Obama and Romney on China

Posted on May 4, 2012 in Foreign Policy | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, Michael Moran of Renaissance Insights and Slate.com had a discussion with the World Affairs Council on the future of...

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Super Tuesday: The Foreign Affairs Perspective

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 in Foreign Policy, Politics, Security | 0 comments

As Super Tuesday voting commences across the country today, we at the World Affairs Council want to take a look at international issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.

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“No Fly List” No Match for Libyan-American Aid Worker

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Foreign Policy | 0 comments

Jamal Tarhuni waited 20 minutes for the airline assistant to return with his driver's license. Slowly he realized he would not be flying to Seattle that day.Tarhuni, a Libyan-American aid worker, was supposed to fly from Portland to Seattle to speak at the World Affairs Council's Libyan Rebels and Healers event last Wednesday. But customer service told him he was not allowed to board “for security reasons.”

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Blind Date: United States and China

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Foreign Policy, Politics | 0 comments

While millions of couples prepared for romantic Valentine’s Day dinners, Chinese and American diplomats got dressed up for a high-stakes date of their own, hoping to mend what has recently seemed a shaky relationship.China’s vice-president, Xi Jinping, arrived in Washington on February 13, kicking off his week-long visit to the United States.

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Footage of our 60th Anniversary Celebration with President Carter Now Available

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy, Global Health, Leadership, Politics, Security, Youth | 0 comments

On January 31, the World Affairs Council hosted our biggest event ever, featuring President Jimmy Carter speaking on “Waging Peace,...

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Reflections on the Taiwanese Election

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 in Foreign Policy | 0 comments

By Aaron C. Brown, Vice Chair of the Board.On Jan. 14, 2012, incumbent Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou emerged victorious over Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen in his country's national election.Having prevailed with only 51.6 percent of the vote, President Ma's re-election was a close one, but his win may prove crucial for maintaining Taiwan's moderate, pragmatic relationship with mainland China.

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