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Omran doesn't need tears, Ms. Bolduan... he needs us to do our jobs!

No, I am not cruel nor am I insensitive. On the contrary, I think what would have definitely been insensitive was NOT to cry upon watching the recent video of five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh. If you missed it, the horrific footage...Show More Summary

Is America losing Turkey?

In the dying days of Boris Yeltsin's presidency, the great and the good in Washington scratched their heads and asked themselves: "Who lost Russia?" Post-communist Russia was more fluid than the hordes of economists, missionaries and carpetbaggers who descended on Moscow in 1992 had ever imagined. Show More Summary

Biden in Turkey: Holding the Line on Human Rights

This week, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim. This is one of the last opportunities for the Obama Administration to emphasize face-to-face how important it is to...Show More Summary

Beijing International Book Fair to Open on Aug 24

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - The 2016 Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), one of the four largest book fairs in the world, will open at the Beijing International Exhibition Center from August 24 to 28. ForShow More Summary

Invite Turkey to Leave NATO: Ankara Shares Few Values or Interests with the West

Turkey's brief democratic moment is ending. The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Development and Justice Party (AKP) in 2002 signaled the collapse of the militarized secular republic created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The recent failed...Show More Summary

The Assurance and Deterrence Conversation in the 21st Century

Today's nuclear landscape - from Russia, to North Korea, to India, Pakistan and China - is more complex and more dangerous than any time since the end of the Cold War. Yet, the little consensus that exists in the United States and abroad seems to be deepening about the importance of the U.S. Show More Summary

In a Coastal Town in Muslim-Majority Turkey, Turks Are Divided on France's Burkini Ban

IZMIR PROVINCE, Turkey -- As the sun set on a hot Saturday at Marika Beach Club in the popular seaside town of Urla less than 30 miles from Izmir in western Turkey, Rabia Arslan finally decided to call it a day. Donning a purple "hashema,"...Show More Summary

High Price for Exposing Disappearances in Egypt

Next Tuesday, August 30, marks the International Day of the Disappeared, a day dedicated to reminding us of secret detentions, abductions, and forced disappearances. In many countries--including some of Washington's close allies--this...Show More Summary

On And Off The Field, These Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits

Paralympians are elite athletes at the pinnacle of their sports. Thanks to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 26 years ago, today's American Paralympians are able to train as hard and compete like their Olympic counterparts, as access to sports and sports facilities is more of the norm rather than the exception. Show More Summary

After a Devastating Year for UN Whistleblowers, US State Department Reports All's Well

In recent years, the Secretary of State has been obliged to report to the Appropriations Committees of the Congress on the implementation of best-practice whistleblower protections at the United Nations, its Funds, Programs, and Specialized Agencies. Show More Summary

Through Their Voices 4.10: The Hope Planter's Voice

About Through Their Voices serial stories: Moaddamiyeh has been an early hotspot for anti-Assad demonstrations and the following government oppression. The town has endured the siege of the Assad regime since the end of 2012, and it is one of towns hit by chemical weapons in August 2013. Show More Summary

Now That The Olympics Are Over, Brazil Has A Lot Of Work To Do

Despite the ongoing crisis in the country, Brazil managed to pull off beautiful opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The level of organization and creativity made us very proud. But after two weeks of enthusiastically...Show More Summary

When Was The Last Time You Had A Conversation With A Muslim?

Is Islam still relevant? Apparently, it is. Islam and Muslims here in Germany and throughout Europe attest to that fact. Instead of starting a scientific debate about the temperance of Islam, I'd like to posit a different thesis: WeShow More Summary

Bleaching The 2016 Olympics: Lochte, Anthony Ervin, And Race In Rio

AP Photo/Michael Sohn U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte brought national shame after he made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint in the streets of Rio, which perpetuated the racially charged, violent imagery of Brazil and the rest of Latin America. Show More Summary

The Political Left and Right Are Being Upended by Globalization Politics

Across the West, establishment parties of the right and the left are being disrupted -- if not destroyed from the inside. Within such parties, the losers from globalization are finding champions of anti-globalization that are challenging the formal mainstream orthodoxy. Show More Summary

With China's Surprise Volleyball Win in Rio, Coach Lang Ping Becomes National Hero

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - There were quite many dramatic moments at the Rio Olympics which concluded on Monday. And the victory of the Chinese women's volleyball team right before the Olympics' closing ceremonies was surely one of the most dramatic events at the Olympics. Show More Summary

The Syrian Child In The Back Of The Car And My Three Year Old

For the last two days I have come across yet another picture that has shattered by otherwise routine weekend agenda of being completely consumed in making up to my three-year-old daughter for a week of daytime absence. Between splash...Show More Summary

Who Led The Turkish Putschists?

Four-week threshold has been passed and, looking deeply into the most important question on the botched coup in Turkey, we still are left wondering who orchestrated this bloody attempt. In other words, to use a phrase by Dick Cheney,...Show More Summary

10 Maps That Prove the World Is Far From Running Out of Space

Based on data from NASA / SEDAC, this map shows how Italy's population is distributed -- half lives in the densely-packed purple areas (8% of the land), half lives in the sparse grey areas (92% of the land). The map is the latest addition...Show More Summary

Texting and Driving: Here's Why the Problem Won't Go Away Soon

Image Source Texting and driving might not appear to be a serious crime when compared to gun violence, drugs or organized gang wars. However, given the general apathy towards the rising menace and the sheer disregard to basic safety protocols, the problem has escalated to dangerous levels without raising any alarms. Show More Summary

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