- The Right Social Policies Can Promote Intergenerational Ethics
A new study by Bertelsmann Foundation analyzes fairness between the young and the old, and provides policy solutions for governments in aging societies.
- As Asia Waltzes Forward on Two Right Feet, America Fixates on the Middle East
The United States can be effective in its pivot toward Asia by using its influence to help resolve territorial disputes and defuse the rightward lurch in China and Japan.
- Obama's "New" Trade Policy: What Happened to Multilateralism?
The Obama administration's new trade agenda shows little consideration for developing countries and may hurt the United States in the long run.
- Beauty Salons Nailed for Labor Violations
Two-thirds of beauty salons have recently instituted green and sustainable practices to protect staff health, but in an industry attractive to immigrants there is a need for workers to speak out about labor rights.
- Deterrence Beats Diplomacy on North Korea
There are enormous limits as to what Japan, South Korea, and the United States could do about North Korea even if China agreed to follow their diplomatic lead. Stronger sanctions may indeed bring down the Kim Jong Il regime, but that is the outcome everyone really wishes to avoid.
- U Made an Illegal U-Turn
The South Korean metropolis of New Songdo is slated to be the world's largest "ubiquitous city," with tracking devices everywhere. The entrenchment of social surveillance presents a challenge for democratic integrity and personal privacy.
- No Skipping Class
Ivy League brand names are leading the globalization of higher education as increasing numbers of highly competitive applicants come from Asia.
- Partisanship and U.S. Trade Policy
U.S. trade policy has become increasingly partisan, but progress on trade issues during an election year is unlikely.
- Role Addiction
The global growth of Internet use and online role-playing games has spawned a public health crackdown on addictive and antisocial behaviors.
- The Blogger's Democratic Revolution
Thanks to the human love of commentary and information, blogs have created more connections among people and helped propel citizen journalism and democratic change. As the medium matures, will a code of ethics be necessary?
- Discord over KORUS
NAFTA's defects show room for improvement in trade negotiations. Has the United States struck a fairer deal with South Korea?
- Greening U.S. Trade
President Bush is trying to pass trade bills with Panama, Peru, Colombia, and South Korea. Unfortunately, these treaties fall far short of a Congressional mandate stating that U.S. trade bills must have significant environmental provisions and backpedal on effective precedents that were set under NAFTA.
- Geoffrey Cain
Geoffrey Cain is a freelance journalist covering press and Internet freedoms. He was a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam from 2010 to 2011.
- Anja Boenicke
Anja Hechong Boenicke, originally from Berlin, Germany, joined Carnegie Council's Global Policy Innovations in August 2007.
- Robert Dujarric
Robert Dujarric is director, Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies at Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo.