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Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary, Recognizes the Role of Congress in the Global Fight Against Cancer

By Celina Schocken Unwavering bipartisan congressional support for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), now in its second decade of programs, has resulted in huge numbers of lives saved. Hailed as the largest...Show More Summary

Scholarships for Cuban Youth to Study in US Enrage Cuban Government

World Learning's scholarships are targeted to 16-18 year old students in Cuba. 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 27 September 2016 - The woman approaches without fear or hesitation. "How can my son apply for one of the scholarships mentioned on television?" she asks me abruptly. Show More Summary

Living Dangerously: Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

"The revolution will begin and I know you won't want to miss it," Mohamed whispered, urging me to go to Tahrir Square. It was January 5, 2011 and Mohamed, whom I'd first met as a 12-year-old in 1993, when he'd visited me at my office in downtown Cairo to appeal to me to take him with me to Bosnia, was on the other end of the telephone line. Show More Summary

When You Make A Deal With The Devil

This week, President Barak Obama made his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly and overall it was a very good one. In his well-written address, President Obama articulated both the socio-economic successes and struggles...Show More Summary

China On Washington's Mind

China is an ever-present element in strategic discourse, yet is rarely treated with the sobriety that it deserves and requires. It is as if China's monumental importance for the shape of global affairs in the 21st century, with obviously...Show More Summary

Clinton Towers Trump

Well knock me over with a feather. Round One belongs to Hillary Clinton, although the online voting (Drudge Report, Time, CNBC) contradicts my position and #TrumpWon is trending. The woman who just two weeks ago was being thrown like...Show More Summary

Get Real Russia

I was shocked to wake up and read that Russia was furious over the deaths of Syrian government forces -- from a US airstrike -- and that it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council. Are you kidding me?Show More Summary

Maximize AGOA By Cutting Illicit Financial Flows

The Obama administration should embrace the opportunity afforded by hosting the U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum to help build mutually beneficial trade with Africa while also supporting development of more inclusive societies and economies that do not privilege the few. Show More Summary

Putin and Assad Left Obama in The Dust of The Aleppo End Game

Don't be fooled. The current air blitz by Russian jets, Syrian government troops and Iranian-organized ground forces would have happened without the bogus ceasefire that officially ended last week. If President Barack Obama didn't realize...Show More Summary

Egypt: Stopping A Massacre At A Newspaper

During the Egyptian revolution, demonstrators marched on Al-Ahram threatening to burn it down, I knew I had to stop them Egyptian journalist and war correspondent Yehia Ghanem remembers the day the Egyptian revolution came to the doorstep of his newspaper. Show More Summary

Why Gen-Z should care about CTBT

On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a call to Gen-Z to put nuclear disarmament on the radar As with all generations, priorities and concerns are shaped by context and experience. We are yet to decipher what truly defines the generation of people born between 1995 and 2000 but there is some insight. Show More Summary

China's National Day Holiday Expected to Boost Tourism

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday -October 1 marks the beginning of the week-long National Day holidays, one of the most important Chinese holidays along with the Labor Day and Spring Festival. Since it can be up to 10...Show More Summary

Is the Race for the World's Top Diplomat Deadlocked?

UNITED NATIONS - The latest and fifth straw poll for the selection of the next United Nations secretary-general again placed António Guterres of Portugal as the frontrunner in the informal secret balloting that began in July. But will...Show More Summary

Will Colombia's peace deal get the people's vote?

Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University On Sept. 26, 2016, the Colombian government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) are expected to sign a formal agreement to end 50 years of conflict. More than eight million Colombians have been displaced from their homes or harmed by the violence in the course of the long war. Show More Summary

Colombia's Peace can Lead to Inclusive Economic Growth

Yamid Duran Ramirez holds his daughter Leyla Duran Vergora after working on his farm where he grows passion fruit, in the township of La Paz, Colombia on January 12, 2015. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Peace is within Colombia's grasp....Show More Summary

Migration and Youth

When faced with a humanitarian crisis caused by natural disasters, conflicts or other factors, we are often forced to move in search of a safe place. In most cases, migration is the option of last resort for people fleeing troubled areas of residence to a better place. Show More Summary

Private Refugee Sponsorship Gains Crucial New Support

On Tuesday, at the Concordia Summit's Private Sector Forum on Refugees and Migration, Anne Richards, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, announced that the Department of State is in conversation with Refugee...Show More Summary

9/11 Families Deserve Their Day in Court Against Saudi Arabia

This week the House and Senate are expected to vote on whether to override the President's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act ["JASTA"]. JASTA would allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia over allegations Saudi officials were linked to the 9/11 attacks. Show More Summary

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti--and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the region into stark relief. by Joseph Braude and Tyler Jiang Djibouti, a resource-poor nation of 14,300 square miles and 875,000 people in the Horn of Africa, rarely makes international headlines. Show More Summary

Turkey's Economy at the Crossroads

By Samuel George & Otaviano Canuto On July 15, Turkey's tumultuous 2016 took a shocking twist as elements within the country's military attempted a coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The putsch rapidly snapped...Show More Summary

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