Failures of U.S. Intelligence: Americans Must Become Better Spies

There is a growing danger that the two most important global "ships," the United States and the European Union, might pass each other in the night. As evidenced by President George W. Bush's two summer tours of Europe, and the media frenzies that preceded them, the sources of contention between the two world powers are…

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Advances Abroad, Struggles Within

On that day, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), which had been known for 45 years as West Germany, officially absorbed the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, reuniting a people who had been split apart politically, culturally, philosophically, and spiritually for decades by a cruel superpower conflict. The event actually began with the…

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The World of Child Labor

As Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) told a U.S. Department of Labor hearing in 1997, “In an age of computers, fiber optics, and space travel, it is easy to forget that in many parts of the world–including our own backyard–children are sold into servitude, chained to machines, and forced to work under the most dangerous and…

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Controlling the Panama Canal

In this PBS Online NewsHour Forum, Professor Tierney and William Ratliff of the Hoover Institution discuss the national security implications over who would control of the Panama Canal.

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