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Poland Embracing Multi-Ethnic Past, So What's Wrong With Ukraine?

Despite its less than stellar attitude towards the Jews, Poland seems intent on coming to terms with its wartime past. Take for example the case of the provincial Polish town of Kutno, which stages impressive concerts of Jewish music. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II

Judging from events, Ukraine has even now failed to come to terms with the legacy of the Second World War. Recently, spectators in Kiev were graced with a divisive sight: outside parliament, protesters clashed with police after legislators failed to support a bill recognizing the Ukrainian Insurgent Army or UPA. Show More Summary

The Insurmountable Culture Gap

I'm currently sitting in a favela in the middle of Rio de Janiero. And let me tell you, there's nothing that can make you more aware of the specificity of your worldview than this. The streets are abuzz with activity, and not the kind you can find on an L.A. Show More Summary

Christmas in the Old Syrian City of Homs

Contrary to the common perception in the U.S., Syria was and still an oasis of diversity and vibrant interfaith life. In Syria, there are more than 27 different religious and faith communities who have been living together for centuries. Show More Summary

Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose

As tensions are ratcheted up between Ukraine and the Kremlin, Jews have been forced to choose sides. In the Crimea, two small minority groups, the Karaites and Krymchaks, have been caught in the political crosshairs. Crimean Karaites,...Show More Summary

Bibi Netanyahu Is in Trouble

Never a dull moment in Israeli politics in the best of times, and surely these days, as the politicians and the general public count the days to 17th of March 2015, when the 20th Knesset will be elected. P.M Netanyahu is in the eye of...Show More Summary

15 Predictions for Asia in 2015

We have no shortage of people in the Asia Society network with ideas and suggestions about what the next year will bring. The other night we hosted a panel on "Asia 2015," a whirlwind tour of the continent's near future. Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer foresaw no deal between the U.S. Show More Summary

American Expatriates Should Come Home For The Holidays

A friend and former employee now living abroad said he was not coming home for Christmas this year because he is so fed up with America that he will never return. I reminded him that America is filled with the descendants of people who...Show More Summary

Local Liberian Communities Take Action

The fight against the Ebola epidemic is a critical global issue that has captivated the attention of the broader international community. It has been a decade since Liberia emerged from an extended civil war. During this period of reconstruction,...Show More Summary

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Reposted from In These Times ISIS (or ISIL, or the Islamic State) sent shock waves through the Middle East and beyond in June when it seized Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. The organization has now laid claim to a swath of territory...Show More Summary

The legacy of Aceh's emergency economy

BANDAH ACEH (IRIN) - What happens when you suddenly inject billions of dollars, hundreds of jobs and 500 aid agencies into to an isolated corner of the world battered by more than a quarter century of conflict and then devastated byShow More Summary

The tsunami that helped stop a war

BANDA ACEH (IRIN) - When the earthquake struck, Irwandi Yusuf, a leader in the armed separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), was startled in his prison bunk. He began to pack his possessions into a plastic bag. "The earthquake was strong, I thought there might be a tsunami," he said. Show More Summary

Aceh at 10 - A look back at the response

BANDA ACEH, (IRIN) - A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated Aceh, the isolated tip of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on the morning of 24 December 2004, IRIN looks at the unprecedented aid response, its impact on the industry,...Show More Summary

Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence...Show More Summary

CDC's Mission: Protecting the Health of Americans

There is no doubt Ebola will rank as the biggest public health story of 2014, both here in the United States and around the world: more people sickened by Ebola than ever before in history, more people dying, and more understanding of...Show More Summary

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

The journalist Wolfgang Bauer and the photographer Stanislav Krupar accompanied Syrian refugees from their hiding spots in Egypt on a refugee boat to Europe. The journalists grew beards and acquired new identities. The traffickers could not know who they really were. Show More Summary

What to Do About Slums

Eighty-five percent of the world's housing is built illegally. In cities across the Global South, this often takes the form of low-income neighborhoods that grow organically in areas where residents can access jobs, schools, and public services. Show More Summary

"Merry Christmas" in China, Everywhere You Go!

"It's beginning to look a lot more like Christmas, everywhere you go"... in China! While Americans are banning Nativity Scenes in Dallas, North Carolina and Santa Monica, California, China has them everywhere you go! No "Happy Holidays"...Show More Summary

Benazir Bhutto -- The Muslim Leader Who Saw Jihadis Coming

Two years after being elected, the world's first female Muslim prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, received intelligence that a man called Osama bin Laden had given orders to kill her. The year was 1990. Al-Qaeda had not yet officially been...Show More Summary

Public Health Lessons from Ebola in 2014

Public health has seldom had a spotlight year like 2014. Indications that the Ebola outbreak is stabilizing in Guinea and Liberia are an encouraging sign that even in the poorest parts of the world, public health science can rescue nations. Show More Summary

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