March 31, 2017

News of our sister Council up in Traverse City, originally published in The Bridge:

TRAVERSE CITY – Jack Segal knew it had the potential to get ugly.

One month into the new president’s administration, the retired diplomat was giving back-to-back lectures on the foreign p...

March 30, 2017

“Palace intrigue and regional war could complicate the budding romance between Riyadh and the Trump administration,” says Simon Henderson, Persian Gulf expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, April 3, Mr. Henderson discusse...

A deal depends on 'fair competition and high environmental, social and consumer protection standards' Prime Minister is told

The EU’s chief negotiator has warned it will crush Theresa May’s hopes of a new trade deal if she slashes business taxes, workers’ rights and env...

A curious person’s guide to the laws that keep the air clean and the water pure

A little less than 50 years ago, President Richard Nixon united with a Democratic Congress to pass laws that altered the everyday experience of almost everyone living in the United States. T...

After the largest demonstrations in years erupted across the country on Sunday, the Kremlin is fighting back.

MOSCOW— It’s not a rare sight in this city to see tens of thousands of people pour into the streets to express their opposition to the government that makes its...

March 30, 2017

“Palace intrigue and regional war could complicate the budding romance between Riyadh and the Trump administration,” says Simon Henderson, Persian Gulf expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, April 3, Mr. Henderson discusse...

On April 16th, Turkey will vote on a referendum that, if passed, would dramatically increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The first time I met Selahattin Demirtaş, the leader of Turkey’s largest Kurdish political party, known as the H.D.P., he arrived a...

Madrid won’t let an independent Scotland stay in the EU, but won’t necessarily block any application to join either.

MADRID — Spain will not agree to an independent Scotland staying in the European Union after Brexit — at least, not until it applies to join on its own m...

On Sunday, 1,194 people will choose a new chief executive on behalf of Hong Kong’s nearly 4 million voters but Beijing’s anointed one is far from popular.

Every newly elected leader of Hong Kong takes the oath of office in front of China’s president, below a giant red n...

In a new report by The Atlantic Council, a former U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a former IMF expert offer a joint prescription for restoring confidence and economic growth to the 28-nation bloc.

The existential threat to the European Union comes neither from...

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