As Borders Blur, Cities Mull 'Foreign Policies'

Chicago Tribune | May 26, 2015

Before ramping up the number of bus lanes running through its high-rise canyons, Brazilian business hub Sao Paulo studied how such systems work in Paris, London, New York and Buenos Aires.

Who Benefits from a British Referendum on European Union Membership?

Washington Post | May 26, 2015

The Conservative Party’s victory in the British general election means that soon it will fulfill its promise to hold a referendum on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union. The plan will be announced on Wednesday at the opening of the new parliament–during the Queen’s speech, traditionally the centerpiece of the event.

Netanyahu and the Boiling Frog

Times of Israel | May 26, 2015

His newly minted deputy foreign minister might want Israel’s diplomats around the world to proudly assert the Jewish state’s historic right to all the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. But does Benjamin Netanyahu seriously believe that Israel is going to be able to annex the West Bank, to bring the biblical Judea and Samaria under long-term Israeli sovereignty? Does he even want to?

Why Geopolitical Strategy Is Key To Sustaining American Power

Huffington Post | May 25, 2015

Many in the country and across the globe believe that the US is slipping away from being the world's most powerful nation. [...] He (Joseph Nye) corroborates his arguments with facts and figures on the indices of America's favourable geography, demographics, military power and soft power, purchasing power parity and science and innovation. 

Is Egypt Ready to Strengthen Trade Exchange with Russia?

Daily News Egypt | May 25, 2015

Egypt needs reforms to reassure Russian investors, success of Cairo-Moscow negotiations requires seriousness to establish new era of relations, experts say. Egyptian economic experts and investors expect the pace of Russian investments in Egypt to increase in the next period, coinciding with deepening communications and trade relations between the two parties.

Premier Li Visits Peru's National Museum

CRI English | May 25, 2015

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has visited Peru's National Museum of Archaeology with his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Cateriano. The two leaders also jointly opened an exhibition on the origins of Chinese civilization. Speaking from the museum, Li says both countries have made "contributions to human development" and there are "deep cultural roots" between China and Peru. "Agricultural civilizations in Peru and China made contributions to human development, and surely development between us will increase so that we can have an even brighter future.

Countries Pick Sides in Global Fight for the Internet

The Hill | May 25, 2015

The world is choosing sides in a fight over what the Internet will look like in the years to come. In recent months, countries have rushed to sign cybersecurity pacts that not only secure cyberspace allies, but also promote their vision of the global Internet. 

Results of the Visit of the Ethiopian People's Diplomacy Delegation to Sudan

Sudan Vision | May 25, 2015

The peoples of Ethiopia and Sudan are linked for centuries by historical, cultural, economical, social, and political ties. The two nations remained in communication even at critical political circumstances that were occurring between the countries.

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