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The Anatomy of an Unfair Trial

Sentencing a political opponent to death after a show trial is no different to taking him out on the street and shooting him. In fact, it is worse because using the court system as a tool of state repression makes a mockery of the rule of law. Show More Summary

Russia Has Already Invaded Ukraine: Strobe Talbott

Strobe Talbott, one of America's top Russian experts who translated Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs into English, was Deputy Secretary of State from 1994-2001. He is presently President of the Brookings Institution and widely regarded as a potential secretary of state in a Hillary Clinton administration. Show More Summary

World Humanitarian Day -- Education Cannot Wait for Better Times

We must keep children in school, especially during crisis and conflict Whenever I read stories and see graphic images illustrating the heartbreaking human tragedy that results from violent civil and cross-border conflict, collapsingShow More Summary

President Must Get Proper Congressional Approval for Any Final Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Republicans have justifiably criticized President Obama for skirting the constitutional need to obtain legislation for his agenda in issues from climate change to immigration to health care. Although some of this condemnation is political--because...Show More Summary

Will the Middle East achieve Peace out of Conflict?

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. After a deceptive period of relative internal stability under the iron hand of despotic rulers, the region has fallen victim to the very fundamentalism that it allowed to breed in its midst and exported to the world. Show More Summary

Saudi Contrition Fighting Terrorism- Much Too Little Much Too Late

On August 14th the New York Times informed us that Saudi Arabia, increasingly concerned about the spread of Islamist militant extremism reaching its own doorstep, had donated $100mm to the United Nations counter terrorism agency the day before. Show More Summary

Development goals must adapt to new nutrition challenges

The year 2015 must have seemed a long way off to those agreeing stretching development targets at the turn of this century. And yet, with just 500 days to go until the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire on 31st December 2015, the global community has begun the countdown. Certainly, we should applaud the progress that has been made. Show More Summary

The obscene escalation of the vulture funds against Argentina

The one-page advertisement published this week in the Financial Times by the U.S. vulture funds using the tragic situations of Argentinean families as human shields to defend their blackmailing of the Argentinean people is only one more demonstration of their despicable lack of ethics. Show More Summary

The Israel-Egypt-Saudi Arabia Axis: Come the Counter-Revolution

American policymakers have had a dream about the creation of a New Middle East. According to a foreign policy consensus that emerged following the September 11 attacks in 2011 -- that brought together Republicans and Democrats, liberals...Show More Summary

The Breaking "Cartgate" Scandal in Honduras

The admission this week by former Minister of the Presidency Enrique Flores Lanza that he did authorize the withdrawals of Lps 50 million (US$2.5 million) from the Central Bank of Honduras in the days just prior to the overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, 2009 has created a firestorm in Honduras. Show More Summary

'Darfur: The Genocide the World Got Tired of'

On August 5, 2014 the displaced persons of El Salam camp in South Darfur were brutally assaulted by military and security forces of the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime in Khartoum. Tens of thousands of civilians,...Show More Summary

Obama's Iraq Policy: Passing the First Hurdle

With Nouri al-Maliki agreeing to step aside in favor of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq may have passed its first hurdle on the way to forming the kind of government that will be needed to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and save the country from further conflict and fragmentation. Show More Summary

Kerry Reaffirms 'Ambitious Agenda' of U.S. Engagement in Asia and the Pacific

Outlining what he termed the United States' "ambitious agenda" of long-term engagement in Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday in a policy speech at the East-West Center in Honolulu that complex challenges...Show More Summary

When You Google Gaza: Techies' Ambitions on the Embattled Strip

Nearly four weeks into Operation Protective Edge, Ahmed Borai is explaining how to separate hydrogen from seawater. Gaza's sole power plant was bombed out of commission four days earlier, leaving Gaza City blacked out and reducing the rest of the strip to two hours of electricity a day. Show More Summary

The Shock of Ferguson: I Grew Up in a Country Where Most Cops Don't Even Have a Gun

I've lived in America for nine years now, and one of the most important survival skills I've learned is to always check my rearview mirror for cop cars. I have learned to fear the cops. You see, I grew up in a country where the majority of police officers don't have and proudly insist they don't want guns. Show More Summary

One Year After the Massacre: Hope for Egypt?

Egypt's current rulers and many among their supporters seem to believe that it is possible to get rid of all those who constitute a thorn in their side and slaughter their opponents en masse, then live happily ever after. They oftenShow More Summary

As the Power Shuffle in Iraq Unfolds, Do Not Forget the Women

As a veteran who served in Iraq, the past few weeks have been a struggle to watch as the violence intensified. I had the fortune to get to know several Iraqis of various sects, learning about their rich culture and heritage. Even though...Show More Summary

Pakistan's Mob Democracy

Mob democracy is a violent form of direct democracy, periodically activated in Pakistan to confuse, frighten, and undermine representative governments established under the Pakistan Constitution. These days, a mob led by a charismatic...Show More Summary

The Modus Operandi of ISIS: A War Waged on the Battleground of Women's Bodies

The fall of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, in June marks the rapid territorial expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Iraq has been hurled into a new civil war where women's bodies are one of the battlefields....Show More Summary

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