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What a Moroccan crater reveals about a rare double whammy from the skies

David Baratoux, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, and particularly its southern desert, is scattered with treasure that came from the skies: meteorites. Show More Summary

The Chile Burn Victims Case: Containment vs. Human Rights under Pinochet

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Show More Summary

Explaining The Istanbul Bombing: Turkey's Six Foreign Policy Sins

Sibel Oktay, University of Illinois at Springfield You don't have to be an avid follower of international news to have heard about the terror attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport - Turkey's biggest and Europe's third largest hub for air travel. Show More Summary

The Young and the Brexited

If I hadn’t been following the news, I would have thought that the entire city of Oxford, UK had collectively come down with the flu on the morning of June 24. Every person I encountered that morning — friends, professors, shopkeepers,...Show More Summary

What ancient African fermentation techniques reveal about probiotics

Paul Mokoena, University of KwaZulu-Natal Humans may not know it, but we are full of lactic acid bacteria. It may sound scary, but these bacteria make up a significant component of any healthy person's gastrointestinal tract. They are...Show More Summary

Visa Free by 2018? Africa's Open Visa Policy

By Michelle DeFreese African citizens currently face some of the most stringent visa restrictions in the world. According to the Africa Visa Openness Index Report launched by the African Development Bank (AfDB), citizens of African countries require visas to travel to 55% of countries within the continent. Show More Summary

India's "Act-Korea", Korea's "Look-India"

[Song Woo-suk (right), advisory committee member of Korea International Trade Association (KITA), explains about transparent boat to Indian PM Narendra Modi (second from right) at the booth of Korean firm Hannam Total Marine ahead of...Show More Summary

Time For Turkey To Adopt A New Security Strategy

The ISIS attack on the Istanbul's Ataturk airport is the result of Turkey's failed policies in the region. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Islamists groups fighting against the Assad regime, thinking he could control them. But instead of acting as proxies projecting Turkey's influence, they turned on their benefactor. Show More Summary

Remaining In The EU Is A Privilege, Not A Sacrifice

The populist Italian 5 Star Movement's spirit of European solidarity barely lasted a few hours. It completely evaporated at the European Parliament's emergency session on Tuesday, when the majority of members -- 5 Star Movement MEPsShow More Summary

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

From left: Joel Anand Samy, Co-Founder, International Leaders Summit, Nigel Farage, Leader, UKIP and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Natasha Srdoc and Roger Helmer, MEP-UKIP, European Parliament, Brussels Happy IndependenceShow More Summary

The British-EU Revival Imperative

Photo: © Viktor Cvetkovic / Getty Images On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum to remain or leave the European Union ('Brexit'). 'Leave' prevailed by 52% to 48%, but only one in three of the eligible British electorate voted for Brexit. Show More Summary

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Global Geopolitics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Global Geopolitics - From "Atoms for Peace" to "AI for Mankind" - Artificial Intelligence (AI), a top priority for the ubiquitous American tech companies, for Industry 4.0 or digital China, is already...Show More Summary

Can outsiders help Venezuela in the midst of crisis, again?

Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. A decade and a half after a failed coup against Venezuela's iconic leader Hugo Chávez, his successor, Nicolás Maduro, is similarly embattled. Show More Summary

Thin Red Line

My hometown Hannover in Germany offers a neat feature to the exploring type: A thin red line, which marks streets, public places, and walkways over a distance of 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles), leading to the 36 main attractions and historic sites of the city. Show More Summary

To Leaders Wanting To Hold A Referendum: Think Twice

CO-AUTHORED BY KELSEY SUTER The economic and social implications of Britain's vote to leave the European Union are still playing out, but the political fallout has already begun: David Cameron has announced his resignation, and the Conservatives face a divisive leadership battle. Show More Summary

Do Not Disengage: Hope And Action Post-Brexit

Britain, how could you do this to me? When I woke up on Friday morning to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU, I shared the feelings of 48% of the voting population: shock, disbelief, fear, and yes, betrayal. Like a 20-year marriage ended by an extra-marital affair: I thought I knew you Britain. Show More Summary

The World's Refugee Crisis Needs Both A Humanitarian And Longer-Term Response

The world's greatest risks can't be confined within borders. This is clearly the case with the ongoing refugee crisis, which is unprecedented in scale and affecting people and places far from the scene of civil war, fragility and conflict. Show More Summary

Europe Must Reform To Avoid A Populist Domino Effect

Brexit is an historic setback for the European Union, but not a death sentence. As sad as the referendum result is, it must be respected. After referenda over the European Union's constitution were held in France and the NetherlandsShow More Summary

Cleaning up America's Backyard: The Overthrow of Guatemala's Arbenz

On June 18, 1954 the Central Intelligence Agency launched a covert operation to overthrow the left-leaning government in Guatemala. The coup, code-named Operation PBSUCCESS, deposed Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz Guzman, ended the Guatemalan Revolution, and installed the military dictatorship of Carlos Castillo Armas. Show More Summary

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