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Qatar’s Prosperity As High
As Its Geopolitical Ambitions

a5.qatar.ambassador.al-rumaihi.homeQatar’s new envoy, Mohamed Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, isn’t shy about his tiny emirate’s massive energy riches, which he says are being used to build one of the most prosperous nations in the region, and quite possibly the world. Read More

People of World Influence

State Official Makes Her Mark
On Rising Western Hemisphere

a1.powi.jacobson.homeRoberta Jacobson admits the U.S. doesn’t always pay as much attention to the Latin countries under her belt as it does other hotspots, but that’s also a sign of just how well those Latin nations are doing. Read More

International Affairs

Will Anti-U.S. Protests Be
Death Knell for Syrians?

a2.libya.syria.homs.smoke.homeThe deaths of four Americans in a vicious attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya may have permanently killed any chances that the U.S. will stick its neck out to help to Syria’s rebels. Read More


Foreign Policy Rears Its Head
In U.S. Presidential Election

a3.foreign.policy.libya.homeThe conventional wisdom is that foreign policy would take a backseat in this year’s U.S. presidential race, but the world has a way of moving to the forefront of the agenda. Read More


Vice Presidential Contenders
Wade Into Foreign Policy Debate

a4.vice.president.ryan.obama.homeAs foreign policy gains steam in an otherwise economy-fueled election, it’s not just the presidential contenders whose opinions matter — their No. 2s have plenty to say as well. Read More


China’s Tepid Openness
Does Not Glasnost Make

a6.china.diplomacy.homeDespite its economic revolution, China’s embassies and consulates abroad mirror the opacity of the country’s labyrinthine political system. Read More


Alcohol Ablation: Little-Known
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer

a7.medical.thyroid.cancer.research.homeThe Mayo Clinic has been quietly pioneering a little-known treatment for thyroid cancer that eschews radiation or surgery for, of all things, alcohol. Read More