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The Unraveling of the Arab Spring Narrative

Four years ago, Tunisia and the Egypt erupted in broad popular revolts. At first, analysts, Arab and Westerners alike, were confounded. When Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria followed, in short order, the upheavals came to be described...Show More Summary

Thank You, America

From the report on torture issued last week by the U.S. Senate we can draw three lessons. The first is a terrible one, but the other two are encouraging. The first thing the report teaches us is that it is indeed possible for the most...Show More Summary

Germany, Anti-Islam, and Vladimir Putin

On Monday, December 15, as reported by the German news service Deutsche Welle (DW), some 15,000 people massed in Dresden, Germany, under the banner of a new and seemingly informal movement calling itself Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West -- PEGIDA by its German-language acronym. Show More Summary

Ukraine: What Is the Position of Ethnic Minorities? An Activist Speaks

While the media has focused on political and even military friction between Ukrainians and Russians, few have paid much attention to the status of other ethnic minorities living within Ukraine. Recently, while I was conducting research...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: New Code War Is Not Funny

It took an insolent Hollywood comedy mocking the surreal character of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to awaken us to the dangers of a new code war, a war in which geopolitical and geo-cultural battles will be duked out in cyberspace. As Alec...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

What happened to the key tenets of Islamic humanity and spirituality that we grew up with?

Tehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan is loose knit group of Jihadi militants responsible for thousands of unwarranted Pakistani deaths since its inception in 2007. The act of horror that they perpetrated against a kids' school in Peshawar, killing 148 of whom 132 were children is outrageous, inhuman and unforgivable. Show More Summary

The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

With President Barack Obama's decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba we might be entering a new era where the ghosts of America's past military interventions in the Caribbean and Central America finally can be placed in...Show More Summary

Activating the Power of Ideas

Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & Security This article is excerpted from The Carnegie Reporter Five bold initiatives bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds From North Korea to South Sudan to East Ukraine, countless complex problems are cropping up all around the world today. Show More Summary

Building Trust in a Volatile Situation

The recent "Siege in Sydney" provided me with the chance to consider how the Trust Edge illustrates a workable approach even in the most volatile, life-threatening and unpredictable situations. Police and military forces around the world have developed specific protocols for obtaining the safe release of hostages in an increasingly dangerous world. Show More Summary

My Trip to Cuba

I remember visiting Cuba a few years ago and feeling like I had landed on another planet. But, contrary to what we read, Cuba did not appear to be an Orwellian nightmare. I saw no thought police, just about no murals with Fidel's image, and I did not see one person who looked defeated. Show More Summary

Waking Up: The New American Revolution

It started with the death of Michael Brown. It was the necessary fever pitch to spark the kind of outrage that would fire its way from coast to coast like a synaptic impulse. But I felt it long before Ferguson. In our early post-911Show More Summary

132 Dead Children: Only Obeying Orders

On December 16th I was in an auditorium in Toronto waiting for my son's music recital to begin. As the one hundred five and six-year old students shuffled in, lining up on stage, my phone started to vibrate with a news alert. My sonShow More Summary

Shattering Israel's Image

No Israeli government has shattered Israel's international image more than the Netanyahu government has over the past six years. Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Beheads Gays, but Marco Rubio Has No Problem With You Traveling There

In about a minute you can book a flight to locales that are home to the most brutal anti-gay regimes in the world, where homosexuality is punishable by flogging, imprisonment (sometimes for life) or execution. I don't just mean Uganda...Show More Summary

Relating to Cuba

A nurse slowly squeezed a manual respirator to keep the newborn breathing. Two physicians worked quietly and methodically on the distressed child. We were in the critical care unit of the central pediatric hospital in Havana, Cuba. It...Show More Summary

The Restructuring of the Greek Economy -- Achievements and Targets

Greece, after six years of a deep and prolonged recession, has restored its public finances, has tackled its high "twin" fiscal and external deficits, is returning to positive growth rates, and is planning the "day after" for its economy. Evidently,...Show More Summary

Why Early Elections Aren't a Risk for Greece

Since 2010, when it was excluded from the markets, Greece has lost most of its sovereignty by surrendering unconditionally to its lenders the power of taking important decisions about its future. As a result, the Greek governments, including...Show More Summary

Freelancers, Children of a Lesser God

The financial crisis that hit the USA first and subsequently triggered events that brought global economies to their knees still weighs heavily on all markets. The housing bubble that burst and rapidly spread across many countries and finally reached Europe affects all sectors and causes a reduction in global demand for goods and services. Show More Summary

When Sole Military Action Is Not Enough!

A light switch can either be turned off or on. A binary number in computing can either be in a 0 or 1 state. Human ideas and philosophy -- religious or otherwise -- do not conform to these absolutes. Where they exist, there, life breathes in the gray shadow of arguments that take side of neither black nor white. Show More Summary

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