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For Turkish Media, It Is All About Carrots and Sticks

For those not used to Turkey's political bickering had a small taste of it in the nation's capital this week, as apologists of the Turkish government attempted to censor critics in a meeting that gathered to discuss the predators ofShow More Summary

Nigeria's Time of Uncertainty

With the presidential election looming on February 14, Nigeria is at a crossroads. The outcome of the election will have serious implications both for the country itself and for how it is viewed around the world. This election is taking...Show More Summary

Dear Pope Francis: Saving the World Requires Contraception

Don't get me wrong, Francis. You seem like a sincere, congenial man, and I admire you for bringing the world's attention to the need to address poverty, fight climate change, and eliminate inequality. But, sadly, your unwillingness to...Show More Summary

Yannis Varoufakis and the New Economics for Greece

Yannis Varoufakis is not a household name in North America or Western Europe. But in the coming days people who pay attention to the press and other mass media will hear more about him. He was chosen as the new finance minister by the...Show More Summary

The Great Game: Israeli, Hezbollah, and Iranian Edition

It's tempting to ascribe the latest flare-up between Hezbollah and Israel as part of an ongoing "cycle of violence" that comes part and parcel with a region long on conflict and short on peace. News outlets portray the events like a tit-for-tat trading of fire--cue the typical White House and State Department platitudes and watch the eyes glaze over. Show More Summary

Let's Collect the Data, Pack and Go!

For over 200 years, the ancient Near East (its artifacts and sites) has been a rich resource for many people in the West, providing them with the opportunity of gaining personal prestige, national pride and historical rootedness. The...Show More Summary

Escalation of Tensions: Israel and the Shiite Front (Iran-Hezbollah)

According to the official news agency of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Sepah News, General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria. The Iranian commander was killed alongside another six fighters fromShow More Summary

Who are going to trust?

When we lose someone's trust, we realize we have taken it for granted. And once lost, it is close to impossible to regain. Trust binds our world together. From the trust between family members, the trust between neighbours in a community, to the trust between customers and enterprises, and the trust between authorities and citizens. Show More Summary

Reflecting on Davos: The Women and Girls of the Forgotten Continent

One hundred million. That's the number of Latin American women in the workforce today. It's a powerful critical mass in my home region: 100 million agents of change who will help their families escape poverty, build a middle class and fuel regional economic growth. But as important as that number is, it's deceiving. Show More Summary

Medical Servants, Not Slaves

"What I will miss most about Cuba is waiting in the bread line." So says a young Cuban doctor, displaying humor before leaving for Venezuela. The Medica is strikingly beautiful, resembling a young Gloria Estefan of Miami Sound machine fame. Show More Summary

New Greek PM Supports Palestinian Rights

The results of the snap elections in Greece, which propelled the leftist Syriza Party to power this week, sent shockwaves to many world capitals. Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister, has vowed to fulfill his electoral promises, including...Show More Summary

The 3rd of March

The 3rd of March marks the anniversary of the worst day of my life. It is the day my beloved son, David, was killed by a Palestinian sniper while serving in reserve duty at an Israeli checkpoint. The checkpoint was removed the very next day and never put back which leads me to believe that it was not exactly critical to the security of Israel. Show More Summary

Italy. Honestly?

That was my thought as I arrived in Piazza del Popolo in Rome last Saturday evening, where one hundred thousand people had gathered for "Honesty Night." The event was organized by the Five-Star Movement (M5S), the political movementShow More Summary

Life for refugees in Lebanon becoming increasingly harsh

As an experienced humanitarian worker, I'm used to working with refugees and people displaced by conflict around the world. Their living conditions are always difficult and daily life is always a struggle. Donors like the European Union...Show More Summary

Death of a Shalesman: U.S. Energy Independence Is a Fairy Tale

There is nothing "splendid" about isolation. Far from being an advisable policy in today's interconnected world, it is a fear-based mantra that may have disastrous effects on America's place in the globe -- and on her commercial relationships. With...Show More Summary

It's Time to Change the Africa Narrative

The Western Media has outdated and incorrect beliefs about Africa. This has to change. VENTURES AFRICA -- I recently watched the BBC documentary, "Rwanda: The Untold Story" which first aired on October 1st, 2014. For those of us who have lived through the 1994 genocide, the documentary is quite puzzling. Show More Summary

Venezuela Authorizes Use of Lethal Weapons on Protest Control

Geraldine Moreno was shot to death in her hometown of Valencia during the February 2014 student protests in Venezuela. The painful pictures of the disfigured young demonstrator circled the globe. She was shot in the face at point blank range with rubber pellets fired from a shotgun. Show More Summary

Ten Lessons Learned by Hezbollah from Israel's Summer War in Gaza

It seems like an eternity ago that fighting raged in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, dubbed by the IDF as Operation Protective Edge. Nonstop coverage of that conflict clogged the airwaves for weeks, only to be drowned out by new headlines: ISIS. Show More Summary

Can Peace in Mindanao Ever be Achieved?

The killing of 44 members of the Philippine police over the weekend by rebels apparently affiliated both with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) raises question about the sanctity of the Bangsamoro Framework, signed between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF last year. Show More Summary

The U.S. Is Being Hypocritical on Hostage Exchanges

In late December, 2014, a young Jordanian pilot by the name of Moaz al-Khassasbeh was taken captive by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant when his aircraft suddenly went down near the Syrian city of Raqqah. Footage...Show More Summary

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