In a period of increased polarization in domestic politics, fragmentation of society, and social inequity, efforts to adapt and grow to meet the complex 21st century challenges of globalization and technological change should begin at the local level. Germany and the United States face many of the same domestic challenges, and local communities in both countries can learn from each other’s innovative approaches to these issues.

Published Sunday, March 20, 2019 in “The Tennessean” [Here] No Room for Hate | Tennessean | Opinion Patrick W. Ryan, Guest Columnist Hatred and bigotry have no room in our society and here’s what we can do about it. There is no shortage of heart wrenching natural and man-made disasters, conflicts and human suffering every day […]

The Doomsday Clock is ticking | Tennessean Op-ed

February 10, 2019

The world is in a precarious place when it comes to the possibility of nuclear disaster. Trump foreign policy offers much bluster but few real gains.

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Understanding America’s nerve-racking foreign policy | Tennessean Op-ed

May 9, 2018

Professionals and observers alike have been bewildered to see policymaking by pique and tweet, by positions changing on a dime, by lack of coherent strategy and doctrine, and by – at the most generous interpretation – a mysterious “bromance” between President Trump and our principal global adversary, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Sleep well America

March 22, 2017

The United States of America was attacked by the Russian Federation. Attacked. Think about it.

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Saudi Vision 2030 and its architect reach Tokyo

September 2, 2016

East Asia is on the agenda for Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He is visiting two of the world’s largest economies – China and Japan – in the coming days for meetings with top government officials and, in the case of China, to lead the Saudi delegation at the G20 summit of leading global economies in Hangzhou.

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit to boost social business agenda

June 21, 2016

Patrick Ryan is a regular contributor to Al Arabiya English. Today he wrote on the social business aspects of this week’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES2016) in Silicon Valley.

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Future of Saudi-US joint business opportunities in spotlight

June 21, 2016

Patrick Ryan is a regular contributor to Al Arabiya English. Today he wrote on the prospects for US-Saudi business relations in view of the upcoming visit of Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed.

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Saudi’s massive Uber investment: What the analysts think

June 2, 2016

Al Arabiya’s article on the recent purchase of a $3.5 billion stake in Uber included insights from Patrick W. Ryan.

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A Perspective on the University of Tennessee Campus Climate

May 15, 2016

This post provides an audio recording from the broadcast interview of Colleen Ryan by Dave Johnson, host of Cumberland Viewpoint.

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