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Burma's Slave or Burma's Save: Democratic Reforms, Human Rights, and the Reluctant Generals of Myanmar

The world is waiting, trying to decipher how to angle themselves to an American government that appears to be changing, but may be just end up being same-old, same-old. In spite of the "shellacking" given to Democrats in the elections...Show More Summary

The Untold Story of Orphans and Ebola

Last month I took a trip to see our Ebola response programs in Liberia, a country filled with a plethora of financial and health problems. Diseases such as Ebola have afflicted the country with one of the gravest social issues: orphaned...Show More Summary

Welcome 'Home' HuffPost

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the Greek version of the Huffington Post following its successful launch in other European countries. It is in many ways a homecoming for Arianna Huffington and her brainchild. The Greek edition...Show More Summary

André Glucksmann in His Voltairean Garden

How many of us remember that Europe is a new and unprecedented political creation born from the triple rejection of Nazism, Communism, and colonialism? How many continue to venerate the models of lucidity and courage, the examples of...Show More Summary

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

LONDON -- It is now more than 200 days since 219 Nigerian girls were ambushed in the grounds of their school, kidnapped and forced into captivity by the terrorist group Boko Haram. This, and a hundred other violations of children's rights...Show More Summary

Three Causes Behind Mexico's Crisis of Corruption and Impunity

There is a mistaken tendency to attribute Mexican corruption to practices going back to the Spanish conquest. It is a theory of original sin that tracks the creation of a "culture of corruption" to the distance between royal authority...Show More Summary

I [Heart] Israel -- Creatively, Authentically

Last week, an international graffiti gang "bombed" Netanya, Jerusalem, and other Israeli cities. Those edgy, hyper-colorful, spray-painted murals New Yorkers in the 1970s called "vandalism," beautified ugly concrete walls in schools and community centers. Show More Summary

Milla: Being Transgender in India

Milla is an impossibly beautiful young woman. And she knows it. In every WhatsApp and Facebook selfie she commands attention and arouses desire in young men in Chennai and beyond. When my friends see her pictures, they get so excited by her beauty. Show More Summary

The Battle For Jerusalem

To be a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem is to suffer from a special form of statelessness. They are citizens neither of Israel nor of Palestine. They cannot vote. They have no official passports and cannot freely cross borders. They have the right to residency in Jerusalem, but it is a daily battle to keep it. Show More Summary

Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory. An ever-present topic in the news, trending on Twitter, conversation...Show More Summary

A Unique Love Story About a Ugandan Transgender Woman

Starting out in the Swedish film industry 10 years ago, I found myself making music videos for a famous Ugandan R&B act in Stockholm. I was in film school and met one of the group members during a break. He was also teaching dance at the same culture school and had been living here for many years. Show More Summary

Let's Talk About Poo, Baby

These days, there is finally a lot of talk about poo, or as professionals of fecal sludge management refer to it, sanitation. After years of being the underdog human development cause, sanitation is getting some much-needed attention. Show More Summary

5 Startup Secrets for Women

For the majority of women in the world, entrepreneurship is a necessity--there are no jobs or other options for their immediate family members to sustain themselves. It is a means of survival that ensures food, shelter, and clothingShow More Summary

The Dance of Superpowers

By now, the phrase "Pacific Pivot" gives off a whiff of nostalgia. The Obama administration's announcement of its intention three years ago to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia seems to belong to an entirely different era. ItShow More Summary

As Street Art Turns to Public Art in Barcelona

Spain's Second Largest City Hosts "Open Walls" A popular city for street art in the early 2000s that attracted artists from across Europe and elsewhere to its intimate doorways and darkened small streets, Barcelona has become less inviting...Show More Summary

Honoring Harvey Milk's Legacy in Europe

Harvey Milk did something that few people ever do -- he started a movement that changed the nation. His legacy lives on through the great work being done by his nephew, Stuart Milk, who accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Harvey's behalf posthumously in 2009, the same year that I humbly received the same award for my work with Susan G. Show More Summary

India's Sanitation Crisis

I struggle with the fact that some of my best friends in the world are forced to defecate outside. They belong to the latest generation of poverty-stricken Indians, enduring the indignity of not having a toilet. My friends represent just a handful of the 550 million Indians living without toilets. Show More Summary

Charles Darwin Has Much to Teach Us About War

America's thinking about military action is impoverished. The U.S. military speaks of precision munitions and surgical strikes, suggesting a process that is controllable and predictable. Experts cite Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz for his axiom that war is a continuation of political discourse with the admixture of violent means. Show More Summary

In Jerusalem, Recent Violence Is Measured by a Long History

By Charles M. Sennott JERUSALEM -- The Tuesday attacks on ultra-Orthodox worshipers, which claimed the life of five people including Moshe Twerksy, the descendant of towering Jewish rabbis and philosophers, came after rising tensions...Show More Summary

The Death of Strategy

I've long resisted the facile argument that there is a fundamental divide in Latin America--left/right, vegetarian/carnivore, illiberal/liberal, state/market, democratic/populist, Pacific/Atlantic. The pairings sometimes offer an easily...Show More Summary

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