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US and Gulf Confusion in Yemen and Iraq

The return of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to bloodily shaping the country's history has not come overnight, on the eve of the house arrest imposed by the Houthis on current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi before they allowed him to flee to Aden -- the capital of South Yemen before reunification. Show More Summary

UN Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity

Graffiti on the street in Petionville, Haiti. Photo by Ben Depp, used by permission. In a recent article, Pedro Medrano Rojas, the UN Senior Coordinator for Cholera Response in Haiti, called on the international community to change course...Show More Summary

Plot Twist: Global Poverty May Be Alleviated by Liberal Arts Students

Occasionally in life, be it over a poker table or a lottery ticket, one may find oneself able to obtain $1M USD overnight. Often in life, be it over a story book or a dinner table, one may be able to make a lasting impact on others.Show More Summary

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed. In 1989, when I last was here, a military junta ruled the nation; it had used force to crush a student protest,...Show More Summary

A Compassionate Path to Upholding Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories at Stanford

Stanford students have mobilized in large numbers to urge the university to divest from multinational corporations that illegally profit from the occupation of Palestine. Some responses to this effort have been tense, as students who...Show More Summary

An Unnecessary War of Words Between Bibi and Barack

Reading the headlines over the past three days, you would be forgiven for thinking that the half-century old strategic relationship between the United States and Israel was collapsing under its own weight. The insults, slights and behind-the-back...Show More Summary

Solidarity with Palestine at Stanford

The massive Palestinian civilian death toll of Operation Protective Edge last summer marked a watershed moment for the growth of sentiment in solidarity with Palestine in the United States. In an August Gallup poll, 51 percent of young adults in the U.S. Show More Summary

No Room for Decadent 'Princes' in Francis' Vatican

"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- For the second year in a row, Pope Francis...Show More Summary

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

Now that the repressive regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has finally left the scene since he was ineligible to run again in 2014, and the perceived more moderate administration of Hassan Rouhani has risen to power, an easing of tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary

Syrian Refugee Crisis Strains Jordan's Resources

Dr. Georgette F. Bennett meets with Syrian refugee family in Za'atari refugee camp From a distance, it looks like a billowing sea of white on an endless flat plane. But, as our car approaches, the sea takes form. We are in a vast city of tents and trailers. Show More Summary

The Middle East Conflict: 1,001 alliances

Trying to explain the Middle East to someone who is not familiar with the intricacies of its alliance policies can seem so unreal that often the fables of the One Thousand and One Nights may seem more probable. The Middle East is in constant turmoil, perpetual anger, increasing hate and growing violence. Show More Summary

The Story Of One

Once, my grandfather loved a woman. She was brilliant and very, very short. They were students together, at the University of Vienna medical school. They planned to leave Austria together -- for Palestine, for America, for anywhere. He left. Show More Summary

'We Stand United in Our Humanity'

Acceptance Speech for Courage Prize awarded to Raif Badawi by the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy Introduction A coalition of 20 non-governmental human rights groups announced today that Saudi blogger and rights activist...Show More Summary

Libraries Burning: From Sarajevo to Mosul

I have been involved with words throughout my life. My father was a writer, publisher, and bookseller. I have been a writer, publisher, and bookseller. I have worked my way through three collections of rare books: one on Communism, one on literary and artistic modernism, one on Islam (with a small sub-set on Sephardic Judaism). Show More Summary

For a Call From Manila

In the Philippines as elsewhere around the world, climate change is driving risk and multiplying the impact of all the other drivers of risk such as poverty, population growth, poor urban planning and eco-system decline. If good intentions were enough, then the Philippines would be a world leader in building resilience to disasters. Show More Summary

10 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Should Get More Love

Note: Certain fairy tales, like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cinderella," have been told and retold so often in mainstream American society that they're deeply ingrained in our minds. "Cinderella," which remains popular as a Disney cartoon film, has even been remade by Disney as a live action movie coming out this spring. Show More Summary

'Germany Is Out of the Danger Business'

These words were spoken to me by the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum, in an interview I had with him in his office in Pariser Platz in Berlin which he had set up following his ambassadorship. Ambassador Kornblum went...Show More Summary

Come On, China's Next Generation Social Entrepreneurs!

First, who is an entrepreneur? Is it someone who runs a business or company? The leader or founder of an organization or start-up? Yes and no. An entrepreneur is someone who views himself as a variable instead of a constant, someoneShow More Summary

The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All

The United States has a long history with malaria -- a completely preventable and treatable disease carried by the bite of an infected mosquito. A quick history lesson reminds us that this disease -- which disproportionately affectsShow More Summary


An interview with Stephanie Rearick By Beverly Bell February 25, 2015 One timebank member leads other members on an edible plant walk, teaching how to identify and use wild edible plants. Stephanie Rearick is a former co-chair and interim co-director of TimeBanks USA. Show More Summary

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