President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga on Latvia and Putin

In Russia's Shadow

An Interview with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

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Latvia's world-renowned former president talks about political life in Russia's shadow.

  President Jorge Quiroga on Bolivia and its future

Latin American Future

An Interview with President Jorge Quiroga

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Bolivia's former president explains why, after some short term pain, he sees his nation having a bright future.

  Brett McGurk on Syria and Trump's incoherence

All Over the Map

An Interview with Brett McGurk

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The man who helped run the U.S. campaign against ISIS explains why Trump's incoherent foreign policy is dangerous and damaging to our interests.

  Forest Whitaker on conflict resolution

Good Actor

An Interview with Forest Whitaker

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From Star Wars to stopping wars, Forest Whitaker's unique experiences have inspired him to take on the project of global conflict resolution.

  Norman Roule on the U.S./Iran Contest

Arms and Iran

An Interview with Norman Roule

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A former CIA officer and regional expert lays out the risks of conventional war between the U.S. and Iran.

To Be A Kurd

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A student ambassador for Justice for Kurds explains what it means to him to be a Kurd and why the Kurds need the West's help.

  Michael Oren on Israel as a world power

State of Israel

An Interview with Michael Oren

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The statesman and diplomat Michael Oren observed the workings of Israeli diplomacy closely as its ambassador to the U.S. Here he explains how and why the Jewish state is increasingly seen as a world power.

  Deborah Lipstadt on how anti-Semites go mainstream

Scapegoats

An Interview with Deborah Lipstadt

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A leading historian explains how the oldest hatred has captured more and more minds in our polarized era.

Game of Phones

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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The race to control 5G standards and hardware is a key part of Chinese geostrategy. Why doesn't America have anything similar in its toolkit?

Tragic Sense

How ancient tragedies can save modern politics

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Charles Edel and Hal Brands' new book explains how Sophocles and Thucydides hold valuable lessons for contemporary politicians.