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Sacrifices for World Order Nobody is Willing to Make
Sacrifices for World Order Nobody is Willing to Make

The world still requires order, and that still requires sacrifice. Many now believe we can have world order, peace, stability, and prosperity on the cheap. We can coast merely on soft power (Democrats) or by promoting national interests (Republicans) without the hard work and heavy lifting required to actually maintain that order, whether through diplomacy or hard power.

Former Liberian President Sirleaf Offers Optimistic Vision of Democracy, Africa, and America
Former Liberian President Sirleaf Offers Optimistic Vision of Democracy, Africa, and America

Last April, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke at Georgetown University. Asked to assess the state of African democracy, she also spoke about the United States. Her conclusion was optimistic.

Colombo Port, by Jgmorard via Flickr
How My Mind has Changed on Trade

Gideon Strauss explains how Joe Studwell’s How Asia Works has changed his mind on how developing countries should shape trade policies.