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Looking Back to Move Peace Forward: A Lesson for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

As an Egyptian-born Jew, I am profoundly disturbed by the depth of the hatred that has escalated between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. After facing cultural extinction, I want to give a voice to Middle Eastern and North AfricanShow More Summary

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

The spoils of the falling Arab Spring have been divided among many. If the most obvious beneficiaries have been the old guard, Arab autocrats and their foreign allies, who have an equal interest in keeping the region firmly under the thumb, they have not been the only ones. Show More Summary

Evangelical American Extremists in the Middle East Are a Danger to Us All

Can you think of a worse idea than evangelicals, who believe they are serving God by killing Muslims, fighting Muslims who think they are serving God by killing Christians? The US government should crack down as hard on both the evangelical...Show More Summary

If (When) Baghdad Falls, Keep American Soldiers Away From the Mess Created By Bush and Obama

When President Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, long before ISIS controlled an estimated 12,000-35,000 square miles of territory between Iraq and Syria, the Decider stated the following in his now infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech: In...Show More Summary

Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady

Ms. Margaret Kenytta the First Lady of Kenya Visits a Maternity Ward in Wajir County on 14 Oct 2014 Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6000 and 8000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Show More Summary

How Would the Buddha Handle North Korea? Mindfulness in Diplomacy

Today's diplomacy is dysfunctional, and it seems as if the more we try to fix things without negotiations, the more serious the problems become. Recently the challenges in places like Iraq or Syria have grown so dire that we have toShow More Summary

Third Down and Free

Photo courtesy of Oded Balilty, AP So I'm doing it. I'm immigrating to Israel for the third time. And to Jerusalem no less. What's that they say about always doing the same thing and expecting a different result? Well most of my friends...Show More Summary

The Moment of Truth in North Korea

"Rule #1 in the camp: you should never ask why you were there. Many of those who asked were publicly executed." Listening to Mrs. Kim Hye-sook share the horror of life as an inmate in one of North Korea's notorious political prison camps...Show More Summary

Caution: Slippery Loan Ahead!

Co-authored by Nikola Peruši?, Project Manager at Cekor in Serbia Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements. Show More Summary

56 Reasons Anonymous Company Ownership Is the Biggest Problem You've Never Heard Of

Anonymous company ownership doesn't exactly trip off the tongue does it. Nor is it a phrase that many people have heard of. But it should be. Anonymous company ownership is behind much of what is bad in the world. It's behind the fraudsters...Show More Summary

Don't Blame New Freedoms for Violent Religious Extremism

Dictatorships do a great deal more to create and maintain violent religious extremism than liberalization has done or will ever do, contrary to the headline on David Kirkpatrick's New York Times report from Tunisia claiming that "new...Show More Summary

Living in Hope: Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller

On October 21, 2014, Jeffrey Fowle, an American, was released from a North Korean prison where he was held for leaving a Bible at a club for foreign sailors. In an interview earlier this year he said that his "charges are violationsShow More Summary

Ebola: Viral for African Development

Ebola's deadly spread reinforces Africa's popular image as a hopeless continent. But Africa is rising. Over the last decade, the continent has accomplished an impressive pace of human and economic development. The naturally alarmistShow More Summary

Restrictions on Movement of Palestinians Still Major Source of Frustration

"My homeland is not a suitcase and I am not a traveller," wrote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. But for many Palestinians living in the besieged homeland, the right to movement guaranteed in the University Declaration of Human Rights...Show More Summary

Education Quality in Latin America Comes Down to Teachers

It seems like almost every day more evidence comes in showing that teachers are the most important single factor when it comes to education quality. While that makes intuitive sense, it is also critical to have empirical evidence toShow More Summary

How Ebola Spreads

In the wake of a blog I posted earlier this week regarding my experience with hazmat, I noticed in the comments that what is most confusing about Ebola is the transmission -- or rather, the contradictory reports about how the virus spreads and infects. Show More Summary

Research Ethics and Ebola

Every day we learn of new suspected cases of Ebola infection in the United States, causing worries among the population and renewed efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain the epidemic. A student in the postgraduate...Show More Summary

International Roles in Middle East Policies

China has no strategy, but it has a policy. This is what Chinese experts have said in the course of explaining -- or justifying -- Chinese policy toward the countries of the Middle East. Russia is clinging to its policy because it is a state that understands strategy and what makes a strategy, from geography to natural resources. Show More Summary

Adam Smith To Xi Jinping: Wealthy Nations Need Good Laws

This article first appeared in Caixin and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. It is is part of a Worldcrunch series: China 2.0. BEIJING - In his book The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith explained that under tyrannical and monarchical rule, property rights are always at imminent risk of infringement -- and people will usually hide their wealth. Show More Summary

Women Remain Under-Represented in Public Sector Leadership Across the G20

The fluctuating fortunes of the global economy bring a fresh set of policy challenges to the fore. Policymakers in developed economies need to ensure that the first sparks of growth do not die out, while their counterparts in emerging countries need to identify new ways to accelerate poverty reduction. Show More Summary

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