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Jewels of Allah: The Untold Stories of Women In Iran

"It is difficult to find many bright spots in the lives of Persian women.... Their liberty of movement, of action, and of speech is curtailed.... In the prevailing social condition... they could not do anything unless [they were] helped by men.... Show More Summary

U.S. Should Stop Reinforcing Pakistan's Delusions

Susan Rice, the U.S. national security advisor, apparently traveled to Pakistan on Sunday August 30 to tell Pakistani officials that operations of militant jihadi groups like the Haqqani network from Pakistani soil were "absolutely unacceptable" to Americans. Show More Summary

There Are No Silver Bullets: The Way We Can Achieve 169 Targets

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are upon us, the goals which the international community will agree on for helping the poor around the world. They follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which to hear one former UN official tell it, started out very humbly but had an outsized impact on global agendas. Show More Summary

A New Apartheid: South Africa's Struggle With Immigration

Men from the Jesspestown hostel make threatening gestures towards a foreign-owned business in the area. JOHANNESBURG -- On April 15 of this year, Themba Maphosa awoke to news that five immigrants had been killed by South African gangs the previous night in Durban. Show More Summary

LDC's Cultural Assets May Be the Pathway to Creativity in the New Economy

Most of the talk about employment raises issues of "out sourcing", "off shoring" and the "automation" of work and seems to concern the developed world--as they see more and more companies and governments seeking lower costs for labor for goods and services. But this is temporary. Show More Summary

The King of Jordan's Go-Kart Track

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Show More Summary

Renewable Energy Rises in Russia: The Early Steps

By Woodrow W. Clark II and Dimitri Elkin() As renewable energy becomes more widespread, its "green" transformational impact can be seen in some of the most remote corners of the world. Here are two recent examples from Russia, a country not typically associated with the green energy industrial revolution. Show More Summary

Why Germany Will Undergo Radical Change This Year

  Not long ago, the world was looking upon our nation with admiration. During the soccer World Cup in 2006, Germany seemed like a cheerful university dorm; a place that welcomes strangers, where everybody can party exuberantly. In the following years, Germany even turned into a role model. Show More Summary

Fulfilling Mandela's Dream

In February 2005, wrapped up against the cold in London's Trafalgar Square and wearing a magnificent fur hat, Nelson Mandela -- who had supposedly retired from public life -- gave one of the greatest speeches of this century or any other,...Show More Summary

Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

In 1915, a mother's protest against funneling children into war provided the theme of a new American song, "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier." Although the ballad attained great popularity, not everyone liked it. Theodore Roosevelt,...Show More Summary

Obama's Real Achievement With the Iran Deal

One cannot help but feel sorry for President Barack Obama. After twenty months of painstaking negotiations with Iran and America's coalition partners, hours of hearings on Capitol Hill, countless closed briefings for lawmakers, and scores...Show More Summary

Jose Ramon Machado Ventura: A Cuban Name That Will Be Lost to History

Machado Ventura in 2012, at the eighth plenary session of the 1st National CDR Directorate. (JCG) Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 August 2015 -- If anyone embodies the most antiquated orthodoxy of the Cuban political system,Show More Summary

How Pakistan Negotiates With Balochistan

Disclaimer: The title of this article has been inspired by the remarkable book How Pakistan Negotiates With the United States by Ambassadors Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard B. Schaffer. Pakistan has a distinct way of dealing with different countries and it also applies divergent methods while tackling internal conflicts and crises. Show More Summary

The Sweden Democrats: How to Deal with a One-Issue Party

They're now up to over 20 percent or maybe even 25 percent. The Sweden Democrats might be a "one-issue party" and there may be numerous people who agree that there are more important issues in Sweden, but evidently there are enough Swedes who think that the immigration debate should be the subject for discussion among all of the political parties. Show More Summary

The Sweden Democrats: How to Deal with a One Issue Party

The original, slightly abridged version of this article appeared on the Swedish news website Nyheter24 and can be found here. They're now up to over 20% or maybe even 25%. The Sweden Democrats might be a "one issue party" and there may...Show More Summary

In Bombing ISIS in Syria, Australia Could End Up Helping Assad

The Syrian Arab Armed Forces are fighting the Islamic State in eastern Syria. Australia is planning to bomb ISIS targets in eastern Syria. But Australia will not be involved in the broader conflict in Syria involving the Assad regime. Show More Summary

#AkoSiDaniel Campaign Aims to Empower Children in the Philippines Through Education

Image from The Philippines Foundation. Photo by Pilar Tuason. As another academic year gets into full swing in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere and some parts of the Southern Hemisphere, so too does an education campaign called #AkoSiDaniel in the Philippines. Show More Summary

For Sale: Wisconsin

Scott Walker, like every other aspiring GOP presidential candidate, is calling for President Obama to cancel a planned visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping scheduled for September. It's not surprising. The one common denominator that...Show More Summary

What Non-Believing Muslims Say About Faith In The World's Largest Muslim Country

This blog originally appeared on USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture website. "If Islam is a religion of peace, why are people so violent?" That rhetorical question brought me up short. I wasn't watching Pamela Geller's latest piece of Islamophobic stagecraft or listening to a stump speech from a UK Independence Party candidate. Show More Summary

What Non-Believing Muslims Say About Faith In The World's Largest Muslim Country

"If Islam is a religion of peace, why are people so violent?" That rhetorical question brought me up short. I wasn't watching Pamela Geller's latest piece of Islamophobic stagecraft or listening to a stump speech from a UK Independence...Show More Summary

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