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Manila’s Partial Case

By Shen Dingli The Mark News Professor and Associate Dean Institute of International Studies Fudan University April 5, 2014 China is now facing challenges to its maritime claims. The Philippines has just filed a lawsuit to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea against China over a dispute concerning its fishing rights in [...]

April 16th, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

VII Ministerial Conference of CD concluded successfully

Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies underwent in Ulaanbaatar

By E.DARI The closing ceremony of the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies that was conducted for three days in Ulaanbaatar was held at the Great Hall of the Government Palaceon Monday. The ceremony was chaired by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Mongolia and member of the Parliament, L.Bold. Over the three days of [...]

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Domestic,International,Politics | Read More »

How to Mine an Asteroid

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Chris Lewicki is the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company. He was flight director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the surface mission manager for Phoenix Mars Lander. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Chris has an asteroid named in his honor (13609 Lewicki). -How is it [...]

October 8th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

The Learning Revolution

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Anka Mulder, president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, says traditional universities should embrace, rather than fear, the move towards online learning. Anka Mulder is the president of Open Course Ware, a consortium of higher-education institutions that advocates free online course materials. She is also the secretary general and director of education at Delft University of Technology, [...]

October 4th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

The Rise of the Collaborative Economy

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Robin Chase is the founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service. She is also the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ride-sharing community. She has been listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Innovators, and [...]

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Halting the March to War

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Trita Parsi is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, and the author, most recently, of A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran. -Do you think we’re heading towards a military confrontation between Iran and the United States, or Iran and Israel? -Absent any concrete action to get us [...]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Himalayas avalanche sweeps away climbers in Nepal


At least nine climbers are feared dead and six more are missing in Nepal after an avalanche swept away Europeans and others on a Himalayan peak. Officials confirmed two bodies had been recovered while a further seven were spotted on the slopes of Mount Manaslu in the north of the country. The avalanche struck a [...]

September 24th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Diplomacy Under Fire

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Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor says that making diplomats accessible is a risk, but it’s a risk that you have to take. Ken Taylor was the Canadian ambassador to Iran from 1977-1980. He achieved international fame by risking his life to help save six Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. After [...]

September 19th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Waking Up from the American Dream

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Hedrick Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, an Emmy Award-winning producer, and the author of the recent book, Who Stole the American Dream?. -How would you define the American Dream? -It was pretty simple to define the American Dream in the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, because so many people were living it. It was [...]

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Rights, Wrongs, and the War on Drugs

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Robert DuPont is the former U.S. White House drug chief, the founding director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the founding president of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. One of the common arguments for ending the so-called “war on drugs” is that the enforcement of drug prohibition policies has “led to [...]

September 16th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

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