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Charlie Hebdo, Islam and Religious Freedom: Study Finds Independent Courts, Civility Best Protect Liberties, Lessen Conflict

Islam is not the reason nations restrict religious freedom. Nor are open and free elections guarantors of such liberties, a major new study suggests. What does predict the protection of religious freedom is a free and independent judiciary,...Show More Summary

The Global Fight in Criminal Justice Must Be Won

I write this piece after preaching at the New Testament Church of God in the Brixton section of London, England. Over the last two days, I had meetings, rallies and exchanges with people all over London who were interested in our fight for social justice in Staten Island, Ferguson, Cleveland and elsewhere. Show More Summary

Obama Should Have Visited the Taj Mahal and Skipped Saudi Arabia

In a symbol of the broader sidelining of his "pivot to Asia" to attend once again to the recurrent quagmire that is the Middle East, President Barack Obama decided to cut out his visit to the Taj Mahal and leave India early to fly to Saudi Arabia--to pay his respects to the family of recently deceased King Abdullah and meet with new King Salman. Show More Summary

UK search for Jihadi John spotlights recruitment role of soccer

By James M. Dorsey The United Kingdom's search for Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented fighter who appears in videos and beheading of foreigners condemned to death by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, has highlighted the significance for militants of soccer as a recruitment and bonding tool. Show More Summary

I Am a Muslim and My First Trip Abroad Aas to Israel

I always expected to travel to the Indian sub-continent, the home of my ethnic origins for my first time overseas; however, I heard about a unique opportunity through a friend earlier this school year -- a paid trip to the state of Israel. This last winter break, I packed my bags for the Holy Land. Show More Summary

A Note on Greek Elections and Our New Movement (KINIMA)

This post is adapted from a note the author wrote and disseminated prior to the Greek election results. As Greeks head to the polls today, I would like to share some of my thoughts with you on the current political situation and my decision...Show More Summary

Why Obama Is Going to India

NEW DELHI -- When Barack Obama and Narendra Modi meet in New Delhi on Sunday for their second round of talks in less than four months, the biggest challenge they will face is to produce an outcome that is commensurate with the amount...Show More Summary

Purposeful Transformation: Davos Conversations Advance the Journey

The following is co-written with Cheryl Grise, EY Global Head of Strategy, and Professor Marc Ventresca, economic sociologist, University of Oxford. Listen carefully to the buzz during the World Economic Forum annual meeting this week and one thing is abundantly clear: Current global realities have changed the game for most firms. Show More Summary

Global Water Crisis Demands Business and Government Action

You may be surprised to learn that the one issue that keeps the world's leaders up at night is not weapons of mass destruction or cross-border conflict. It's not the threat of another fiscal crisis or the spread of infectious diseases. Show More Summary

Challenging the Warsaw Pact from Within

The Warsaw Pact was not without its internal rifts. When it came together in 1955, after news of West Germany entering NATO, the Soviet-sponsored security alliance included all European Communist countries - except Yugoslavia, which rejected Soviet leadership. Show More Summary

Momentum Remains High for Forests' Role in Sustainable Development and Tackling Climate Change

This week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the crucial role of forests in tackling climate change is on the agenda. I will give the opening speech at the session on "Reducing Tropical Deforestation Related to Key Agricultural Commodities". Show More Summary

Corporate Disobedience

As global leaders converge in Davos to evaluate how best to solve some of the world's greatest challenges, I can't help but reflect on my 10-year career at leading global corporations, and my impact on those same challenges (or lackShow More Summary

At Davos, Technology CEOs Discuss the Digital Economy

Davos: One of the most anticipated discussions at this year's meeting was the plenary session on The Digital Economy. Given that I wrote the book that coined that term 20 years ago, I attended with great interest. On the panel were Google...Show More Summary

Global Travel Needs to Be Part of the Solution

What do Twitter and the automobile have in common? How about smart phones and vaccinations? Give up? They are all global inventions that cross borders for the benefit of all. When it comes to powerful ideas there are no physical boundaries. Show More Summary

Renewed U.S.-Cuba Relations: Saving American Lives and Limbs?

Some 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, nearly 8 million unaware of their condition. Between 70,000 and 80,000 diabetics become amputees every year from one of the disease's most nefarious complications: diabetic foot ulcers. As a...Show More Summary

Is Japan Becoming Expansionist?

There seems to be some concerns in other countries that Japan may take more expansionist stance after Prime Minster Abe regained the leadership in Japan. One such example is a recent opinion article of the New York Times by Professor Alexis Dudden of Connecticut University. Show More Summary

Bitter anniversary for Egyptian women

The streets are empty. The prisons are full. The fourth anniversary of Egypt's "25 January Revolution" is passing largely in silence, with many of the young activists who led it now firmly behind bars. For many women in Egypt, this Sunday...Show More Summary

Note to Ukraine: Stop Whitewashing the Political Record

Listen too much to Kremlin pronouncements, and one might get the impression that the Ukrainian government in Kiev is comprised of nothing less than a malevolent and sinister fascist junta. In light of Putin's own authoritarian tendencies,...Show More Summary

Boosting India-U.S. Ties: A Regional Imperative?

In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers: Ambassador S K Lambah, Former...Show More Summary

The Beginning of the End for Bahrain's Tolerated Opposition

The trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of Bahrain's main opposition group Al Wefaq, opens on Wednesday, January 28 and marks a massive step away from hopes of an inclusive political settlement in the turbulent country. Bahrain, a U.S. Show More Summary

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