Director of the Saltzman Institute, Richard Betts

President Barack Obama’s new national defense strategy represents “a move in the right direction and a chance to do more of what we should have done after the Cold War and before the second war against Iraq,” according to Richard Betts, the Arnold A.

North Korea expert Charles Armstrong. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Fourteen years ago, North Korea’s calendar was changed so that time officially began in 1912—the birth year of Kim Il Sung, who ruled the communist nation from its founding in 1948.

Professor David Smiley (second from left) and architecture students, including (from left) Jacob Goren (CC’12), Jin Xiu Chen (BC’12) and John Buonocore (CC’12), visited the Chandigarh College of Architecture, where they learned about the challenges facing this planned city whose population is expected to double in the next 50 years.

Many people visit India to see the Taj Mahal, the majestic mausoleum built by a 17th century emperor as a tribute to his wife.

From left: Shelia Coronel, of the Graduate School of Journalism; Asli Tunc, of the School of Communications at Istanbul Bilgi University; economist and writer Mohamed El Dahshan of Egypt; Jillian York, advocacy director, Electronic Freedom Foundation; and Nelly Nikenjad, founder of the Tehran Bureau

The University launched its sixth 

The eurozone is in trouble. What began as a sovereign debt problem in a few countries has exposed major weaknesses in the euro project. On the face of it, the problem is familiar and resolvable: several governments have borrowed more than they can possibly repay.

Sées Cathedral, exterior, north elevation. (Image credit: Andrew Tallon)

Art history professor Stephen Murray has been lucky enough to spend months at a time snapping pictures of France’s Gothic cathedrals so others interested in these architectural marvels who may not have

Andrew Wessbecher (CC'12) and Jiyao Li (GSAS'15), a Columbia graduate student in earth and environment sciences, prepare to deploy seismic tools into the northern Pacific Ocean.

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Sylvia Nasar. Image credit: Piotr Redlinkski