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Remembering a Revolution: Talk Like an Egyptian

In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Peter Hessler writes about learning to speak Arabic as an adult, when his family moved to Cairo, Egypt, in October of 2011. "It was the first fall after the Arab Spring, and Arabic lessons were a way…

To Be Continued…Global Geo-Strategic Shifts

by Henry Collison Montreal—The tumultuous socio-political developments of 2016 have had their reverberations spilled over into the new year. Barely stepping into the early hours of 2017, Turkey experienced renewed bloodshed when crowds…

Navigating Global Geopolitics Under Trump

by Dan Mueller Frankfurt--It appears that there is no end in sight to America's post-election brouhaha. It has covered a whole range of issues with varying degree of sadness, entertainment, and shock. From stories about fake news to…

Why It is WISE to Take Note of Education in China

By Angelica Towne Beijing--Last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) regional gathering in Beijing, China, entitled ‘Innovating for Equity and Empowerment’. The WISE-LIFE China Forum,…

Insurance Costs and the Risk of Terrorism in Post-Brexit UK

by Andrew Bard  Concepts & Thoughts Not much has changed in post-Brexit Great Britain, but travelers and those who reside there can expect to see many long-term effects of Great Britain’s exit from the European Union over the next two…