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CPD Advisory Board Member Markos Kounalakis says First Lady Barbara Bush made a difference and shares some thoughts on ways Melania can too.

According to Markos Kounalakis, without a defined foreign policy, the United States' influence in Africa is likely to decline.

New insight into how the "Trump Slump" limits visitors to the United States.

How has the coverage of natural disasters changed in the social media age?

Markos Kounalakis explores whether other countries will provide humanitarian aid for Texas in wake of President Trump's behavior.

Smog Mask

Markos Kounalakis on China's attempt to gain global influence through environmental leadership and policy.

Markos Kounalakis on the conflation of entertainment and real life politics.

Havana, Cuba

Markos Kounalakis argues that Cuba played an important and overlooked role in the 2016 presidential election.

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