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The Dalai Lama's China Experience and Its Impact

By now it is an open secret the degree to which respect for the Dalai Lama is growing in China within the leadership and business circles and amongst the ordinary people. The BBC's exclusive report on China's super-rich communist Buddhists...Show More Summary

The Unending Korean War: W.E.B Du Bois, Ko Un, and the Women's Peace Walk

May 24, 2015 is International Women's Day for Disarmament. On this day, an international group of women are planning a walk for peace across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the name for the 4-km wide buffer that separates North and South Korea. Show More Summary

President Obama and the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

More than 1.5 million Armenians were massacred between 1914 and 1918 for the express purpose of ending their collective existence. This event remains one of the most tragic events of the 20th century, and has been called the first modern genocide. Show More Summary

Al Yarmuk Tragedy: Where Are the Pro-Palestinians?

Al Yarmuk is a camp in the outskirts of war-torn Damascus. There are those who call it a refugee camp, meaning that all his residents are Palestinian refugees from 1948 and their direct descendants, while the reality is that the camp was established in 1957. Show More Summary

Putin's Nordic Miscalculation

HELSINKI - Vladimir Putin is proving to be a tactical genius but a strategic blunderer. Perhaps the most important geostrategic result of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine is occurring 800 miles to the north in Scandinavia, whose sturdy...Show More Summary

Le Pen and Le Pen: Enough, Already!

Enough of the indecent psychodrama surrounding Marine Le Pen and her father. Enough of the indulgent, sentimental, and voyeuristic commentary about the daughter "sacrificing" a poor King Lear, leaving him to rave on his moor in St. Cloud. And...Show More Summary

Egypt moves closer to labelling soccer fans as terrorists

By James M. Dorsey Egypt has moved closer to banning as terrorist organizations militant soccer groups that form the backbone of opposition to autocratic rule with the arrest and pre-trial detention of five alleged members of the Ultras...Show More Summary

Diplomatic Travel Blocks U.S.-Cuban Ties

Now that President Obama has decided to take Cuba off the list of state sponsors of international terrorism, the main hurdle to restoring full diplomatic relations centers on how much freedom U.S. diplomats will have to travel around Cuba and what the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Reform Will Fail in Greece

This week, the new leftist Greek government is locked in heated negotiations to keep its economy solvent. On the other side of the bargaining table are the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Never To Be Forgotten - A Year On From Chibok

On April 14th 2014, a ruthless militia kidnapped over 200 of Nigeria's young girls from their school in Chibok in the dead of night. A year on, the girls have yet to be released by Boko Haram, nor rescued by our security forces, leaving...Show More Summary

Russia Makes the First Move With Iran -- Early Bird Special

Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting Russia announced that it is going to begin selling Iran its s-300 missile defense system. This ends the ban that was placed in 2010 as part of the sanctions the United Nations imposed on Iran. Show More Summary

Analysis of the Electoral Data in Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Elections

The Nigerian elections that took place this year was historic. For the first time since the formation of the Fourth Republic of Nigeria, in 1999, after another phase of military rule, Nigeria not only voted out an incumbent president but the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Show More Summary

La economía mundial ante cuatro fuerzas

En nuestras Perspectivas de la economía mundial (informe WEO) de abril de 2015 pronosticamos que el crecimiento mundial de este año será más o menos igual al del año pasado, 3,5% frente 3,4%. Esta cifra mundial refleja un repunte del...Show More Summary

Conception is at Home but Delivery is at the Hospital -- Changing Behaviors in Southern Kenya

Every two hours a woman in Kenya dies during pregnancy or childbirth. That means 6,000 to 8,000 women die each year during childbirth, compared to 650 in the United States. Tragically, the majority of these deaths could have been prevented...Show More Summary

The Conflict Around the 'G Word'

Pope Francis on last Sunday honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century." Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, defended...Show More Summary

When Divorce and Domestic Violence Collide

While divorce remains one of the most challenging events that someone can experience, the unacceptable trauma of domestic violence can make the process truly devastating. According to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial...Show More Summary

Cyberpolitics in 3 triangles: How to avoid a digital Bermuda Triangle

How can the Internet remain a great enabler of innovative growth (global public good) and not become a dangerous 'digital Bermuda Triangle' (global public bad)? This important question in digital politics will be addressed during this...Show More Summary

How to Deal With Iranian Expansionism

At the very moment that a nuclear deal with Iran is looking closer to reality, Iran is expanding its influence throughout the Middle East. To the Saudis, the Emirates and Israel -- all of whom see Iran as the greatest threat in the region...Show More Summary

Dying in Darfur: President Obama's Forgotten Promise

In 2006, President Obama made a promise to the people of Darfur: "We can't say 'never again' and allow it to happen again. As President of the United States, I don't intend to abandon people or turn a blind eye to slaughter." Well, Mr. Show More Summary

Why the West Needs to Ditch Its Exceptionalist Mindset

HONG KONG -- In the last few years, there has been a remarkable rise in the number of headlines urging the West to take the lead on a variety of issues -- global economic policies, democracy promotion, freedom of speech, human rights, corruption. Show More Summary

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