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Between the incredible shrinking anti-Islamic State coalition and a childish, churlish war of words against America's steadfast ally, Israel, the boys and girls on Obama's national security staff are certainly doing their best to help...Show More Summary

Tunisia's Elections Revives Hope For Change

This week, Tunisia rescued what was called four years ago the Jasmine revolution, which gave birth to the Arab Spring, by letting the whole know that it rejects imposing religion on the state, and that it insists on secularism and modernity. Show More Summary

Progress in Haiti: A period of rebuilding, training and transition

Flying at 39,000 feet on my return home from Haiti, I finally had a few moments to think about what I saw and heard over the past few days in the country. Certainly I was struck by what has changed on the surface in the three years since...Show More Summary

The Sub-Text of "Klinghoffer"

"The Death of Klinghoffer" juxtaposes, in a brilliantly executed opera, one of the most horrible Palestinian terrorist acts of the 20th Century with the narrative of Palestinian suffering and deaths under the nearly fifty-year-old Israeli occupation. Show More Summary

2014 Doing Business in Algeria Conference Concludes in Washington

Co-written by Andy Mullins, Visiting Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS For the first time ever, Algeria presented its business and investment opportunities to the business community in the United States with two roadshow conferences held in Chicago and Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Let's Fight Fear

If you are not feeling well, the logical thing would be to call the doctor. However, as strange as it may sound, when people are fearful of a scary diagnosis, they may simply avoid making that call. At a personal level, fear can drive an otherwise sensible person to make irrational decisions. Show More Summary

In Southern Malawi, Reaping the Benefits of Investing in Adolescent Girls

Cross-posted from UNFPA. "I started having an affair with a grown man when I turned 11. I was in the final year of my primary education," recalls Mercy Jackson, a girl from the Chikhwawa District in southern Malawi. Mercy's parents are farmers who struggle to make ends meet. Show More Summary

The Chance for a Multi-Ethnic Bosnia

In mid-October, Bosnia and Herzegovina held national elections. The scant coverage in Western media tended to highlight the fact that "nationalists" had captured the Bosniak (Muslim), Serb, and Croat seats in the ceremonial tripartite presidency. Show More Summary

Now Is a Time for Action, Not Celebration

Women activists from across the world are gathering in New York City this week to mark the anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. This agreement is one of the cornerstones of the international women's rights movement and was rightly described as a landmark when it was passed. Show More Summary

How Making Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Changed Me

I had the privilege of making a film that changed the way I see things in life. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is being released next month, is inspired by the world's worst industrial disaster which took place on December 3rd, 1984...Show More Summary

As Ebola Medical Aid Increases, Will Workers Be Protected?

There's a rapid increase in the number of doctors and aid workers volunteering to serve in the nations hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic. Will these volunteers be protected by the aid organizations, or left to fend for themselves? According...Show More Summary

Cuba, Praised for Increased Vigilance against Terrorist Finance, Remains on US Terror List

Last Friday, The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) congratulated Cuba - along with Argentina, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Turkey - for taking such strong actions to police its financial system that it will no longer be subject to the monitoring...Show More Summary

Does Investor State Dispute Settlement Promote Limited Government?

Recently, as part of the debate over investor state dispute settlement (ISDS), I've been called out, with my limited government credentials put under scrutiny. My position is that a state to state dispute settlement system, like that used in the WTO, is preferable to ISDS. Show More Summary

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Current Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary


In Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, a group of Afrikaans men live on the outskirts of of the coastal city. The photographs I plan to share reflect an intimate look into the lives of these men; how they live, work, and ultimately survive on the fringes of a new South Africa. They fell trees and sell the firewood to eke out a living. Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Needs to Receive More Attention Outside the U.S.

During the month of October, the United States takes on a pink tinge -- from magazines to college sororities to the NFL, it's clear that there is little need to worry about breast cancer awareness. Thanks to the efforts of multiple organizations, public knowledge of the disease, which affects 1 in 8 American women, is at a high. Show More Summary

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

We bring you a story that is raging in England and in Europe at large. The story is brought to us by the good old BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation of Great Britain, which is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth of England, just 4 years her senior at 92 years old this month (founded October 18, 1922) with the Queen at 88 (born April 21, 1926). Show More Summary

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Important trading powers, such as Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea and Brazil, are failing to enforce national laws that call for criminal prosecution of companies from their countries that bribe foreign government officials and politicians. Indeed,...Show More Summary

Why Russia and China See Eye-To-Eye on Cybersecurity

This article first appeared in Kommersant and was translated into English by Worldcrunch. By Elena Chernenko, Vladislav Novyii and Ivan Safronov MOSCOW -- During President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing next month, he is expectedShow More Summary

In the Arab World, Social Media Makes a Societal Impact

The Technology industry has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and it does not simply involve mobiles, tablets, laptops and other devices. Equally important, and perhaps less expected, is that social media networks...Show More Summary

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