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In Brazil's Macho Culture, Homophobia and Misogyny Are Intertwined

By Marina Braga "Patriarchy, we are not passing by or for just here for a quick stay. We will resist, day after day, your looks of repulsion and your desire to exclude all lesbian and bisexual women...." --Jéssica Ipólito, "01 desejo:...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: 'The Wretched of the Earth' Are on the Move as Migrants

"The wretched of the earth," in Frantz Fanon's famous phrase, are on the move as migrants. Mostly, they have headed north across scorching deserts and menacing seas to follow their dreams of escaping poverty and finding a better life. Show More Summary

UNSC Resolution 2016: A Roadmap Towards Yemen's Recovery

UNSC Resolution 2016: A Roadmap Towards Yemen's Recovery   Raghida Dergham   Seasoned experts on the Yemeni issue are proposing the idea of "securing" Aden and Sanaa using international peacekeeping forces or international observersShow More Summary

Torture, Hostage Taking, and the Fundamental Immorality of Nuclear Weapons

Amid the world's guarded optimism about the nuclear deal with Iran, less visible yet crucial negotiations are taking place in New York. Starting on April 27, the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will hear reports of negligible progress in disarmament efforts among nuclear-armed states. Show More Summary

Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Cover image courtesy of Harvard University Press Winston Churchill's axiom that history is written by the victors is a cliché drilled into budding historians, hinting to them, perhaps, that alternative histories can be unearthed by imagining what might have happened had the losers won. Show More Summary

Deal on HFC Super-Pollutants Inches Forward

A global deal to phase down the powerful heat-trapping chemicals called hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) inched forward after a week of international negotiations in Bangkok under the Montreal Protocol, the world's most successful environmental...Show More Summary

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

In my life I have participated in several military parades. Of these, two stand out. As an officer candidate in the Austrian Army, I marched in step to the tune of the Radetzky March past a crowd -- my Uncle Winfried and Aunt Waltraud among them -- down an alley leading to Eggenberg Palace, in Graz. It was late fall and chilly dark. Show More Summary

WATCH: The Indian Girls Who Refuse to Accept the Stigma Society Places on Them

For most women in India, gender discrimination begins before they're born. In 2011, a study published in The Lancet found that 12 million Indian baby girls were aborted between 1980 and 2010. When India's ruling party, the BNP, banned...Show More Summary

Turkey and Iran: From Competition to Cooperation?

Turkey opted to keep its distance from the Middle East for decades. Yet its involvements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) changed with the hyperactive foreign policy of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) since 2002. With...Show More Summary

Savvas Xiros and the Greek-American Relations

The characteristic pathologies of two dysfunctional states allow "Revolutionary Organization 17 November" to keep damaging U.S.-Greek relations 13 years after 17N's collapse in July 2002. Ambassador Pearce's press statement regarding the release of convicted 17N member Savvas Xiros ("a profoundly unfriendly act") is the most vigorous public U.S. Show More Summary

On Israel's 67th Birthday, Here Are 67 Reasons Why I Love Living in Israel

1. The fact that you can buy a microwave or a waffle maker at the gas station. 2. Constant unasked opinion sharing and criticism. 3. Eating veggies like carrots and cucumbers raw and whole as a snack. 4. Always being told "Labriute" ("Bless You") even by total strangers after every sneeze. 5. Show More Summary

Why It's In Turkey's Interest to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Today, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which marks not only the crime itself and its 1.5 million victims but also a century of denial by the Turkish state. Denial is the final fortress of those who commit genocide and other atrocities. Show More Summary

Dimensions of the Authoritarian Drift in Turkey

Turkey's journey of democratization toward EU membership stalled and made a U-turn during the third term of its ruling party AKP. Turkey's democratizing reforms have been both a state policy and a popular path throughout 90s and were accelerated under then-prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2003. Show More Summary

The Meaning of Practice in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

This post is co-authored by Chloé Denavit Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way. Show More Summary

Speeding Down: The Slow Living Revolution

We are living in a time when we have moved away from the pursuit of happiness to the pursuit of fulfillment. In every facet of our everyday lives, we are making dramatic change. Whether it's where we live, what we eat, how we spend our...Show More Summary

The Armenian Genocide and the Burden of Shame

A part of me cringed each time I uttered my last name in grade school. For just as soon as I said it, I was asked: "What kind of name is that?" Blank stares and silence usually followed when I said Armenian. I felt embarrassed by who I was because I couldn't explain it to my classmates. Show More Summary

Truth Is Truth

In the years 1915-23 the Turkish government killed over a million and a half of its own citizens, ethnic Armenians who for thousands of years had lived on land that became the Ottoman Empire and ultimately modern Turkey. Today 100 years...Show More Summary

The Saudi War in Yemen -- and Against Women

In the latest runup-to-another-war news, the U.S. now has a dozen or more aircraft carriers and guided missile cruisers off the coast of Yemen. The reason we're once again rattling the sabre is to support Saudi Arabia, which is conducting...Show More Summary

Leveraging Sanctions with Iran

Having already negotiated terms that would leave its nuclear-related infrastructure intact, Iran shifted their focus to securing sanctions relief. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared during a recent televised speech, "The goal of the negotiations...Show More Summary

Why the Crisis in Yemen Could Tilt Mideast Power From Saudi Arabia Toward Iran, Turkey and Pakistan

Does anybody remember the old Cold War geopolitical concept of the "northern tier states?" They consisted of three countries -- Turkey, Iran and Pakistan (and sometimes Afghanistan) that lay along the southern border of the Soviet Union; they were perceived in the West as a potential bulwark against Soviet aggression southward into the Middle East. Show More Summary

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