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Pope Francis Wants Women to Be Sisters, Not Servants

"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- It may just seem like some nice talking...Show More Summary

Interview With Guardian Foreign Correspondent and Mafia State Author, Luke Harding

Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent from the Guardian, with extensive experience in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Georgia and Ukraine. He has also worked as a journalist out of Delhi, Berlin and Moscow. Show More Summary

Breaking the Silence on Operation Protective Edge

"We're going to have to go into Gaza every two years to 'mow the lawn,'" Avner Gvaryahu said, referring to what senior IDF commanders call the recent operations against militants in an area the size of Detroit. On Thursday, May 28, New...Show More Summary

An Afternoon With Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Fifty years after Singapore's Independence, its Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam shared the lessons learned from his nation's struggles and successes in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium. A once swamp-filled...Show More Summary

An Afternoon With Paul Kagame

At the opening of his lecture on big ideas for a small world at the 45th St. Gallen Symposium, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame announced, "There are small countries but there are no small peoples." Though many of his opinions remain...Show More Summary

The Power of Small

Lord Griffiths of Forestfach, the former adviser to Baroness Margaret Thatcher and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, sent a reverberating message amongst the audience of the 45th St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, "Be prepared...Show More Summary

The Georgian Invasion of Ukraine

In one of the stranger developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko recently appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of the Odessa region. Mr. Saakasvhili,...Show More Summary

Stabilizing the Middle East

The clearest lesson of the 9/11 attacks was that global security cannot be disentangled from security everywhere across the globe. Inattention to the ungoverned areas of Afghanistan after the 1989 Soviet withdrawal allowed the Taliban...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Luxury Brands, Chinese Youth Are 'Not Buying It'

BEIJING -- There are two common themes in recent media that, when paired together, may be leading China watchers toward a flawed forecast. The first is China's transition from a production-driven to a consumption-driven economy. TheShow More Summary

The Real FIFA Scandal is Not About Bribes, Kickbacks and Money Laundered: It's 1,200 Dead Workers in Qatar

Will the deaths of 1,200 workers in Qatar building the 2022 World Cup facilities be a simple footnote in the ugly face of football? Will our insatiable appetite for an electrifying sport make us oblivious to a crime of Gulag proportions? According...Show More Summary

Follies of Denial: Women and the Islamic State

Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex. Why areShow More Summary

Could Sweden's 'Singing Sailor' Prevent the U.S. and China from Going to War?

Recently, a CNN correspondent rode along on a Navy surveillance flight over the disputed Spratly islands, a group of uninhabited reefs, atolls, and islands claimed by the People's Republic of China, among others. Former CIA Deputy Director...Show More Summary

The War in Africa the U.S. Military Won't Admit It's Fighting

"What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things -- especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa." So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Show More Summary

Appeals Fall Short as Nepalese Children Suffer

The little red sticker posted to buildings paints a thousand words but only one of those words matter: Condemned. Strewn across earthquake-hit Nepal, school buildings are being assessed for structural damage. And like so many things the world over, the colors red and green are used as indicators. Show More Summary

I Made $41,879 As An AirBNB Host

My Start on AirBNB I live in Bangkok, the second most popular city tourist destination in the world. I have been an AirBNB host for just over two years, welcoming over 700 people from more than 70 countries and making nearly $42,000. My house has three floors and four bedrooms. Show More Summary

Blatter's Pyrrhic Victory is FIFA's Defeat

At the first press conference of his fifth term as FIFA president, an increasingly defiant Sepp Blatter claimed it was his "responsibility" to restore the reputation of FIFA. This is tantamount to a Sisyphean task following a Pyrrhic victory. Show More Summary

If Syria and Iraq Become Fractured, So Too Will Tripoli and North Lebanon

BEIRUT -- The talk now is all about whether Syria and Iraq will end up as divided states. The impetus for such speculation derives firstly from the latest Saudi, Qatari and Turkish joint resolve to mount huge numbers of jihadists on Syria's borders. Show More Summary

Nuclear Disarmament: The Most Important "But" of the Obama Presidency

For many progressives, the Obama presidency has become a battle of trying to figure out how to celebrate historic achievements while at the same time dealing with disappointment. As a historian, I am routinely asked about Obama's legacy. Show More Summary

How Cities Are Key to Curbing Climate Change

SEOUL -- Cities make up about two percent of our planet's surface, yet the number of urban dwellers accounts for more than half of the world's population. Such tremendous growth and density have presented its fair share of challenges,...Show More Summary

ISIL: What -- if Anything -- Is to Be Done?

ISIL poses an unprecedented danger to Middle East political stability, existing regimes, the population of all confessions and various American security interests as presently defined. It may eventually threaten acts of terrorism in the United States, although it does not as of now. Show More Summary

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