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Education Quality in Latin America Comes Down to Teachers

It seems like almost every day more evidence comes in showing that teachers are the most important single factor when it comes to education quality. While that makes intuitive sense, it is also critical to have empirical evidence toShow More Summary

How Ebola Spreads

In the wake of a blog I posted earlier this week regarding my experience with hazmat, I noticed in the comments that what is most confusing about Ebola is the transmission -- or rather, the contradictory reports about how the virus spreads and infects. Show More Summary

Research Ethics and Ebola

Every day we learn of new suspected cases of Ebola infection in the United States, causing worries among the population and renewed efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain the epidemic. A student in the postgraduate...Show More Summary

International Roles in Middle East Policies

China has no strategy, but it has a policy. This is what Chinese experts have said in the course of explaining -- or justifying -- Chinese policy toward the countries of the Middle East. Russia is clinging to its policy because it is a state that understands strategy and what makes a strategy, from geography to natural resources. Show More Summary

Adam Smith To Xi Jinping: Wealthy Nations Need Good Laws

This article first appeared in Caixin and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. It is is part of a Worldcrunch series: China 2.0. BEIJING - In his book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith explained that under tyrannical and monarchical rule, property rights are always at imminent risk of infringement -- and people will usually hide their wealth. Show More Summary

Women Remain Under-Represented in Public Sector Leadership Across the G20

The fluctuating fortunes of the global economy bring a fresh set of policy challenges to the fore. Policymakers in developed economies need to ensure that the first sparks of growth do not die out, while their counterparts in emerging countries need to identify new ways to accelerate poverty reduction. Show More Summary

How the War Against Ebola Will Be Won

The historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in August has faded from memory. Ernst & Young's new report about Africa being second only to North America in the world in attracting foreign investment has not caused even a ripple in the news. Show More Summary

Dispatch From Ghana: The Promise of Dignity

Dear Acumen Friend, I am writing on a return flight from Ghana. The country has not seen a single case of Ebola, yet the impact of fear is profound. As travelers enter the country, attendants screen for high temperatures. Hand sanitizer dispensers are omnipresent. Show More Summary

The U.S. and India: Forward Together

A re-energized commitment to move both countries forward, together. That is what President Obama, leader of the world's oldest democracy, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world's largest democracy, collectivelyShow More Summary

Dear UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

You have one of the toughest jobs in the world. It can't be easy to balance all the competing interests and pressures that come with being the head of a complex global body with 193 member states. You are constantly walking on a tightrope. Moreover,...Show More Summary

Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in WWII

Has any war ever been fought as many times as World War II? Countless books, plays and, of course, films about the war have emerged in the 75 years since the conflict began. Casablanca, Saving Private Ryan, Downfall, Stalingrad, Schindler's...Show More Summary

The Year of the Passenger Pigeon

The year of the Passenger Pigeon is fast coming to its end and the publicity generated by a variety of focus groups has resulted in the species becoming almost as familiar an icon of extinction as the Dodo. For those who don't already know, the Passenger Pigeon was once probably the most plentiful bird on earth. Show More Summary

As a Political Schmoozer, Not Good; As a Military Commander, Not Bad

Aided by a spate of accounts by ex-officials, from Hillary Clinton to Robert Gates to Leon Panetta and others, an image has formed around President Obama that he is hesitant and indecisive, and that he does not like to schmooze the nation's lawmakers. Show More Summary

The brakes come off in British Parliament's vote on Palestinian Statehood.

At some point in the process that led to the end of the conflict in Northern Ireland, there was a audible snap, a break in the link between the mother ship, the British government, and Protestant Unionism which considers itself the last outpost of British Crown on the island of Ireland. Show More Summary

U.S. "vs." China in Africa: A Message to President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang

This post is co-authored by Jinglin Duan The U.S. and China are not actually competing in most of the African markets and sectors in which they are operational. They could in fact adopt much more official collaborative approaches and...Show More Summary

Does Israel Have to Be Likable?

It's no secret that Israel has a bit of a P.R. problem. Especially after this summer's graphic Gaza operation, Israel supporters across the country have their hands wringing: how do you make Israel likable? How do you make the case for...Show More Summary

The Beijing Rule: Bullying Its Way to Unity

Six months ago I had a dream about Hong Kong. The city of my birth appeared in great disorder. A dust blanket covered the cityscape as people shuffled through war-torn streets in panic, searching for family, or planning an escape. From...Show More Summary

Chasing Chinese Dream(s)

The protests in Hong Kong are entering their third week. As a result, the risk of more direct confrontation and resulting uncertainty is increasing. Commentators warn of possible physical intervention, evoking China's violent crackdown on the 1989 student protests on Tiananmen Square. Show More Summary

'Seismic' Shift on Gay People From the Vatican, but Will There Be Aftershocks?

The headlines popped up immediately when a gathering of Catholic bishops, officially called the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, said a few things that show a stunning change in church attitudes, if not doctrine, on the very existence and lives of LGBT people. Show More Summary

What Are the Differences Between al-Qaeda and IS?

When the Taliban regime fell after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and al-Qaeda was forced to flee towards the mountains of Pakistan, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wrote a book called Knights Under the Prophet's Banner: The al-Qaeda mManifesto. Show More Summary

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