In the decade following the Cold War, democracy flourished as never before. In recent years, however, much of this progress has steadily eroded, as democracy itself appears to have lost its appeal.
Source: Democracy in Decline | Foreign Affairs
The United States has been at war with ISIS for more than a year. But you cannot beat a surging ideology without a higher sense of purpose.
Source: In the War on ISIS, Americans Must Know What Theyre Fighting For – The Atlantic
Ragazzi boys travelled to South Africa this summer.
Ragazzi and Drakensberg Choirs
Karl Eikenberry recently returned from a visit to Rwanda where he lectured military and policy officials from across East Africa at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC). Eikenberry, who is a retired lieutenant general from the U.S. Army and the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was able to apply his experience to help build the capacity of the military and armed forces in post-conflict countries in Africa.
Reflecting on the trip, Eikenberry discussed the role that the military plays in supporting the development of the rule of law in post-conflict societies and how academic institutions can support state-building efforts abroad through knowledge exchange and training programs.
Eikenberry is the William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also an affiliate of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law as well as the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
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Aaron Marineau / The Hutchinson News via AP fileNickerson Elementary School third-graders dash under a rainbow colored tarp before it falls back down on them in Hutchinson, Kan., on April 25, 2013.
Hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to figure out how kids can play more. That’s right: They want kids to have more fun.
A scientist with autism has used his own experiences to aid the completion of a study which challenges some of the most commonly-held beliefs about the condition.
Major study led by autistic scientist challenges long-held preconceptions about the condition.
Excellent NYT Op Ed about the fundamental importance of universal access to education.
The Gift of Education – NYTimes.com.