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Why do Americans hate beheadings but love drone killings?

The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation. How is it that even members of peace groups...Show More Summary

The Flawed Logic of Russian Sanctions (and Why They Might Be Useful Anyway)

Western sanctions are harming the Russian economy, but that doesn't mean they will achieve anything the West wants in Ukraine. The Minsk ceasefire agreement benefits Russia much more than Ukraine, forcing Kiev to make political concessions while giving Moscow free rein on Ukraine's eastern borders and in Crimea. Show More Summary

Saudi high risk bet in Yemen

There is a sign on French level crossings for those who consider themselves to be vigilant. It reads "One train can hide another". This is sound advice should be erected in Oval Office and Downing Street. Only it should read: "One intervention can hide another." While all eyes are on Syria and Iraq, another intervention is taking place in Yemen. Show More Summary

Lebanon: The Forgotten Front

While the world's attention has been focused on the combined efforts of Arab and US forces attacking "Islamic State" (IS) positions in Iraq and Syria, there is unfolding in Lebanon, a third front in the war against this violent extremist group. Show More Summary

Light At the End of #Climate2014?

Hope is not the first emotion that strikes ahead of a global climate summit. We have seen them come and go with a mix of scepticism and disappointment. The fact that we have been incapable of making tangible progress in tackling an issue...Show More Summary

Brazil's Economic Future

It was probably the great Stefan Zweig, who escaped to Brazil from Nazi persecution only to take his own life, who coined the expression, Brazil, the country of the future. Cynics, critical of Brazil's unfulfilled promise, like to say that Brazil is the country of the future and always will be. Show More Summary

Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will "force" future Olympic host cities to sign an anti-discrimination agreement before they are able to host the games. On its face, this is a step in the right direction. Some...Show More Summary

Three World Leaders Speak on the Future of Israel and Palestine

Three of the world's leaders, members of the group called "The Elders," spoke on the conflict between Israeli and Palestine this month in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each of the Elders has had extensive experience with Israeli-Palestinian issues. As...Show More Summary

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of...Show More Summary

Pope Francis in Albania: Four Lessons

On September 21, Pope Francis made a one-day visit to Albania, a short air trip across the Adriatic Sea from Rome but a land neglected typically by global leaders. The excursion was the first by the Pope to a European country since his elevation, according to the Catholic News Service (CNS). Show More Summary

A Fulbright is Not a Political Football

Every now and then Congress shows wisdom as in the recent decision by the House and Senate to reject a request from the Obama administration to cut funding for the famous Fulbright program from $237 to $204 million. What's a Fulbright and why should you care? The Fulbright is the most competitive and highly sought academic fellowship in the world. Show More Summary

A North African Leader Advises the West on Human Development, Global Security

Amidst global crises as virulent and varied as a jihadist state in the Levant and a menacing disease in Africa, North Africans in particular and Muslims in general paid close attention to yesterday's statement by Moroccan King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly. Show More Summary

What Climate Change Means for Indigenous Peoples

When I was born in an Indigenous Limbu village of Eastern Nepal, no one had heard of climate change. Our communities struggled to make their living from land amidst armed conflict, feudal hierarchies, strangling debt and disasters that were slowly increasing. Show More Summary

No, If A Baby Is Hungry, She Will Not Eat

Motherhood often arrives with an intense desire to nourish a baby -- mentally, emotionally and physically. The iconic image of a voluptuous woman breastfeeding her child is the epitome of maternal bliss and security. In many cases today,...Show More Summary

Abolish the Nukes Before they Abolish Us

The heat of World War II and hubris gave rise to nuclear bombs and their siblings, nuclear power plants. Not much thought went to what these weapons might be or become. Indeed, the Americans rushed and incinerated the Japanese cities...Show More Summary

Ebola Is Not Just West Africa's Crisis

Our hearts go out to the people, governments and courageous healthcare workers in the three countries most devastated by the current Ebola outbreak: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. But our sympathies are not enough. The UN Secretary...Show More Summary

The Nurturing Leaders

In recent days, we have heard extensively from women's voices; people like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, and activist Malala Yousafzai, buzz through the media. Both here at home andShow More Summary

Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?

If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track. A few years ago, the UN Secretary General ordered that heating be reduced in the winter and the air conditioning...Show More Summary

Democracy by Militia in Burma

The democratization process in Burma remains very much a work-in-progress, with parliamentary elections slated for next year and the country continuing to adjust to the growing pains associated with opening its economy to the rest of...Show More Summary

Meet the Women Fighting the Islamic State

The history of women serving in armed conflicts probably goes back hundreds of years -- if not longer. In the United States, during the American Revolution, women served on the battlefield as nurses, water bearers, laundresses and saboteurs. Ever...Show More Summary

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