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Preventing Violent Extremism: Turning A Threat Into An Opportunity For The Private Sector

Japanese firms, like many from the United Kingdom and United States, are heavily invested in Bangladesh. An estimated 240 Japanese firms currently have a presence there. Bangladesh provides excellent opportunities for investors through...Show More Summary

Turkey's Strongman Will Exploit The Failed Coup

Turkey may have thwarted a military coup d'etat on Friday night, but the result will almost certainly be the precipitous decline of Turkey's democracy, nevertheless. As of this writing, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already taken 6,000 people in to custody. Show More Summary

Ideas For Action From Youth: Financing Solutions For Implementing The Sustainable Development Goals

The innovative and fresh ideas needed to tackle the world's biggest challenges will likely come from youth. That's why the World Bank Group and the Wharton School sponsor the Ideas for Action competition. The Ideas for Action initiative,...Show More Summary

Global Solution Networks the key to building a better world

States can't tackle issues like climate change alone, and that's why global solution networks bring together corporations and stakeholders. Historically, societies have attempted to solve global problems through states working together...Show More Summary

France Must Fight Terrorism Without Harming The Spirit Of Liberty

France's task is to be more effective in fighting terrorism without succumbing to the lure of right-wing populism, and while maintaining the spirit of liberty For the past fifteen years Europe was hoping that by tolerance and respect for Islam the continent would remain on the sidelines of Islamist terrorism. Show More Summary

Three Freedoms Erdogan Scorns but Saved His Regime

"Democracy is like a train," claimed Istanbul's 40-something mayor, "when you reach your destination, you get off." It was the mid-1990's, and that mayor was Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now as Turkey's controversial, embattled, yet popular president, Erdogan said this past March that "democracy, freedom, and rule of law have absolutely no value" in Turkey. Show More Summary

To the Castro Regime, We Are All Guilty! / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

This summer, taxi drivers have become the government's new public enemy. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 20 July 2106 - At the beginning of the year evil was incarnated in the intermediaries, who were blamed for the high food prices in the produce markets. Show More Summary

The 28 Pages: There Was No 'There' There. Now Let's Get On With Fighting Terrorism

The now-famous 28 pages redacted from the report of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, have been released, and their contents should put an end to suspicions...Show More Summary

Erdogan Has Obama Over A Barrel

Turkey's President Recip Tayyib Erdogan, fresh off putting down an inept military coup, looks set to accelerate his already speedy run toward autocratic control. Given Turkey's strategic geopolitical position, there's nothing the Obama...Show More Summary

Kashmir: Defusing The Tinderbox

Kashmir's concerns need to be dealt with sensitivity and compassion, rather than aggression and chest-thumping nationalism. Situation check: A groundswell of public protests. Nearly 40 dead and over 2,000 injured. Hundreds -- including...Show More Summary

An Ambassador Gets Pac-Man Fever

July 2016 saw the explosion of the global phenomenon Pokémon Go, where people walk around town (and often into traffic or ditches) trying to catch various animated creatures that look like they are actually sitting there in front of you. Show More Summary

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama, teeming with everything from deadly snakes to antigovernment guerrillas. The region also sees a flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, and Asia, whose desperation sends them on perilous journeys to the U.S. Show More Summary

Murder and Militias--Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS

Since ISIS's losses of 45% of its Iraqi territory over the past two years, we may be approaching the end of the war on ISIS. The conflict's progression nevertheless raises hard questions on the potential resurgence of Sunni insurgencies like ISIS as American and Iraqi governments have failed to rein in destabilizing groups operating in Western Iraq. Show More Summary

Globalization: Four Ways To Avoid Self Destruction

In a landmark speech in January 1999, the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned that the spread of markets was outpacing the ability of societies to adjust to them, that globalization is fragile and vulnerable to backlash from all the "isms" of our post-cold-war world: protectionism, populism, nationalism, ethnic chauvinism and terrorism. Show More Summary

Why Invest in the Sustainable Development Goals in a Divided World?

This article first appeared in my column on innovators doing well while doing good in Forbes. The summer is heating up with reminders that the first anniversary of the launch of the 2030 Agenda is not far - and when it comes to implementing sustainable development worldwide, time passes rather quickly. Show More Summary

Chinese Yuan to Weaken Further

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - The Chinese yuan, which once skyrocketed though, is sliding endlessly. Looking at the current situation, the currency might be weaker than the previous fix at 6.69 per dollar, the weakest level since October 2010. Show More Summary

7 Steps Philanthropy Can Take to Bring the SDGs Home to America

Sustainability. Quality education. Poverty reduction. Gender equality. If this list sounds familiar to individuals working in philanthropy or non-profits in the U.S, it should. Our sector is synonymous with these issues in part because...Show More Summary

Former Cuban Rafter Cherishes Gitmo Memories

More than two decades later, D.C. artist and photographer José Varela credits his Guantánamo detention with preparing him and other Cuban refugees for a transition to American life "Close Guantánamo!" The name invokes images of a remote island prison for orange-clad terrorist suspects. Show More Summary

Wanted: A UK Brexit For Widespread Anti-Jewish Bias

A millennium's worth of European anti-Semitism spawned much dark humor. "Who is a Philo-Semite?" went the question: "Someone who hates Jews only as much as it is necessary." Based on that definition, there is plenty of "love" to go around...Show More Summary

Pentagon Forces Congress to Wait for Late Bahrain Report

Remember how a few weeks ago the State Department, almost five months late, finally produced the assessment on Bahrain that Congress had mandated last year? Well Congress is also waiting for another from the Department of Defense. So...Show More Summary

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