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Together with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger, the two Aspen Strategy Group members talked about how espionage is evolving in the WikiLeaks age and how Ignatius’s fiction often overlaps with the reality of his columns.
An estimated 80 million “sharers” in the US bought services from companies such as Uber and TaskRabbit last year.
Filed in Blog Topics: Economic Opportunities Program
The president’s foreign policy decisions have been heavily criticized for their strategic value and lack of coherency, but in the case of Cuba his actions are pure realism. An honest review of the embargo against Cuba would yield little in the way of results and perhaps good arguments that it has been counterproductive in achieving a more fair and democratic government in the island nation.
Filed in Blog Topics: Congressional Program
The bilateral commitment to cut emissions between the US and China is breathing new life into international climate negotiations.
Filed in Blog Topics: aspen global leadership network
According to our most-viewed videos of the year, speakers at the Aspen Ideas Festival brought the most clicks in 2014. Other popular videos on our YouTube channel this year include issues such as the Pentagon’s counterterrorism operations, the Chinese economic model, and Deepak Chopra discussing self-directed biological transformation, among other topics.
As we close out an eventful year, there's just enough time to release our list of some of the most-read posts of the year. The Aspen Idea blog covers some of the biggest issues and events the Institute has been involved in, and we've seen an increase in readership thanks to our loyal audience. To commemorate our year of fascinating speakers and events, check out the 14 most clicked-on posts of 2014.
The USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has partnered with the Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program's Project Play initiative to help stakeholders explore ways to get and keep children active through sports.
Filed in Blog Topics: Project Play, sports and society
What are 10 books on arts and culture worth reading? Do the mass resignations at the New Republic signal a crisis in journalism? What's the "very American" aspect of the recently released torture report? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: What We're Reading
The FCC’s bold, far-sighted reform beckons libraries, as well as schools, into a major step toward creating digital opportunity equally available to everyone in society.
Filed in Blog Topics: Dialogue on Public Libraries
The Aspen Institute takes an in-depth look at the field of impact investing as one tool that could help advance economic mobility for families.
Filed in Blog Topics: Impact Investing, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Philanthropy and Social Innovation

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