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Cuba Announcement Augurs Big Breakthroughs in 2015

President Obama's bold announcement last week on Cuba has upended the conventional narrative that his administration, buffeted by foreign policy crises throughout 2014, had lost its ability to set the international agenda. Instead, he...Show More Summary

China Obliged by Its 'Internet Sovereignty' Policy to Aid U.S. Against North Korea

Last week in The WorldPost we published a piece by China's Internet czar, Lu Wei, who argued for "cyber sovereignty," or "Internet sovereignty." According to this view that China is robustly promoting worldwide, the Internet should operate...Show More Summary

What Can Latvia's Integration With Europe Teach Ukraine?

Fabrizio Tassinari is head of foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies and a visiting professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is the author of the book Why Europe Fears its Neighbors. RIGA -- Seen from Riga, one is tempted to write a counterfactual history of the Ukraine war. Show More Summary

Learning from the Silk Roads: Water and Tea

In my last post, Professor Rao and I decide to continue our conversation over dinner. We are debating the relevance of the ancient Silk Roads for addressing current crises. Professor Rao, an old friend and foil, remains skeptical. Thinking...Show More Summary

Is There Life After the Pontificate for Francis?

"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 -- Last year, just before Christmas, Pope Francis paid a short visit to Benedict XVI. Show More Summary

Conscience and the 1914 Christmas Truce

In the throes of one of the most destructive and dehumanizing wars in world history, something extraordinary occurred, never to be repeated. It happened on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1914. The "Great War" had been raging, inconclusively, for five ferocious months. Show More Summary

Toys from Abusive Chinese Factories Bring No Holiday Cheer

Here's a question to ponder this Holiday season--what do toy brands like Barbie, Mickey Mouse and Thomas the Tank Engine have in common? What about the companies that produce these toys--Mattel, Disney, Fisher Price and other major toy...Show More Summary

An Ebola Fighter Named Moses Leads Orphans to Safety

Time Magazine just named "The Ebola Fighters" its 2014 Person of the Year. What motivates individuals to dive into the throes of a dangerous pandemic in order to save innocent people's lives? An Ebola worker named Moses recently shared his story with me. Show More Summary

In Palestine, Specialized Prosecutors Ensure Women Survivors' Access to Justice

Cross-posted from UN Women A scene from daily life at the Mehwar Centre for survivors of violence in Palestine. Photo: UN Women/Ventura Formicone When Zahara divorced her second husband her family locked her in an abandoned house for...Show More Summary

Reinventing the Left in Poland

Poland was both the most likely and the most unlikely place to expect the rebirth of the Left. The country has a rich Left tradition that predates the Communist period, and many figures of the anti-Communist opposition, like Jacek Kuron, considered themselves on the Left. Show More Summary

Exploding Jerusalem

There is a fascinating story evolving in Jerusalem that most westerners barely understand. This development is crucial to peace in the region and it represents essentially what misfires constantly in the troubled land of Israel/Palestine. Show More Summary

From Burkina Faso to the Congo: Challenging the Quest for President for Life

As 2014 comes to a close, the dominant challenge facing Congolese people is the lengths to which President Joseph Kabila will go to maintain a stranglehold on power. This unresolved question represents the greatest threat to peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Show More Summary

50 Days on a Boat: What it Takes to Flee Burma

After his second arrest, Rafique Ahmad worried that the next time the police came for him at his home in Nyaung Chaung Village in Rakhine State Burma, he would be sent to prison. His crime? Talking too much. Rafique worked with development NGOs serving the desperate Rohingya community in Rakhine State here in Burma. Show More Summary

2015 Predictions for Islamist Terrorism Worldwide

In 2014, we saw the threat of al Qaeda continue to spread via affiliate groups in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. We also witnessed the unexpected resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. According to global risk firm Verisk Maplecroft, terrorism-related deaths worldwide increased by almost 25% between Nov 1, 2013, and Oct 31, 2014. Show More Summary

Hysteria Over North Korean Hacking Is Unwarranted

In the latest exaggerated media frenzy over a news story, the North Korean hacking of Sony Pictures' computers has been called "cyberterrorism" against "who we are" as a country." First, "terrorism" is word that should probably be retired from public usage, because no one, including academics, can agree on what it means. Show More Summary

The CIA's Road to Infamy

Some political events mark their importance less by their content than by their timing, circumstances and presentation. That is the case for the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture. It contains little new to the attentive observer and none of that is of major consequence. Show More Summary

Is There a Moses Basket for Persecuted Children?

The story is as old as the tale of Moses but to see it repeated and repeated is shocking - the deliberate killing of children for political or religious reasons. A parent in Pakistan wailed to reporters that his son was in a uniform in the morning and in a casket by evening. Show More Summary

The War to Start All Wars

The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama Cross-posted with As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All Wars -- or at least the...Show More Summary

Romania's Resort Tourism

Romania has 275 kilometers of Black Sea coastline. The country tries to attract tourists by touting its sandy beaches, temperate climate, spas, and resort hotels. It's tough competition. I met a couple of Romanians who said straight out that they prefer to vacation along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. Show More Summary

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