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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

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

For years, governing powers in the Middle East have worked hard at decimating the leadership structure of any opposing group. Experts credit the success of various revolts and protests during the past three years to a leaderless revolution...Show More Summary

The 'Other' World Cup Takes Place in Chile With a Mission to Fight Homelessness

The Homeless World Cup ended on Sunday and the Chilean National Team lifted the large, clunky trophy. The win was a comfortable 5-2 for the host team, a comfort unlike the journey the participants took to get there. Chile holds the large Homeless World Cup Trophy. Show More Summary

Let's Innovate Against ISIS

German poet Friedrich Hölderlin once wrote, "But where the danger is, grows the saving power also." Much has been made of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s technological prowess--its slick recruitment videos on Al Hayat, its...Show More Summary

Cyclone Nilofar: Another Whirlwind of an Event to Head to Karachi's Beach?

As Cyclone Nilofar, a category 4 super cyclone heads towards the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Sea, Karachiites with their adventure-thrill loving practices, make way towards the extremely popular Karachi beach-front, commonly known...Show More Summary

My Life on Two Wheels and Two Continents

The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China. She was a beauty, a Flying Pigeon 2000, silvery and smooth with a ride to match. Show More Summary

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

Vladimir Putin, the wily strategist of Russian revanchism, is well on his way to reconstructing the Warsaw Pact. That, at least, is what the pundits of The Washington Post are making it out to seem. Last week, Jackson Diehl penned a column on how Putin has driven a wedge between NATO and its easternmost members. Show More Summary

The Missing Women of Afghanistan

After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law Cross-posted with On September 29th, power in Afghanistan changed hands for the first time in 13 years. At the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as president, while the outgoing Hamid Karzai watched calmly from a front-row seat. Show More Summary

18 Valuable Lessons From Pursuing the Wrong Career Path

There is a saying which goes, "That which is in front of you is your teacher." You can learn a lesson from anything and everything life throws your way. And if you view life this way, you've always won. You're always receiving gifts. That's...Show More Summary

Oil -- A Question of Economics

The recent debate over falling oil prices has become an over simplified economic question of supply and demand, ignoring other interrelated economic theories. Despite the global recession and, oil demand has remained at 90-91 million barrels per day (mbd) over the past 5 years. Show More Summary

Syrian refugees and millions of Iraqis displaced by conflict: a common struggle to find work, housing & the daily basics

Amid a bustling crowd, 12 year-old Akram sat quietly on top of some bags cradling and stroking a white cat. Around him, hundreds of Syrian refugees who'd escaped attacks by ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) on the Syrian border...Show More Summary

Kurdish soccer team sparks Swedish FA ire over battle for Kobani, sparks debate on what is politics?

By James M. Dorsey When Ramazan Kizil established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe's most successful immigrant soccer teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and the Kurdish flag alongside one another in a European championship. Show More Summary

United Nations Day 2014: My Stroll With Under-Secretary-General Gyan Acharya

I was a panelist at a book discussion during the just concluded 2014 Port Harcourt Book Festival, and the book we discussed was "Interventions: A Life at War and Peace", by Kofi Annan and Nader Mousavizadeh. In course of the interaction...Show More Summary

How It All Began

When I became the Chief Operating Officer of a startup in Kenya this summer, my path in life transitioned from taking premed classes at school to exploiting the internet, teaching myself business skills on the go, and awkwardly interviewing...Show More Summary

Defeat could turn out an advantage for Tunisia's Islamists

Tunisia is a small country with a big audience. The process of electing a parliament and a president matters, not only because it keeps the democratic process alive, but also for the signals it sends the rest of the Arab world. Tunisia,...Show More Summary

Turning Ideas Into Action for the Mediterranean

Those who know me know that I've always said that actions are more important than ideas. Actions are concrete foundations for change. And it's no secret my home, Greece, and the greater Mediterranean region are in desperate need of action...Show More Summary

LGBTIQ Rights in Africa: One Step Forward, One Step Back

In September, government ministers in Chad voted to criminalize same-sex relations. The bill will become law if Chad's President ratifies the decision. In late August, the National Assembly in The Gambia passed a bill that punishes people...Show More Summary

For Post-2015, International Community Should Focus on Enabling Sustainable Development

Now that the high-level meetings have concluded, and the echoing of motorcade sirens has faded from the canyons of Manhattan's East Side, it is time for the international community to roll up its sleeves and get to the business of deciding...Show More Summary

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