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The Battle for Islam

With over 1.6 billion followers, one third of them living as minorities, Islam is a major force in the world today. An active factor in international relations, its influence is far from local or confined to countries and communities...Show More Summary

Giving That's Truly Worthy of Our Thanks: Combatting Ebola Overseas and Keeping Our Communities Safe

As families sit around their Thanksgiving tables today, there will be a few empty seats left behind by a group of courageous U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers who volunteered for duty in West Africa. Their mission...Show More Summary

Evidence of Abundance #20: Global Education

In last week's "Evidence of Abundance," I shared the data on the average educational attainment in the U.S. Today I'd like to share the numbers expanded to include the global population. In the 1820s the U.S., Japan, and the UK wereShow More Summary

Mindfully Thankful on Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. As a global citizen, and particularly as a scholar of the modern republic of Turkey, the number of comments and jokes I get on "Turkey Day" reinforce the importance of taking time to be thankful for the right reasons. Show More Summary

Why the French Parliament Should Vote No on a Palestinian State

The French parliament is due to vote on recognition of a Palestinian state on Nov. 28. PARIS -- For nearly half a century, I have favored the two-state solution. But I believe that the "unilateral recognition" of Palestine under consideration in the French parliament is a bad idea for three reasons. 1. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott, I'm writing to you because my occasional tweet doesn't seem to be getting through to you. I have a few things I'd like to talk to you about. Firstly, in an interview not too long ago, you stated that homosexuality makes you feel "threatened." I'd like to clarify that you have nothing whatsoever to feel threatened about. Show More Summary

Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border, Part 3 of 6

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class. Show More Summary

An "Alive" Andes Hero Gives Thanks, and Thoughts

[Author's note: Roberto's words are translated from Spanish.] The silence of the deep Andes must be limitless and oppressive at the same time. And the presence of God must have seemed so present yet mocking to the Uruguayan rugby team...Show More Summary

Time Is Running Out for Iran

Just as has been the case every time nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West break down without agreement on fundamental issues, Supreme Iranian leader Khameini resumes lambasting the U.S. and Israel, and conservatives in the Iranian government rejoice. Show More Summary

My Son After Ferguson: 'I Feel Like I'm Wearing the Losing Team's Jersey'

I don't know what to tell my 27-year-old son to do when the police next accost him. Put your hands up? Surrender? Or keep running until you are out of reach of the bullets that are sure to follow? I so wanted to believe that this time would be different; that this time a black man would get the benefit of justice. Show More Summary

Victor Pinchuk, Mistral Warships, and the Jews of Ukraine

On November 18, 2014, in Kiev, philanthropist Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal of Honor by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine for his contributions to Ukrainian-Jewish understanding and cooperation. Show More Summary

Muslim and Christian Prayer

The United States Institute of Peace proudly hosted an interfaith dialogue last month including faith leaders from over a dozen Syrian religious communities. After two days of dialogue, we discovered that despite the clamor of the western...Show More Summary

Being a Woman Should Not Have to be a Courageous Act

This week, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. It's a time to remind us every year how much work there is to do to end violence against women and girls around the world. Show More Summary

Exploring the Philosophy of 'Interstellar': Why Is the Universe Like This?

'Interstellar,' the new science fiction film, is rightly praised for its adherence to the real science of black holes, wormholes, extra dimensions and time travel. Moreover, promoting frontier concepts of cosmology builds public appreciation of real science. Show More Summary

Game of (Nationalist) Cards in Romania

Homogeneous countries can be nationalist. Think of Korea, either North or South. Their nationalism is generally expressed toward other countries that threaten their presumed purity in some way. Heterogeneous countries engage in that strategy as well. Show More Summary

Germany and the Rise of the Left: A Tectonic Shift on the Horizon

Sometimes local events can tell you quite a lot about national politics. That's why current events in the German state of Thuringia, located in the former East Germany, should get our attention. For the first time in the history of the...Show More Summary

Will Greater Israel Transform Into Greater Palestine?

The future for Israelis and Palestinians has never been bleaker than it is now, in the wake of the savage assault by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue. The trauma of the event falls most heavily on Israelis,...Show More Summary

Egypt, Israel and the Palestinians

President Al-Sisi of Egypt is fast becoming a leading regional figure, as is to be expected from an Egyptian leader. That in itself is not a surprise, as Egypt's leaders have traditionally behaved as if they are the responsible actors in a wild neighborhood. Show More Summary

Murli Deora: The Last of India's Tammany Hall Chieftains

Murli Deora, who died of cancer at the age of 77 in Mumbai early Monday, was sui generis -- one of a kind, and arguably the last of his kind. He towered over Indian politics without smothering the landscape with his ubiquitous presence. Show More Summary

Russian Media Is in Dire Need of Self-Examination

In her final years, Anna Politkovskaya was twice the victim of apparent poisoning. She was threatened numerous times, brought to her knees and subjected to mock executions. To the uninitiated, she would appear to be a prisoner, trapped behind enemy lines, but the reality is tragically different. Show More Summary

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