In a world that seems increasingly secular, the role of religion remains surprisingly strong. Across the globe, nearly nine out of 10 people say they have some affiliation with religion. Yet, at the same time, conflicts because of religion are on the rise.
“People value the ability to
What does Iran's new leadership mean for the future of the country, its nuclear weapons program and relationship with the West, and for Iranians around the world?
America Abroad recently partnered with a leading public radio station in Los Angeles, KCRW, to host an international radio
In this special anniversary episode, A Decade at War: Iraq, Afghanistan & Counterinsurgency, America Abroad looks back at the policies and lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the efficacy of the US. counterinsurgency strategy.
It’s become something close to accepted wisdom that the issues on which voters will decide the next election in 2012 will be almost exclusively domestic. But even the most cursory examination of the forces at work in this country today will tell you that what happens beyond American shores will
"This is an unfinishable battle. [You] try to do everything, but it is a long war."
– Gyula Almási, head of Hungary’s Intellectual Property Rights Defense Department
This particular long war isn’t against terrorists. It’s against counterfeiters. Companies have been
"Is it possible that a union, that is not past the point of no return, could start unraveling?"
– Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University
The financial crisis in Europe has
From the Boston Marathon bombings to a recent attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya, 2013 has seen a spike in terrorism worldwide. Even as the U.S. uses military force to try and weaken Al Qaeda and affiliated groups, it is grappling with how to fight terrorism on another front -- battling the
While the Arab Spring may have toppled a couple of regimes, democracy alone can’t solve the bread and butter issues of the region. The Arab world faces a stark demographic dilemma: nearly a quarter of Arabs under 30 remain jobless. The bleak economic conditions that fueled the Arab uprisings
The U.S. is often thought of as the land of innovation – a great habitat for entrepreneurs. And, this is still the case. But, why are other regions of the world, such as Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, producing entrepreneurs at a faster rate than the United States?
In this month's
As citizens rise up across the Middle East, they fear more than reprisals of their own rulers. Many worry that leaders from Iran are looking to capitalize on a de-stabilized Middle East. They fear Iran wants to acquire more power and influence in the region.
The balance appears to be