Blog entries from: Global Public Square


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April 24 2014

From Global Public Square Thu Apr 24 2014, 23:50:35

By Fareed Zakaria After World War II, the United States confronted communism, but it also built a stable world order by creating institutions that set global rules and shared power -- including the IMF, United Nations and World Bank. The urgent task is to expand those institutions to include Asia's rising powers. If Washington does [...]

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From Global Public Square Thu Apr 24 2014, 17:14:32

By Fareed Zakaria "[S]hots fired by the U.S. in Syria will echo loudly in Russia. The great irony is that Putin is now seeking to do in Ukraine exactly what Assad has done so successfully: portray a legitimate political opposition as a gang of thugs and terrorists, while relying on provocations and lies to turn [...]

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From Global Public Square Thu Apr 24 2014, 09:22:44

By Alyssa Ayres, Special to CNN Editor's note: Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. She served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia during 2010-2013. You can follow her @AyresAlyssa. The views expressed are her own. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the [...]

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April 23 2014

From Global Public Square Wed Apr 23 2014, 14:06:51

By Daniel M. Kliman, Special to CNN Editor's note: Daniel M. Kliman is a senior advisor with the Asia Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and a fellow at the Truman National Security Project. The views expressed are his own. President Barack Obama's Asia trip, which has started with a visit to Japan, [...]

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April 22 2014

From Global Public Square Tue Apr 22 2014, 19:02:07

For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN There's an interesting new spy film that's just been released called "Game of Pawns." Never heard of it? It's the dramatization of a harrowing true story. And it's not by some Hollywood fat cat studios. Rather, the FBI was [...]

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From Global Public Square Tue Apr 22 2014, 13:13:44

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN Fareed speaks with Simon Schama, professor of history at Columbia University and author of The Story of the Jews, about the roots of anti-Semitism. And what about Arab anti-Semitism - is anti-Semitism, as is sometimes claimed, a kind of European idea [...]

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April 21 2014

From Global Public Square Mon Apr 21 2014, 16:12:40

By Fareed Zakaria "President Putin is currently riding a surge of popularity at home, propelled in no small measure by his assertive moves in Ukraine. When tallied in mid-March by state polling group VTsIOM, Mr. Putin's approval stood at nearly 72 percent, a gain of almost 10 percentage points from earlier in the year," writes [...]

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From Global Public Square Mon Apr 21 2014, 12:05:58

For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Global Public Square staff The $32 million cable car in the video has not been used since 2012. There is a federally funded extraterrestrial museum, also abandoned. And there is a multi-billion dollar railroad. It was supposed [...]

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From Global Public Square Mon Apr 21 2014, 11:57:49

By Robin Guittard, Special to CNN Editor's note: Robin Guittard is Caribbean team Campaigner at Amnesty International. The views expressed are his own. "I don't feel free," Franklin Jaque José told me. "You're in a circle where they get you trapped." Franklin is just one of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who face significant [...]

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April 20 2014

From Global Public Square Sun Apr 20 2014, 14:40:36

By Dana Sherne A groundbreaking new study, the Social Progress Index, suggests that economic development is "necessary but not sufficient" for social progress and quality of life.The bad news for America? It isn't even close to being number one. Each component of the rankings includes a range of subcategories that reveal a greater diversity than [...]

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