What America Must Do: Steady as She Goes

Recognize the criticism of America for what it is: petty and contrived.

What America Must Do: Travel to Tehran

The mullahs in Iran have a single desire: an audience with the United States.

What America Must Do: Unrepentant Power

The United States sets rules for the world and then breaks them. It's time to end the double standards.

What America Must Do: End the Embargo

The Cuban people have suffered long enough. The time has come to put an end to a shameful policy.

What America Must Do: A Woman’s Worth

Without spending a dime, the next president can single-handedly lift half of the world.

What America Must Do: Lend Them Your Ear

What requires the least effort and reaps the biggest returns? The simple act of listening.

What America Must Do: The China Syndrome

Showing that U.S. friendship is not for sale will earn the respect of a billion people.

What America Must Do: Open the Door To Damascus

Syria may be ready to strike a separate peace -- if only Washington would give it a chance.

What America Must Do: A Table for Thirteen

The G-8 risks becoming irrelevant if more countries aren't invited to join the club.

What America Must Do: Holy Orders

The only thing evil about the war on terror is America's religious rhetoric.

What America Must Do: Step on the Gas

The world believes that the only thing Americans care about is cheap oil. Prove them wrong.

China’s Currency Crunch

Why China needs to adopt a floating exchange rate.

New Age Thinking

The aging of the world's baby boomers won't be the crisis we fear. What we consider "old" has become old-fashioned.

What America Must Do

America's relationship with the world is in disrepair. Anger, resentment, and fear have replaced the respect the United States once enjoyed. So, we asked a group of the world's leading thinkers to answer one question: What single policy or gesture can the next president of the United States make to improve America's standing in the world?

Europe’s Philosophy of Failure

In France and Germany, students are being forced to undergo a dangerous indoctrination. Taught that economic principles such as capitalism, free markets, and entrepreneurship are savage, unhealthy, and immoral, these children are raised on a diet of prejudice and bias. Rooting it out may determine whether Europe's economies prosper or continue to be left behind.

A World Without Islam

What if Islam had never existed? To some, it's a comforting thought: No clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists. Would Christianity have taken over the world? Would the Middle East be a peaceful beacon of democracy? Would 9/11 have happened? In fact, remove Islam from the path of history, and the world ends up exactly where it is today.

Think Again: Vladimir Putin

He has been called a despot, a menace, and even a murderer. But Vladimir Putin's half-baked autocratic regime won't rule Russia forever. After nearly a decade in power, Putin is more isolated than ever. Will he step down, leaving behind a paralyzed political system and a bootless economy? Or will he continue the charade of phony democracy that has brought him this far?

Hungry for America

After seven long years, the world is ready -- and waiting -- for the return of the United States.

Expert Sitings: Jessica Jackley Flannery

Jessica Jackley Flannery is cofounder of Kiva.org, the world's first international person-to-person micro-lending site. More than $16 million in micro-loans have been made through Kiva to 24,000 entrepreneurs in 37 countries.