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A Multidimensional World Peace

When I think about how people interact with the concept of peace, I imagine Sandra Bullock's character Gracie Hart in the 2000 film Miss Congeniality. She is working undercover as a Miss United States beauty pageant contestant and, as all contestants, must undergo a live interview. Show More Summary

The French Are Dumping Their Language

The French just announced that they will make some major changes to their language. This is a major move, quite different from other moves by other countries. You see: the French are not only the great bastion of culture, they are the...Show More Summary

Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues

During a recent visit to Sri Lanka, I (unsurprisingly) saw a lot of military personnel. Many times they were riding around in vehicles. On other occasions the interaction was a bit more personal. In Jaffna, as I was purchasing a new SIM card, a pair of Sri Lanka Army members entered the shop. Show More Summary

The Runway Challenge: Fashion Week for the Soulful Shopper

This fashion week, I'm here to challenge you. It does not matter whether you shop at Bergdorf or H&M, TOMS or Jimmy Choo; what matters is if you're asking the right questions and realizing that the decisions you make reverberate around the world. Show More Summary

A Message To My Child, In Memory Of The Revolution In Yemen

My dear child, Five years ago, in February 2011 to be exact, along with a huge crowd of young people, eager for a Yemen filled with goodness, justice and a secure future for you and the children of your generation, I headed to Sanaa University Square. Show More Summary

Does President Jacob Zuma have the Courage to do the Right Thing?

Dirk Kotze, University of South Africa President Jacob Zuma will have to address two audiences in his 2016 State of the Nation Address: the international community and markets on the one hand, and the domestic public on the other. The fiasco over the firing of Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene has increased the risks to the South African economy. Show More Summary

Celebrating Humanity Through the World's Culture

The human race has many achievements to its credit. Today, we take many things for granted that a few generations earlier, nobody had imagined. We are now able to clone living beings and reach anybody in the world instantly. But there...Show More Summary

Rouhani's Post-Deal Test Starts in Paris

This week, President Hassan Rouhani will visit Europe, including France, his first trip since the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal. The two governments will focus on boosting economic ties, and Rouhani will seek to end years of Iran's isolation. Show More Summary

Young and Female -- a Double "Strike" for Women Entering the Workforce

By Azita Berar Awad, Director ILO Employment Policy Department and Ann Miles, Director, Youth Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion, the MasterCard Foundation. For decades, promoting gender equality and empowering women has been on the development agenda. Show More Summary

Geneva III was built upon false premises from the start

Not surprisingly, Geneva III talks were suspended. The United States Secretary of State John Kerry put the onus for the suspension on the opposition's shoulders. Kerry appears to believe that the Russian-regime military campaign that...Show More Summary

What is the World Doing to Stop Syria's Civil War?

So many parallels can be drawn between Nazi Germany and the modern-day genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad. The former annihilated Jews, Romani people, homosexuals and those with any kind of disabilities. Assad and his Iranian backers have killed over 250,000 Syrians during the course of last five years. Show More Summary

Australian Day 2016: Knighthood, the Republic and the Open

Australia Day (January 26th) has come and gone. The day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales and the raising of the flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip, e.g. Show More Summary

A Refugee Returns Home: The Journey To My Roots

The Arab village of Tarshiha was the primary military outpost for Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Arab Liberation Army during the Arab-Israeli war in 1948. After sustaining hours of plane bombings and heavy artillery fire, the town was overrun by the Israel Defense Forces during Operation Hiram. Show More Summary

What Would Work In Syria?

With the collapse of the United Nations peace negotiations to end the Syrian conflict, we need to step back and envision what an effective Muslim government with the support of the people would look like. One thing is for certain: It would not be imposed by the United States or Russia or any other outside power. Show More Summary

Arab Decline and Iran's Rising Influence

Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, leader of the largest Arab nation during the 1950s and 1960s, was one of the most popular and charismatic statesmen of the twentieth century. In his 1954 memoir, The Philosophy of the Revolution,...Show More Summary

Can FinTech Be an Opportunity for Greece's Troubled Economy?

FinTech is globally considered as one of the hottest sectors in startups right now, with VC fundings having been tripled between 2013 and 2014, topping $ 12.1bn. The potential of technology disruption in the financial and banking services...Show More Summary

HAD Collective: 'Silence' Stirs Memories Of War In Bosnian Town

Some walls in Visoko still bear the pockmarked patterns of bullets from the Bosnian War just over two decades ago. These newly battered walls bring back portraits of its victims. HAD Collective. "Silence" Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Show More Summary

How Rising Trump and Sanders Parallel Rising Populism in Europe

BRISTOL, England -- In Iowa, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump proved themselves to be real contenders. In New Hampshire, they led the field. But the rise of political outsiders is not just an American phenomenon. It mirrors the growth...Show More Summary

10 Things We Can Learn From Our Three Winners

One year after The Chapel Hill shooting, I wake up still feeling like I just lost a friend. No, it's more than that. A best friend. No, a sibling. No, three siblings. On February 10, 2015 the world lost three people so amazing that words would fill oceans before they could even begin to describe how great Our Three Winners were. Show More Summary

A Greek Tragedy In A Spanish Setting

As Pedro Sanchez navigates through rough seas while attempting to form a government, he should take, from time to time, a quick look at the travelog of his Greek socialist comrades' unfortunate expedition of a few years ago. PASOK (Greek Socialist party) and PSOE (Spanish Social party) share an astonishingly similar, almost identical history. Show More Summary

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