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Look What Has Happened to Us

I still can't describe my own feelings fully. Nausea, disgust, fear, confusion, and grief overwhelmed me. Our friend and housekeeper, Angela, lay on the floor of my daughter's room. The blood from her brutalized body pooled around her. Show More Summary

What 'Justice' Means Around The World

The words and phrases that resist translation are often the difficult ones, visibly sedimented with history and shifting meanings. But one of the many pleasures of working on this book was thinking about the strange international life of apparently simple words. Show More Summary

Saving Witch Children In Nigeria

In Nigeria beautiful, innocent children, as young as two years of age, are tortured, abandoned and killed by their own parents, family and community members. In a land stricken by poverty and illiteracy self-styled deliverance pastors and prophets have over the years branded thousands of children as witches. Show More Summary

Why Is Obama Listening to Ted Cruz?

I just heard the news: the United States has changed its mind about Jens Stoltenberg, the new head of NATO. The U.S. Congress has passed a resolution blocking his appointment. Apparently, during his youth, Stoltenberg threw stones at the U.S. Show More Summary

Cuban Gamers

One, two, three and start your computers. The sounds of the microprocessor fans will be heard all night. When the sun comes up the ashtrays will be overflowing, the coffee cups empty, and there will be a winner. They are the Cuban gamers,...Show More Summary

April Diary

It is curious that that the supposed "insult to the nation" delivered by those who dared to point out France's closeness to the genocidal regime in Rwanda caused more uproar, provoked more indignation, and, it seems, elicited more emotion than did the outrage inflicted on the 800,000 victims of the genocide. Show More Summary

Bandar's busted flush

The final nail in Prince Bandar bin Sultan's coffin did not come when the former Saudi intelligence chief lost control of the Syria file to his political rival the interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. It was when Bin Nayef went to King Abdullah and obtained from him a written mandate to keep the file. Show More Summary

Oman: Foreigners Go Home...

Oman: foreigners go home.... But wait... not if you are a tourist whose numbers the country wants to increase on its sparkling beaches, glamorous hotels and at remote sites for off-road driving and ancient water holes where ancient forts,...Show More Summary

What Is Draghi Waiting For?

Inflation in the euro area has fallen below one percent in recent months. Even Spain entered deflation in the last month. This fall in inflation, coupled with slow growth, has made many remember that this crisis can end as "JapaneseShow More Summary

Deciphering the Narrative of Rwandan Genocide: How to Move Forward Justly for Refugees

This is an anniversary that defies celebration and a history that is unravelling still. While we may never understand the full truth and be able to right all wrongs, the dangers of the international community standing behind a singular...Show More Summary

Running the World's Largest Embassy (VIDEO)

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft, talks about the challenges for U.S. diplomacy in the country amid continuing violence and political dysfunction. Beecroft also addresses accusations that the Iraq war was about U.S. Show More Summary

Protect, Nurture, Love: The Shared Stories of Women

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $250,000, to the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide in support of MAMA, Shot@Life, and Girl Up. Show More Summary

The Lives of Others: Lessons Not Learned

That history repeats itself is a known truth borne from both philosophical reminders and from experience, for humanity has a way of forgetting its most important lessons, even those from fewer than three decades ago. There are thoseShow More Summary

Egypt and the Frog

Egypt is like an exposed nerve. On most days, it is secondary, numbed by the repetitions of my pedestrian routine. I have also taught myself a few tricks to maneuver around it. Neglect? Check. Perspective? Check -- Syrians have it worse. Show More Summary

Our Police, a Legacy from 50 Years Ago

April 1st marked the 50th anniversary of the military coup that installed a 21-year long dictatorship in Brazil. Along with the repressive practices, censorship, torture, extermination and disappearance of opponents, the military regime was responsible for an institutional architecture that remains in some areas of Brazilian society. Show More Summary

EURO 2020 set to polish Turkey's tarnished image

By James M. Dorsey Turkey, eager to polish its image tarnished by a politicized match-fixing scandal, a massive corruption scandal, hard-handed police tactics against anti-government demonstrators and a bruising domestic power struggle,...Show More Summary

Germany Should Lead by Example -- Not By Bailouts

From Project Syndicate Otmar Issing, former chief economist and member of the Board of the European Central Bank, is president of the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the author of "The Birth of the Euro." Complaints...Show More Summary

The Secret of Jewish Adaptability: Small-Scale Networks

Gidi Grinstein is the Founder and President of the Reut Institute, an Israeli not-for-profit leadership group, and the author of the recently published "Flexigidity: The Secret of Jewish Adaptability" Tel Aviv -- Many developed societies are facing a dual crisis of their political and market systems. Show More Summary

Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

There are signs that Brazils already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré. Show More Summary

Hungarians Must Share the Blame for the Holocaust

When I am in my hometown of Budapest, almost every day I look up towards the breathtaking Rose Hill and see a jewel of a building on the side of the hill. The building, once the home of a famous Jewish businessman, was from March 1944 the home of Adolf Eichmann, who had come to Hungary from the Reich to organize the extermination of Hungarian Jews. Show More Summary

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