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Enough! Mexico Is Ready to Explode

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has been profoundly shaken by atrocities and high-level corruption in Guerrero. The earthquake's epicenter is Iguala, the state's third largest city. Fifty thousand marchers thronged Mexico City's main avenues last Wednesday, and demonstrations took place all over the country. Show More Summary

Learning From the Silk Roads: Food, Manners, and World Politics

In my previous post, I introduced the Silk Roads as a remedy to contemporary crises. An old friend -- I'll call him Professor Rao -- read the post and challenged me to explain its practical applications... RAO: Besides romantic nostalgia,...Show More Summary

Infrastructure Investment: Part of Africa's Solution

Tremendous efforts are under way to upgrade sub-Saharan Africa's infrastructure. But the needs on the ground are still immense as evidenced by the frequent electricity blackouts, poor roads, and insufficient access to clean water inShow More Summary

A New Spin on Anti-Immigrant Legislation: Swiss Party Proposes Immigration Cap to Limit Consumption

Co-authored by Alexander Fields With claims that global population growth and resource overconsumption are exploding, a Swiss-based group known as ECOPOP (Ecologie et Population) seeks to reverse these trends. The self-described non-partisan...Show More Summary

Xi Has Had Enough of 'Weird' Architecture -- And So Have I

"Fine art works should be like sunshine from a blue sky and breeze in the spring that will inspire minds, warm hearts, cultivate taste and clean up undesirable work styles." - Xi Jinping, October 14, 2014 It is easy enough to see the...Show More Summary

The Kidnapping Capital of America and a Thriving Drug Trade

If you haven't read my other article, we're moving from the pharmaceutical industry to an entirely different type of drug. With the much-touted arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in February, the United States has won a battle. Not on the drug war itself, but on the perception that we are somehow winning. Show More Summary

Let's Commit to Ending Domestic Violence

Throughout the month of October, advocates, survivors, and elected officials across the country have been recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through rallies and walks, Facebook and Twitter town halls, and conversations...Show More Summary

The Middle East Crises: A Blame Game or Finding a Solution?

The Middle East is trapped in a cycle of war and is suffering from lack of collective security. The historic Palestinians-Israel problem, the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the utterly destructive policy of Turkey toward...Show More Summary

If Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei Dies, What Next?

Being the highest political, spiritual, religious and divine authority and leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has ruled the Islamic Republic for more than two decades, enjoying considerable power over the executive, legislative, and judiciary...Show More Summary

Alabanians Red-Carded Over Own Drone-Goal

A debacle of a football match between Serbia and Albania has triggered a new wave of Balkan political tensions that deepens a traditional gap between the two nations whose historical collision has become an inseparable part of Balkan identity. Show More Summary

Delusional Victory Holds The Promise Of Change

Although the expected resumption of indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Cairo was postponed, it will likely take place in the next few weeks as the two sides appear to seek a new and more sustainable ceasefire. Should Israel...Show More Summary

List of the World's Richest Countries and America's Special Role in It

The world's richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to the most-representative person in each given nation -- the person who is in the exact middle of that nation's population in terms of per-person wealth. Show More Summary

The Disease We Are

This is not the Ebola piece I expected to write, when asked. Originally, I had other ideas for an insightful, level-headed exposition on the threats of irrational fear bred by ignorance, racism, and selfishness. Yet, the stunning speed...Show More Summary

Africa Online: Egypt's Digital Future and the Global Economy

Technological innovation has long been a driving force of social progress. With rampant social, political, and economic instability, the flourishing ICT sector may hold the key for Egypt's advancement. With a strong and conducive ecosystem...Show More Summary

Why Aren't We Giving More to Charities Fighting Ebola?

I was wondering yesterday why I haven't made a donation to fighting Ebola. It seems I am not the only one. Americans tend to give generously when disaster strikes, but we've been slow to donate to organizations battling this disease....Show More Summary

Is Barack Obama the Worst President in American History?

After my recent appearance on the Fox News Channel's morning show, "Fox and Friends," Donald Trump, appearing after me on the same show, asserted that my ranking of Barack Obama 34th out of 41 presidents rated--in the new, revised edition...Show More Summary

Why the UN Rejected Turkey's Bid for a Security Council Seat?

The Turkish government got a big slap in the face this month when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council seat. In effect, the international community was rejecting...Show More Summary

Chilean Oil Spill Devastates Local Fisheries and Wildlife

It's a grim, but familiar, picture. Waves of black sludge lap at the sandy shore, while seabirds coated in oil struggle to lift their wings. On September 24, more than 5,800 gallons of oil spilled into Quintero Bay, Chile when intake hoses broke free from an oil tanker at the Monobuoy Terminal. The devastation is tragic. Show More Summary

Ebola: Choosing Wisdom Over Worry

Epidemics arouse tremendous fear and elicit a host of common responses, despite very different contexts. This fall, Americans have grappled with the news that Ebola is on American soil: One person has died from it, two others are recovering...Show More Summary

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