As summer has ended and rolled into fall, the headlines are filled with much disturbing news from around the globe. Domestic violence among elite athletes, terrorist groups broadcasting atrocities, heads of state fanning the flames of war, the continued spectacle of the dysfunctional American political system, draught, earthquakes and hurricanes. It is enough to make … Continue reading Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

A few years ago a friend who had lived though the Yugoslav war commented that the political ideology of who won didn’t matter, because ultimately things were going to be the same for the citizens.  While many of us feel that who wins and their beliefs matter dearly, the truth is that as long as … Continue reading This is my wish for the people of Ukraine

Having made two trips to Egypt since the Arab Spring to work with current and emerging political leaders, I closely follow its ever-changing political situation. In the past week, the protests that allowed the country to exercise its voice for democracy has turned into ugly battles between the right and left, between those feeling unempowered … Continue reading America at 237: A Guiding Light or A Dimming Beacon?