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February 14 and the Legacy of Violence in Lebanon

I recall time stopped at noon on the 14th of February 2005. I was driving down to Hamra when I saw two friends, one of whom incidentally worked for Solidere, the company founded by Rafik Hariri to rebuild downtown Beirut. Due to Lebanon's lax traffic rules, we stopped at the side of the highway and agreed to have lunch in Bliss Street. Show More Summary

Lingering Questions Surround Geneva III

I recently received a message from a friend still living in a suburb of Aleppo. She told me that she was closing the school she had been operating (underground since the uptick in airstrikes), and was taking the children closer to the Turkish border. Show More Summary

In Pictures: Los Indianos Carnival In Santa Cruz De La Palma

Last Monday, thousands of islanders and tourists gathered in the historic seaside town of Santa Cruz de La Palma in the Canary Islands for Carnival. People from across the globe arrived in La Palma to celebrate "Los Indianos" or "The Indians," a day that commemorates the migration of palm growers to Cuba and other parts of Latin America. Show More Summary

At ASEAN Summit, Malaysia's PM Is Foremost Among Crowd of Repressive Dictators

On Feb. 15 in Southern California, President Obama will host the leaders of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations. While the Sunnylands estate, surrounded by acres of lush green desert gardens, is no stranger to moreShow More Summary

One of the Darkest Moments for Human Rights in China

On January 8, Zhao Wei, known as Koala on the Internet, was formally arrested, which ended her criminal detention, which began on July 10, 2015.  Zhao used to work for Beijing Gao Bo Long Hua Law Firm as a paralegal assistant.  Given...Show More Summary

Oscar-Winning Film Director Becomes Honorary Citizen of Gdansk

The Oscar winner film director Andrzej Wajda will become the honorary citizen of Gdansk in March. Our city and Poland's struggle to freedom were masterfully depicted in his trilogy: Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Walesa. Man of Hope....Show More Summary

Parsing Hillary Clinton's Disingenuous Foreign Policy Record

In their most recent debate in Wisconsin, the two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, clashed on a number of domestic and foreign policy issues. Show More Summary

Israel's Unprecedented Geopolitical Strength

It may seem counterintuitive, or even downright strange, but Israel's geopolitical position is probably stronger now than at any time in the country's history. This is likely to continue at least in the short-to-medium term, but looming long-term challenges should give some pause to Israel's current leaders. Show More Summary

The Key to Countering ISIS? Understanding Its Marketing Effectiveness

By the Fall of 2014, the White House admitted a collective failure to address the ISIS propaganda juggernaut. In contrast to earlier contentions that it was only a lack of equivalent volume that stymied US efforts, Obama stated thatShow More Summary

Pope Francis: One More International Observer for Human Rights in Mexico

During the next few days of his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis will represent one more international observer for the worsening human rights situation throughout the country. A week ahead of his trip, a spokesperson said that Pope Francis...Show More Summary

The World Culture Festival: Why we cannot Afford to keep Culture Under the Radar Any More

The line crackled and faded. I had gauged that my son -- who on a recent birthday had joined the ranks of adults -- was calling from Udaipur, my hometown in India. "Mom," he said, and there was a barely discernible pause. I put it down...Show More Summary

The Tangled, Feminine History of 'The Witch'

In the media these days, as in Salem itself, one can't swing a figurative black cat without hitting a witch, and the depictions of those witches are often poor enough to make The Witches Education League take notice. With the recentShow More Summary

Putin Sanctions Must Remain...He's on the Ropes

The recent backroom bi-laterals talks between the United States and Russia about Ukraine have caused anxiety in the region, raised hopes that sanctions could be lifted, and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin's status to super power level. Show More Summary

Infuriated and Inspired, Youth Voices Are Ready to Be Heard

Credit: Aldolfo Lujan By Karolina Chorvath I'll never forget running along a student protest under the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona last year, as chants against the Spanish government's new rules for university students echoed off the buildings. Show More Summary

An Indian State of Affairs

India has seen more growth in the last 20 years than it did in the decade after its independence from the British Crown. Due to growing foreign investment, waning governmental regulation, and exponential population growth, the world's...Show More Summary

South Africa's President Failed to Touch the Nerve of the Nation

Mzukisi Qobo, University of Johannesburg South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Address yesterday. Here is a summary of comments made by Professor Mzukisi Qobo in a radio interview with The Conversation Africa Politics + Society editor Thabo Leshilo and Voice of Wits presenter Tsholo Semenya. Show More Summary

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

The position of the body is the same. The figure is prone on the beach, near the water’s edge. The head is face down in the sand, and the face is just visible. One arm is close to the body, palm upward. The knees are bent, the feet together. Show More Summary

Why Must South Korean Businesses Suffer The Consequences Of Seoul's Decision?

1. The effect of sanctions on small and medium South Korean sized businesses is larger than those on North Korea. The Kaesong Industrial Zone obtains all of its raw materials from the South. Production is then carried out at Kaesong, and the finished goods are brought back to the South. Show More Summary

No Trade Without Freedom of Information

Sunnylands summit: Hanoi officials must commit to improve freedom of information in exchange for trade agreement.  President Obama is set to host the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sunnylands, California February 15 and 16. Show More Summary

A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

Image: A Russian military parade dedicated to the anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). Author: News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops. Show More Summary

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