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10 Things I Want People to Know About Kenya

This could be titled 'Why I love Kenya' so be ready for some unabashed positive messages about the country. I keep coming across people who ask me if it's safe in Kenya, and while at first I was surprised, having lived for some time in Johannesburg in South Africa, later I realized that people are reading the Kenyan situation all wrong. Show More Summary

Banning Burqas and Niqabs in Europe: The Politics of Full-Face Veiling

By all estimates, it's a minority of diaspora Muslim women in Europe and Great Britain that appear in public with their faces and bodies totally veiled. The exact number is difficult to document yet there are just enough of them on the...Show More Summary

Google Chrome Becomes "Legal" in Cuba

Yesterday, the giant Google authorized the download of their well-known browser Chrome by Cuban internauts. The announcement came just two months after several of the American company's executives visited Havana and saw for themselves...Show More Summary

Why Sanctions Against Russia Might Backfire

Will Western sanctions against Russia work? It's not clear what that question means, since it isn't obvious what Russia has to do to end them. It doesn't seem very likely that Russia is going to withdraw from Crimea or end its support...Show More Summary

Watch: One Year On, No Justice for Chemical Attacks Victims in Syria

(New York) – Justice remains elusive for the victims of the chemical weapons attacks on Ghouta, near Damascus, which killed hundreds of people, Human Rights Watch said today, on the anniversary of the August 21, 2013 attacks. The attacks...Show More Summary

If We Bend Not Our Energies

"... the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs." --W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk The nation's focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri confers...Show More Summary

From Ferguson to Cairo

by Laurna Strikwerda Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Ana Mubasher began in 2012 as an online platform for citizen journalists in Egypt after the uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak. Lately, it has been hosting content from a very different place--Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Creating Enterprises to Provide Sanitation Solutions in India

It's easy to get overwhelmed when you think of the sanitation situation in India. We know that at least 620 million people still defecate in the open and do not have access to sanitation services, resulting in serious economic and health consequences, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children. Show More Summary

Love in the Time of Intifada (Part One)

Before I left for birthright (a free trip to Israel for American and Canadian Jews), I tried to communicate to family, friends and colleagues my feelings on the current conflict in Israel. Days before I departed, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed. Show More Summary

The Mass Graves of Balochistan

The state-sponsored inquiry committees formed in Pakistan in recent times to probe scandalous crimes have shockingly narrowed down their overall scope to one specific goal: Prove the government's innocence. Marred with a chronic lack...Show More Summary

Ebola Isn't Unique: Women Are Significantly More Likely to Die in Disasters

Two excellent stories, one by Buzzfeed's Jina Moore and another by Lauren Wolfe at Foreign Affairs, recently brought to light the fact that women make up 75 percent of the current Ebola epidemic's victims in Liberia.  Earlier in theShow More Summary

The Gaza Health Crisis: Who Is at Fault?

Picture by Gigi Ibrahim The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth and at baseline has a health care system struggling to meet the needs of its people. Gaza has been under Israeli blockade since 2007, and while...Show More Summary

Terror on All Sides

In the biblical book of Jeremiah (20:3-4), the prophet tells the commander of the temple guard in Jerusalem that, because of his interference with Jeremiah's task of preaching God's message, that this official's name will be changed,...Show More Summary

Second Thoughts in Beijing: 'We Are Still Facing a Powerful Japan'

BEIJING -- After two years of tension, China and Japan are at last inching toward some sort of detente, gingerly sounding out the possibility of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at November's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing. Show More Summary

Are EU Bankers Trying to Increase Unemployment in Greece?

Do European lenders want unemployment to keep rising in Greece? It looks that way. The commitment to economic austerity policies by the "troika" - the European Central Bank, the European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund - hasn't wavered. Show More Summary

One Year Under the Pragmatist Government Insider: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani's approval to run for presidency by the constitutionally-mandated and appointed 12-members of the conservative Guardian Council, his endorsement of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, his promises of bringing...Show More Summary

Libre in Honduras, More House of Cards Than Big Tent

The move by the Subcoordinator General of the Libre Party, Esdras Amado López, to form his own party -- Nueva Ruta (New Route) -- and run for President of Honduras in 2017 is significant, not because Mr. López has a chance in Hell of...Show More Summary

The Changing Legal Standards for the War in Gaza

No matter how appalling, the death of civilians during armed conflict does not in itself constitute a war crime. While the sin qua non of international humanitarian law is protecting human life, civilian casualties is a ghastly reality of war. Show More Summary

Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

The Underrated Saudi Connection Cross-posted with [This essay is excerpted from the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising, with special thanks to his publisher, OR Books. Show More Summary

When Music Saved Lives

When people ask me about music during the Holocaust, they are often surprised to learn about the orchestras in Auschwitz. It seems impossible to imagine emaciated prisoners making music in the most notorious of the Nazi concentration...Show More Summary

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