world affairs

Politics
A new survey finds rising support for free trade, immigration and an active role in world affairs.
Politics
America's international image has taken a nosedive since Trump took office, a Pew Research Center poll found.
Fifty
I was part of that Silent Generation born in 1923. Hard to believe now that I'm 93 and in what they call the twilight years and I have a better word for those years -- the years ahead, because I'm far from finished. Whatever is out there, I'm ready.
The WorldPost
These articles beautifully navigated 2015's many crises.
Politics
Obama must rise above his defense of policies that are not working and declare war on ISIS like Roosevelt declared war on Hitler.
Women
My pragmatic side will keep pushing my emotions down into the basement of my heart. It's a crowded space filled with everything horrible I have experienced personally or shared with the world. But, I'll make room. Because, I can't feel sad. Not today.
Good News
Battle between Mongol and Chinese armies, 1211, from Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid al-Din (Bahatur). Let's turn off the TV
Impact
So why is this? Why as a world community do we feel the need to not compromise? I believe that it is our lack of diplomacy, and that not enough people practice diplomacy in their day-to-day lives.
Impact
These challenges are not a reason to walk away from these ideals, but rather a calling to increase our efforts for the future. We do not have to live in an idealized world to advance ideals that will make it a better place.
The World Post
In the ongoing fight against terrorism, the West and its allies have repeatedly joined forces to counter ever-changing threats, devastating and global in scope.
Politics
There are few things in this life that I would refer to as "human accelerators." A human accelerator is an event or experience that elicits a limitless energy to make change or forward some purpose.
Impact
Flooding my Twitter trail and buzzing in my ears is all this noise about Iran. From celebratory photos of Tehran's streets following the news of a historic nuclear deal to fearful anti-Iran speech to cultural icebreakers like Shahs of Sunset -there is an effort to show the world the "real" image of Iran.
Media
I have always admired men and women who are able to sustain writing over a significant period of time. I often wonder, "What do they consume at breakfast that gives them such mental energy and willpower?"
WorldPost
Far from being an empty rhetorical effect, Xi Jinping's New Silk Road will not only be one of the most discussed topics of 2015, but it will profoundly mark China's coming decade and reshape Eurasia.
Impact
In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your tea or coffee, do you ever consider the process of how that sugar ended up on your table? Do you ever think about what the people are like at each step of the production: the cultivators of the fields, the owners of the land, the processing plant workers, the packaging designers, the marketing team, the distributors, the transporters, the wholesalers, the retailers, and ultimately you, the consumer? I do all the time, to the point where I make up complete stories in my mind that could turn into a screenplay.
Videos
According to a new poll released by NBC, 47% of Americans think that the U.S. should reduce its role in world affairs.
WorldPost
The Round Table lacked perhaps the drama of the Berlin Wall's collapse or Vaclav Havel's leap from prison to presidency. But its patient politicking also represented an alternative to the violence of Romania's revolution and Yugoslavia's descent into war.
Business
The relentless march of globalisation, with the interconnections this brings, means that few international companies will escape these pressures completely.