Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "Too often, though, we fail to realize that Western power, vast as it is, cannot smash cultural patterns that have existed for longer than the United States or any European nation."
Timothy Edgar on Lawfare, "To be effective, the commission should not be composed of French civil servants or Brussels bureaucrats. It will need top security clearances – and even more crucially – the trust required to ask tough questions of the most secret agencies in the world’s most powerful countries."
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "When huge numbers of human lives are not at risk every day, nations have the luxury of concentrating on geopolitics. It should guide us when we approach trade talks, plan our relations with China or India, or shape our partnership with the European Union. When nations begin drowning in seas of their own blood, however, it is time to put geopolitics aside."
Glenn Loury in the Brown Daily Herald, "In summary, I continue to believe that, while race remains important in America, the core problem here ought not to be defined as a racial justice problem. It is a social justice problem."
Timothy J. Edgar, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, took part in a cybersecurity summit that focused on the solutions states are implementing to protect infrastructure, information, and operations.
With a $50-million gift from three dedicated supporters, Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will expand its faculty roster to about 30 professors and will build an additional facility to accommodate its growth.