August 2013 Homepage

August 2013 Homepage
Cover Story

Michael Oren: Israel’s Man
In Washington Bids ‘Shalom’

a5.israel.michael.oren.homeMichael Oren’s splashy four-year term as Israel’s envoy in Washington was marked by many lows, but he hopes to end his posting on a high note: the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Read More

People of World Influence

Son of Iran’s Last Shah:
‘I Am My Own Man’

a1.powi.pahlavi.homeAs Reza Pahlavi, son of the last Shah of Iran, watched his homeland elect a moderate new president, he felt wistful for what could have been — and hopeful for what might still be. Read More

International Relations

Besides Bruised Egos, Will NSA
Spy Leaks Cause Lasting Pain?

a2.cyber.spy.homeThe NSA spying leaks have certainly been a black eye to the snooping agency, but will the revelations cause long-lasting damage to America’s relationships abroad? Read More

International Relations

U.S.-Canada Relations:
A Tale of Two Bridges

a3.canada.disputes.ambassador.homeDisputes over the Peace Bridge and Ambassador Bridge have been a rare road bump between the U.S. and Canada, which share the longest and busiest uninterrupted frontier between any two countries in the world. Read More


Lugar Institute Aims to Bridge Chasm
Between Capitol Hill, Embassy Row

a4.lugar.event.homeRichard Lugar, the two-time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, returned to his old haunts to celebrate a new initiative that connects the worlds of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. Read More

Inside the Chamber

Council Smoothes Occasional Hiccup
Between Indispensable Trade Partners

a6.canada.CABC.sign.homeThe Canadian American Business Council works to separate politics from trade, whether it’s the charged Keystone XL pipeline project or even lingering sensitivities over NAFTA.Read More


Libertarian Cato Institute
Breaks Bipartisan Mold

a7.cato.front.homeIn the United States, you’re either a Democrat or a Republican, but the Cato Institute offers a third way: libertarianism, which espouses seemingly bipolar political views. Read More

Book Review

Haass: U.S. Should Fix Its Own House
Before Cleaning Up World’s Messes Haass takes a big-picture view while offering nuts-and-bolts suggestions in his new book “Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order.”  Read More


Washington National Cathedral
Embraces Same-Sex Marriage Washington National Cathedral has become an outspoken advocate for gay rights, using its religious authority to promote, not demean, same-sex marriage.  Read More