People, Trade, and Rights: A Conversation with Ambassador Locke on Evolving US-China Relations

I wanted to start by recognizing the range of experiences that you’ve had in government, from Governor of Washington to Secretary of Commerce to...