Managing Natural Disasters, Protecting Endangered Species, And Enhancing Our Knowledge: Proof That Drones Can Do Good

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
On January 23, 2009, three days after his historic inauguration, President Barack Obama ordered his first tactical strike via an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)—better known as a drone. Since then, drone strikes have ... Read More »

Can Putin Resurrect Russia and Reassert it as a Global Power?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Grand Strategy, Politics and Society
Following the end of World War II, the Soviet Union under Russia’s control was considered the major power in Europe and Asia, rivaled in economic and military strength by only the U.S. However, since the Soviet Union’s ... Read More »

Venezuela: You are not alone.

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society
A reflection on expatriates and the international community; why we should care, and what we can do.   What began on February 12 as a peaceful student protest in Caracas, Venezuela ... Read More »

Gross European Happiness: A Challenge for EU Policymakers in 2014

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Global Development, Leadership, Politics and Society
At the end of January, the place to be for the political chic was the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Politicians, economist and business leaders met to discuss myriad fundamental challenges to our future, from ... Read More »

Big Data, Bigger Politics

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a former US Senator and UN Ambassador, once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." I would like to amend that to say ... Read More »

Mobile Money in Afghanistan -- An Uphill Battle

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Politics and Society
Since 2008, the Afghan mobile phone provider, Roshan, has worked to bring mobile money services to Afghanistan.  ... Read More »

"Liberty without security is fragile, but security without liberty is oppressive"

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
How big data can solve complex problems in foreign policy “The fastest way to grow is to come up with a great idea,” said Alec Ross said in a presentation, as a part of the Big Data and Analytics incubator series. Mr. ... Read More »

A Perspective on Private Data

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
Internet companies and government agencies possess a remarkable ability to collect reams of private data and communications. That  ... Read More »

The Integration of Church and State in Russian Policy

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Grand Strategy, Politics and Society
The Russian Orthodox Church serves two distinct functions: first and arguably foremost, the Church is a community for the faithful. Second, the Church has become one of Russia’s largest social and political institutions ... Read More »

Bottom-Up Design: Recovering from Disaster in Bangladesh

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development, Politics and Society
Minhaj Chowdhury is a co-founder of Drinkwell, an organization with the noble goal of eliminating arsenic poisoning in rural Bangladesh. High levels of arsenic in water caused ... Read More »

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