Schell in NYT – China's rise

"For the last hundred years, China has wanted to be in the position where it's not pushed around." said Senior Fellow Orville Schell in an article in the New York Times. "And now they are close to that." China's rise as an economic superpower has threatened the US control has had over the world import and exporting business. Schell also believes that President Obama is working to maintain good relations with the communist state in order to gain necessary aid and alliances for the United States….

Year End Success… Our Government Can Actually Work. Is Nirvana Here?

It is amazing what a deadline can do to focus the hearts and minds of our government. In the final days of the lame-duck session, Congress passed and sent to the president a major piece of tax and economic stimulus legislation, including the extension of unemployment benefits; the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', the nearly 20-year old Pentagon policy; historic food safety legislation; and the landmark START Treaty on nuclear weapons reduction. Most importantly, all were passed with bipartisan support. Maybe one of the lessons of all of this is to shorten the congressional session to one month per…

Bennis in Fortune on Obama’s Leadership

"When you read Obama's speeches, they're beautiful," says Warren Bennis, Distinguished CCLP Fellow. "They'll go down as some of the most brilliant essays. But none of them has a sound bite. Where is Reagan's, 'Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall?'" Bennis was cited an article on Fortune Magazine's website where experts were asked to critique the leadership qualities of President Obama….