The steady slowdown in world population growth in recent decades has dimmed interest in what was once called "the population question." But now concern, even alarm, about global population growth may have been reawakened by a widely publicized new study in the journal Science, which predicts that the world population could reach 12.3 billion people by the end of this century.
Crimea has made manifestly clear how important Europe and NATO remain to global security. The continual weakening of the U.S. and European military posture provided an opportunity for aggressive opportunism when the chance presented itself.
Whatever one thinks U.S. Syria policy should be (aid the opposition or stay away, strike the Assad regime for its use of chemical weapons or not), there is no dispute that the Security Council has essentially been a bystander. There is a reason for this outcome. The council has always been merely a reflection of the larger world.
Japan celebrates its winning bid to host the 2020 summer games. Part of the inthusiasm is linked to nostalgia for when Japan held the 1964 Olympics. Many in Japan hope the 2020 games, just like the 1964 games, will herald a new era with Japan as a leader in Asia.
Now is the time to think big about reforming not just the Broadcasting Board of Governors but the entire public diplomacy effort of the U.S. government, which, at this crucial time in history, is not being deployed as extensively or effectively as it could be.
Join AEI and the Center for American Progress for a joint event featuring Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with a conversation on the role of international development and the reforms needed to achieve results.
We welcome you to join us as Brown shares her perspective on the role of the courts in seeking educational justice and advocating for continued reform.
AEI welcomes you to this Philanthropic Freedom Project event, in which Novogratz will describe her work investing in early-stage enterprises, what she has learned at the helm of Acumen, and the role entrepreneurship can play in the fight against global poverty.