Recent content from John Rash
Annual U.N. study of people polled in 156 countries suggests that while it can help, money doesn't (always) buy happiness.
The world needs to match the State Department honoree's intrepid advocacy on behalf of Rohingya refugees.
Filmmaking, and the movies themselves, should be the stars of a show that's been shadowed with controversy.
A juxtaposition of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and an Iran-focused Mideast security conference in Warsaw.
Minnesota senator's expected presidential bid comes amid a polarized, turbulent political environment.
A new documentary from director Peter Jackson uses old footage and voices to renew interest in the sacrifices of soldiers who fought, and won, the "Great War."
Political stalemates in Washington, London and elsewhere reflect a crisis in governance at a time of rising global challenges.
Foreign-policy experts cite the erosion of international institutions and the global order itself.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder spurs Senate to condemn the crown prince and end U.S. military aid for the war in Yemen.
New film by acclaimed Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón reflects an alternative cultural, commercial approach.
"Arrows Awards" reel, which begins its annual Walker Art Center run, may better reflect British society.
New movie recalls the 1988 sex scandal that engulfed the favorite to be the Democratic presidential nominee.
President Trump, the journalist said, might be best remembered for his 'policy casino.'
Even if Trump doesn't act, Congress can reassert U.S. foreign-policy independence by limiting arms sales to the kingdom.
American values and U.S. leadership are needed to counter the rise of a global "authoritarian alliance."
New Pew poll reflects deep divisions on support for the watchdog role of the press, perceived fairness, trust and other key issues.
"Fahrenheit 11/9," "Time for Ilhan" leave moviegoers with different takes on America's political system.
Tactics shift, but the foreign policy objectives seem similar to a previous era.
Geographic, generational and gender trends, not to mention ideological divides, are apparent in state races.
Controversy over Trump-Putin summit, attacks on the press and a Republican rebuke of policy "commissars."
The president is accelerating the waning of a system that's advanced U.S. interests.
But relationships between Americans, Mexicans and Canadians transcend politics.
History Center's "Somalis + Minnesota" shows how immigration enriches.
Remarkable rescue shows the power of viral video and reflects the potency of immigration issue in Europe.
Enduring political paralysis risks marring Minnesota's brand.
In a provocative book, Harvard scholar Graham Allison examines if the two countries are "Destined for War."
Walker Art Center's "Legacy of '68" film series sparks comparisons to current world turbulence.
Afghan citizens, multinational forces and an international press corps are under relentless siege from violent extremists.
2018 World Press Freedom Index warns of press repression amid rising authoritarianism.
Ambassador Dina Kawar reflects on her nation's resiliency.
Japan has been up and down more than once. It's steady now and willing to be a pillar of global affairs.
Drive for diversity in front of and behind the camera bolstered by "Black Panther" and activism.
Games face challenges and change, but still inspire athletes and fans worldwide.
U.S. intelligence chiefs' warnings on Russian interference should spur bipartisan backing for an aggressive congressional response.
Challenges batter the nation, and the National Football League, but both events offer a unique unity moment, however fleeting.
Acclaimed Lebanese film focuses on unhealed wounds from vicious civil war.
Two Arizona Republican senators reflect on President Trump's attacks on the media.
New movie examines Pentagon Papers case and puts a lens on today's era.
Forecasters see Beijing beginning to fill the power vacuum left by a disengaged Trump administration.
Four different dictionaries' "words of the year" define our times and deliver a potential preview of 2018.
The potential impact on Alabama's reputation may have spurred some Republicans to say "no Moore."
New movie about the British prime minister is just the latest reflection on a leader who has become a legend.
Annual Walker Art Center screening shows advertising as creative as the shows it supports and provides insight into U.K. society.
Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.
A pair of Minnesotans in Congress from opposite sides of the aisle agree that the decades-old U.S. policy is counterproductive.
Incoming, outgoing adjutant generals speak about geopolitics, service and the need for diversity in the ranks.
Leaks, investigative reporting and a special counsel consume Washington.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has always lauded long-shot peacemaking efforts, many of which came to fruition.
New film depicts her historic win against Bobby Riggs: "I was very clear that this wasn't just a tennis match."
A stable nation and leader look to emerge further as a geopolitical force, but a rising right-wing party may mar the outcome.
Fake Facebook accounts bought ads that "appeared to favor amplifying divisive social and political messages."
Augsburg University forum's focus on "bridging divisions through dialogue" reflects the grass-roots effort needed for peacemaking.
Americans — and the news media — tune out of the enduring South Asian conflict even as military sacrifices continue.
With U.S.-South Korean exercises, the focus will shift back to North Korean crisis.
A book and a "Talk of the Stacks" event reflect remarkable career of the Star Tribune cartoonist.
New Pew poll points to ISIS, climate change, cyberattacks, global economy and refugees.
Distractions and disconnects in the White House and Congress.
A temporary retreat from a hostile continent during wartime to a permanent Brexit divorce from today's welcoming Europe.
The dispute between Qatar and four nations led by Saudi Arabia threatens regional stability.
A new Pew poll reports low global confidence in the president, which may make diplomatic efforts more difficult.
A training exercise takes our soldiers to Lithuania for on-the-ground experience in an area that (one never knows) they might be called upon to defend.
Russian interference in America's democracy should inspire the pursuit of the truth.
On June 8 U.K. voters will decide whether Prime Minister May's "safe pair of hands" will still guide Great Britain.
International news events echo the original unveiling of the globe in 1951.
For U.S. envoys, a tougher task of projecting America's model of democracy amid disarray at home.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen offer France dramatically different visions for their country's future.
Chronic crises elsewhere shouldn't preclude proactive Latin America efforts.
The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.
Among the notable films is an Egyptian drama, "Clash," that examines the deep divisions that spiraled Cairo into chaos.
Upcoming Minnesota History Center exhibit and PBS documentary recall America's entry into World War I.
Citizens and Congress could rescue the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from the president's proposed cut.
Amid populism, politicians who still back the European Union.
As the world watches U.S. turmoil, Americans with opposing viewpoints may be looking past each other.
Presidential pressure on press freedom, reporter safety is at risk.
For the 44th year, Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard troops train together.