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Relics Of Antiquity In An Algorithm World

A young man recently asked, "Why save the elephants when there are children dying of hunger?" It's not an uncommon question. How do we begin to explain why elephants are worth saving? Do we begin with the interconnectedness of all beings?...Show More Summary

Why Does Democracy Not Make Sense?

Democracy simply does not make sense to many people in the world today. For those living outside of north Atlantic countries, there appears to be a limit to what a democratic political system can accomplish in addressing their societies' deepest problems, founded on systemic inequality and injustice. Show More Summary

Who Can Lead the UN?

I won't say that I am a person of great consequence to the UN. But for about 40 years, I have been known in its hallways, as my life and the survival of my country have been intimately intertwined with the UN's workings. I have seenShow More Summary

Oliver Stone's "Snowden" Presents Another Side to the Whistleblower, and is Well Received

Oliver Stone's biopic of Edward Snowden opened the past weekend and has done quite well, especially for a film that focuses on the abuses of the US government and was -- like most such movies -- difficult for a three-time Academy Award-winning director to even make in the United States. Show More Summary

Disasters Are Fuelling Displacement And Migration

A woman sells produce at a flooded market place in Port-au-Prince after hurricane Sandy ravaged the west of Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi By Robert Glasser and William Lacy Swing Globally, more than 60 million people are displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and human rights violations. Show More Summary

Total Eclipse in Turkey: Torture, Political Prisoners and Despair

When it's about Turkey, some things don't change. Ever. They don't change in their own ways. They keep coming back, in their own monstrous ways. This is what we now witness in the case of Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, two of the country'sShow More Summary

How We Can Achieve Goal 2: Ending Hunger

Goal 2 of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture--by 2030. These are lofty goals to achieve in less than 15 years, but we know...Show More Summary

Migrants fleeing conflict, persecution and poverty can easily fall prey to traffickers

In countries that have welcomed large number of Syrian refugees, cases of labour exploitation and child labour have been detected. It is well known that in Europe, the trafficking and labour exploitation of migrant workers, sometimes...Show More Summary

Despite Threats and Uncertainty, America's Commitment to Asia Remains Ironclad

The following remarks were delivered by Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, at the recent Los Angeles World Affairs Council’s Future of Asia conference. The speech has been edited and condensed. North...Show More Summary

Getting Our Anti-terrorism Strategy Right

Terrorism presents America with a challenge that is complex, serious and constantly evolving. It does not threaten our existence as a country, but it demands a determined, strong and steady response. Our efforts have made us safer from...Show More Summary

Economic and Political Reform in Muslim Countries

There are two undeniable facts about most Muslim countries (countries that belong to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation): they have had sub-par economic performance for decades ( and they need fundamental...Show More Summary

Why President Obama Has Difficulty Garnering Respect Internationally

As President Obama gives his valedictory speech to the United Nations General Assembly and has recently returned from a farewell tour of East Asia, it sure seems like other countries were dissing him. Rodrigo Duterte, the president of...Show More Summary

Having Less Babies is Not a Solution to Climate Change

By Sam Mulopulos By now almost everyone has heard the bleak story: climate change will soon end civilization unless humanity does something. Population engineering is the newest proposed answer to dealing with the issue. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

My Disappointment in Obama's Foreign Policy

This week, President Obama has been talking up his foreign policy accolades in New York and sending his surrogates to applaud all of his many successes, from opening up Cuba to inking the Iran nuclear deal. The trouble is the gapingShow More Summary

Clean up Drives Being Organized Across India

[An elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh lies on a beach before its immersion in the sea after the Ganesh festival./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent, AsiaToday - While mosquito-borne diseases chikungunya...Show More Summary

Jobs Are Crucial For Peace And Stem Radicalization And Violent Extremism In Kenya

Under Vision 2030, the agriculture sector is to be made more innovative, commercially oriented and modern. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Today 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace. Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth...Show More Summary

Investing In Peace Pays Off

Refugees, primarily from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are helped by volunteers as they disembark boats near Scala, on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Photo: Ashley Gilbertson / VII Photo for UNICEF By Amina C. Mohamed, Claudia Ruiz Massieu...Show More Summary

Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Tolerated at the United Nations

GAP's blog "Tribunal Ruling Shows That UN Whistleblowers Cannot Be Protected" reviews the logic applied by the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) when it rejected an application for relief from retaliation submitted by two UN whistleblowers. Show More Summary

Meet Bahrain's Awful Judges

In a Bahrain court yesterday Judge Ebrahim Al Zayed presided over a brief, few-minute hearing in the case of political dissident Khalil AlHalwachi, arrested two years ago on fabricated charges of various terrorism offenses, including the possession of a rifle. Show More Summary

Getting Real About Greece: It's The Figures, Stupid!

This month the Greek supreme court has allowed public prosecutors to bring the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, to court to face charges of damaging the national interest for a second...Show More Summary

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