FROM Robert Stavins
Assessing the Outcome of the Climate Talks in Peru Expectations were low for the latest Climate Change conference with 200 countries in Lima, Peru. But, after marathon negotiations over the weekend, a kind of breakthrough was achieved — a signed pledge by nations, rich and poor, to cut back on emissions. Robert Stavins, professor of business and government at the Harvard Kennedy School, is just back from Lima.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?