Robert Onley on how the next generation of world leaders are preparing to meet global challenges.
In 1970, we committed to spending 0.7% of our GDP on aid. In the 44 years since, only a small handful of countries have reached that goal. Canada never has. Here we track the progress made by eight countries.
It’s Russia against the West when it comes to what to do about Syria. And that division could overshadow the entire G8 summit says Jennifer Welsh.
Paul Meyer on the worrisome top secret U.S. presidential directive regarding offensive cyber operations abroad that was leaked to the Guardian.
Ferry de Kerckhove on what the West has gotten wrong about the Arab Spring and what it can do about it.
Steve Saideman on why Afghanistan was the best of times for Canadian civil-military relations.
Moving 250 Million
From the New York Times: How China plans to move 250,000,000 people from the countryside into newly constructed towns and cities over the next 12 years to achieve 70 percent urbanization.
When Inaction Speaks Louder than Words
Lisa Lerer & Julie Bykowicz for Bloomberg on how Obama's silence on TransCanada's proposed pipeline is frustrating many environmentalists and creating divisions among his supporters.
The End of the Ahmadinejad Era
Suzanne Maloney for Foreign Affairs on why the new Iranian president was allowed to win the election and how he could make concessions to the U.S. on the nuclear issue.
Terry Atlas and Chris Strohm for Bloomberg on how Edward Snowden, a low-level IT contract worker at the National Security Agency, was able to leak top-secret data to two newspapers.
The Two Sides of Family Planning in India
The Globe and Mail's Stephanie Nolen on "harsh and repressive" reproductive policies practiced on the ground in India – a far cry from its much-lauded official approach to family planning.
The Syria Conundrum
Campbell Clark for The Globe and Mail on the the western world's Syria conundrum: arm the rebels and risk supporting the radical jihadists, or do nothing and stand by as Bashar al-Assad triumphs (subscribers only).