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How big will Russia’s political footprint be in Europe?

The Mark News – Russian influence in Europe after the far right’s success in the European elections of 2014 – By Peter Kreko, director, Political Capital Institute On May 25, the same day that most of the European Union member states voted for the European Parliament, presidential elections took place in Ukraine. In both elections, [...]

June 5th, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

The End of Poverty?


The Mark News By Thomas Pogge As United Nations officials struggle to define the development priorities of the next 15 years, the UN Millennium Campaign, the World Bank, and many other organs of the development industry tell us that we are nearing the end of poverty. Yet, well over half of human beings are still [...]

June 4th, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

America’s Grim Legacy in Iraq


THE MARK NEWS By John Tirman The Iraq War is now 11 years old and still tearing up the country, but no longer with the assistance of U.S. troops. Between 500,000 and 700,000 people died from 2003–2011. The monthly civilian toll now is as high as it’s been since 2008. It’s a riven country, at [...]

April 24th, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

The Philippines’ Gambit in the South China Sea

The Mark News By Jay L. Batongbacal Tensions between China and the Philippines spiked in March when a small civilian boat was confronted by a Chinese Coast Guard vessel about 100 miles from the Philippine coast. The boat was trying to bring soldiers, food, and water to a grounded Philippine Navy ship on Second Thomas [...]

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

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

The market

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

The market

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

The market

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

The market

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 »

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