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EU Is Once Again Failing To Stop Genocide

The European Union has historically taken a lead on issues related to Myanmar at the UN Human Rights Council. And yet now, at it’s most critical juncture when the Rohingya need external assistance more than ever as the various security...Show More Summary

China Is Catching Up To America As A Global Innovator – And We’re To Blame

Since his inauguration, President Trump has continued to bash China for it’s unfair trade practices. He’s threatened to instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring cases against China domestically and at the World Trade Organization,...Show More Summary

In Defense Of Liberty, Equality, And A Tolerant America

Many know me as the host and Executive Producer of Bravo’s Top Chef. Or, they know me as the founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. But few know me as Padma, an immigrant. I was four years old when I came here and joined my mother, a nurse who’d left me back in India two years prior. Show More Summary

Tunisia, Morocco And Egypt: A New Global Hub For Social Impact Start-ups

Ben Hamadi Zouhour, École de Management de Normandie Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source funding system for charities in Egypt. Mission-driven start-ups are blossoming in these...Show More Summary

Asia's Olympic Moment Has Its Roots In Cold War Politics

Stefan Huebner, National University of Singapore China, host of the 2008 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has turned into a major sports power, if its medal tally at the recent Rio Olympics is any indication. Japan, which will hold...Show More Summary

Iran Openly Harassing The U.S., U.K. And Others

A defiant Iran pokes the world in the eye #Reuters #Yemen — jafar Parsa (@jafarparsa) March 10, 2017 It has become an alarming and dangerous pattern; a pattern of provocative actions initiated by Iran against many nations in the region, the U.K., the U.S. Show More Summary

More Than Mar-a-Lago: Members Of All Trump Clubs Could Have Access To The President

By Viveca Novak and Emily Dalgo With each of President Donald Trump’s trips to the Mar-a-Lago Club — and there have been four in the last five weekends — questions mount about who, exactly, is there with him. Those wealthy enough toShow More Summary

Putin, Trump And The Rise Of The Deep State

Last week, an Agence France-Presse news report published in Le Soir, a major French language daily newspaper, made the rounds on social media. The story suggested that the campaign of leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was being funded by Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary

What's Holding Arab Women Back From Achieving Equality?

Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University No country in the world has achieved full gender equality, but the Arab region ? a diverse grouping of 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa ? ranks lowest in the world, according...Show More Summary

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa

The five strains of viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D and E) affect 400 million people around the world. Hepatitis B and C are the most deadly; these infections are blood borne, transmitted mainly through unsafe medical practices or injection...Show More Summary

Trump And Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A U.S. president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and prosperity prepares to reach out to Russia. The Kremlin shows some cautious interest. But before...Show More Summary

Trump's Revised Travel Ban Is Still Mired In Prejudice

Donald Trump says he inherited “a mess” when he became president, but many of those messes are of his own making, as shown by his latest effort as president to make good on wild promises he made on the campaign trail. Trump first called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” back in December 2015. Show More Summary

Hope For Justice In Syria From An Unlikely Source

Six years into the carnage in Syria, atrocious crimes run rampant, with savage abuses committed against all groups in the devastated country, and the murderous regime, abetted by powerful allies, is still in power. The UN Security Council...Show More Summary

Walking A Tightrope: China Maneuvers Between Saudi Arabia And Iran

This week’s sanctioning of one of China’s largest telecom equipment manufacturers, ZTE, by the U.S. Commerce Department, and an investigation of Huawei, ZTE’s foremost Chinese competitor, could not have come at a more auspicious moment...Show More Summary

American Dream Losing Its Charm Among Indian Youth

By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent, AsiaToday While U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries on Mar. 6, there is growing criticism that the U.S. is not taking seriously about the violent attacks that occurred against Indians in the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Should Stay Out Of Syrian War

President Donald Trump instructed the Pentagon to develop a strategy to defeat the Islamic State. Apparently one of the options is introducing U.S. combat forces to confront ISIS. A Marine Corps artillery battery has just gone in, and more troops could follow. Show More Summary

A Muslim Ban By Another Name Is Still A Muslim Ban

On Monday, President Trump signed his new Executive Order (without fanfare this time), and instead had Attorney General Sessions, Secretary of State Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Kelly roll it out to the public. The revised...Show More Summary

Now That Bitcoins Are Worth More Than Their Weight In Gold, Is It Time For Central Banks To Make Their Own?

BTC Keychain/Flickr, CC BY-SA Nafis Alam, Sunway University and Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham The history of gold trading can be traced back hundreds of years while bitcoin, a digital currency that uses encryption and works...Show More Summary

Why Does Amazon Sell Holocaust-Denying Authors Next To Real Historians?

In a few hours of surfing Amazon’s Books category, I noticed that this American giant of online sales is infested with Holocaust deniers. These are books that either deny the crime ? the genocide of the Jews ? or the weapon of the crime ? the gas chambers. Show More Summary

On The UN’s 2017 International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

Yesterday was the 2017 International Women’s Day. This year’s theme at the United Nations is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” Approximately 50 percent of working age women are represented in the labor force globally, compared to 76 percent of men. Show More Summary

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