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How to Beat ISIS: It's Counter Intuitive

Developed nations, and most especially the United States, have long been frustrated at their poor ability to do what diplomats and politicos carefully call winning hearts and minds. From the Cold War to what Pope Francis lately calls...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Now It's NATO vs. NATO (New Anti-Terror Organization)

The Turkish downing of a Russian jet that crossed into its territory while bombing targets in Syria complicates even further the play of contraries in an already bewildering set of Mideast conflicts. The episode introduces a fresh tension...Show More Summary

How We View the Refugee Crisis -- Not Ours, But Theirs

Yes, there is a refugee crisis. People are taking flight from their homes and fleeing toward a horrifying unknown, because what they see bearing down on them is hellish. Sure it's easy to say go back and fix your own societies. Or to say don't come here because we like ours the way it is. Show More Summary

France's Most Famous Arab Cartoonist on Growing Up Between Two Worlds

Riad Sattouf is the best known Arab cartoonist in France. He has also succeeded as a film director -- his highly popular movie The French Kissers won a César for best first film. Yet these days the 37-year-old Sattouf's fame is owedShow More Summary

Does Iran Want to Punish the West or Itself on Human Rights?

Despite calls for the release of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, Iran went out of its way to keep him in jail, signaling to the West that the highly praised nuclear deal would not influence its internal policies. In fact,...Show More Summary

Will Asian Leaders Come to the Table on Climate Change? They May Surprise Us All.

Asia has achieved tremendous progress over the last half century. China and India, as well as Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, have become economic powerhouses. The region has also been blessed with peace and political stability, allowing for impressive economic growth. Show More Summary

Paris, Media Bashing & The Act of Mourning

The recent terror attacks have left a sombre climate across many social media platforms.  As the majority of the world mourns, suspicion permeates as to why some acts of atrocity, which occurred almost simultaneously as the attacks in...Show More Summary

Interview: 'From Beirut to Paris, We Are All Hypocrites and Selective Grievers'

I discuss the Paris and Beirut attacks in relation to the media response, selective empathy, and the 'what-about-ery' reaction. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

No American Dream for the Syrian Refugees

Following the November attacks in Paris, the compassion previously seen in the U.S regarding the drama of thousands of Syrian refugees marching across Europe was replaced overnight by a xenophobic attitude and terrorist hysteria. This...Show More Summary

Turkey Attacks Russia: Sarajevo 2015?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, may at present be the most dangerous man on our planet. Renowned as a brilliant politician domestically, who skillfully manipulates Turkish public opinion for electoral gains,...Show More Summary

Recreating the Refugees Narratives: From Sympathy to Dignity

An Arab, a Jew and a Korean walk into a bar. This is not the beginning of a joke, but rather the beginning of a dream. Three Torontonians came together to organize a grassroots fundraising initiative to support the resettlement of two Syrian families in Toronto. Show More Summary

How The Ideological Siege Undermines The Peace Process

In my column two weeks ago, I addressed the question as to why past Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have failed, and last week I suggested that the regional environment is, in fact, conducive to the resumption of peace talks. As usual,...Show More Summary

La paix est quelque chose de très personnel

PLEASE HUFFPOST EDITORS POST IN HUFFPOST FRENCH VERSION Comment parler de paix, cette semaine, après la série d'attentats violents dont ont été victimes le Liban, l'Égypte, la France, la Turquie, Israël et la Palestine - sans parlerShow More Summary

Keep Calm and Carry On (Shopping) -- Black Friday Is Around the Corner

Across the country, glass doors were pried opened, alarm bells rung and staff were pushed hastily aside. The chaos and indignity, with people fighting amongst themselves and squabbling over reduced goods showed the popularity of Black...Show More Summary

The Hypocritical Thanksgiving Turkey

Picture this: You are in a boat in the middle of the Atlantic. It's freezing. As you close your eyes in an attempt to get away from the misery surrounding your life, you think of your destroyed home in Damascus. Home, the term seems so foreign. Show More Summary

In War-Torn DRC, This Doctor Empowers Survivors

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell stands with Dr. Denis Mukwege at an event hosted by Women for Women International in New York City on November 10, 2015. Image courtesy of Women for Women International For almost 20 years, Dr. Show More Summary

What is Putinism?

In the early 2000s, Vladimir Putin seemed to be a pragmatic politician. However, since then his actions have become weighed down with an anti-Western ideology nourished by references to certain conservative Russian philosophers. Could...Show More Summary

We Won't End Violence Against Women in 16 Days But It's a Start

For the next 16 days, activists across the world will be joining UN Women in global efforts to end violence against women and girls, starting on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, leading up...Show More Summary

What Comes after Samantha Power's Sri Lanka Visit?

In recent days, Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. has really stirred things up in Sri Lanka. She seems to have met virtually all of the key political players and the optics of her visit to the Northern Province were especially good. Show More Summary

For Veterans Day Next Year: Let's Stay Out of Unnecessary Foreign Wars

Another Veterans Day, another celebration of those who served in America's military. The holiday began as Armistice Day after World War I, marking the end of that horrific conflict. In 1954 Congress renamed the day to honor all of America's military personnel. Memorial Day typically is more somber, since it commemorates those who died while serving. Show More Summary

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