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Sri Lanka's Inconclusive Corruption Investigations

Sri Lanka's new government was supposed to prioritize anti-corruption and improved governance. Corruption was arguably the principal reason why Mahinda Rajapaksa lost his bid for an unprecedented third term as president in January 2015. Why...Show More Summary

Once a Defender of Internet Freedom, Putin Is Now Bringing China's Great Firewall to Russia

MOSCOW -- The Kremlin has been searching for a solution to the Internet problem since 2011. Worried by Twitter and Facebook's potential for mobilization after the Arab Spring and the protests against Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2011,...Show More Summary

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Breaking the Deadlock

By Alon Ben Meir, Professor at New York University, Expert on Middle-East Politics, specializing in negotiations and conflict resolution And Gilles Pargneaux, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-president of the delegation with Mashrek Countries The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been so far from finding a resolution. Show More Summary

Fixing the Global Economy is Not a Lost Cause

What are the prospects for the US and global economies over the next 6-18 months? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Marco Annunziata,...Show More Summary

Standing Up for Oppressed Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

by Margaret Huang, interim executive director of Amnesty International USA This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner included one notable new guest who was absent from the previous year's proceedings. Last year, President ObamaShow More Summary

Aleppo's Pediatrician

Few words that I've written On behalf of Aleppo's pediatrician: I was there on the floor, Always ready to serve Whoever knocks the door Because they do deserve. I treated all babies In every single room, I offered the best therapies For...Show More Summary

When Robots Are an Instrument of Male Desire

By the time she started saying "Hitler was right I hate the jews," people had started to realize that there was something wrong with Tay. TayAI, Microsoft's Twitter chatbot, had been online for less than 12 hours when she began to spew...Show More Summary

North Korea Trumps U.S. with Coming Party Congress:

America's political silly season will rush toward a close with the two party conventions this summer, followed by the November presidential election. Both gatherings are likely to be lively. Indeed, Nixon political operative Roger Stone...Show More Summary

Press freedom violations undermine African Union's vision of transparency

Glenda Daniels, University of the Witwatersrand One key measure of a country's levels of freedom and democracy is how the government treats journalists and how free they are to do their work. Sadly, based on a range of measures, including...Show More Summary

Defeating ISIS: The Military and Economic Options

The first mistake we must not make in fighting ISIS is to assume the task is simple. The challenge is stupefying in its complexity, involving, among other things, the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims, a bitter history of WesternShow More Summary

Thought the War in Syria Was Just About Over? Think Again

Embed from Getty Images "In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes, one Syrian wounded every 13 minutes." That's the carnage that is happening in Syria right now, says the UN special envoy toShow More Summary

Raksha Nepal: Protecting Victims, Empowering Women

Photo: Kishor Panthi My Nepalese journalist friend Jitendra GC gave me early morning wake up call and suggested me to attend a program on the occasion of Labor's day. It was Sunday morning, a very drowsy morning for me. The only reason...Show More Summary

Preserving a 'Poor Man's Sport' in Nigeria's Capital

Two boxers square off at the Dei Dei ring in Abuja Just off the expressway that links the Italian stoned mansions in the Nigerian capital of Abuja's pricey "Minister's Hill" neighborhood to the settlements of corrugated tin roof shacks...Show More Summary

Convertible Justice: the Inequitable Currency of Human Life and its Impact on the Missing Chibok Girls of Nigeria.

As we clock the second year anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, how can we explain the lack of international response to the expansion of Boko Haram? As a British-Nigerian-American attorney and activist, I have learned a thing or two about the strength of foreign currency. Show More Summary

How Teamwork Makes the Dream Work?

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie Without co-operation real success is impossible. Show More Summary

Sergiy Taran on Ukraine's Recent Political Turmoil, Interview with Kiev's International Democracy Institute Director

Sergiy Taran is the Director of the Kiev-based International Democracy Institute think tank, and the head of the Board of the Center of Sociological and Political Researches "Sotsiovimir". Taran is also an activist and political scientist specializing in post-Communist Ukrainian politics. Show More Summary

Stop Defending Turkey's 'Secularism' -- It's Been a Lie All Along

Finally, after over a decade in power, the true face of Turkey's governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, is surfacing. The speaker of the Turkish Parliament, Ismail Kahraman, said that the new constitution that the AKP is preparing...Show More Summary

Think like an immigrant!

Many modern nations, including America and Australia, were built on immigrants. And most pay homage to those immigrants now. I am an immigrant myself, arriving in Australia two weeks before my 21st Birthday. I am the son of an immigrant too. When you are an immigrant, an outsider, you think and behave differently. Show More Summary

Where Could Erdogan-Davutoglu Rivalry End?

The rift between President Erdogan of Turkey and PM Davutoglu which wasn't a secret before has now become apparent. What made the conflict between the two so clear was Erdogan's recent attempt to terminate Davutoglu's control over the...Show More Summary

Inspired to Action, World Leaders Aim to Ensure Education Opportunity For All Children

Photos by Lana Wong/Education Commission For many of us, our daily lives revolve around the scheduled setting of school, work, and home. For millions caught in conflict and emergencies, life is in constant change caused by the uncertainty of shell fire and forces beyond our control. Show More Summary

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