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How the Outrage Over the Pope's Kim Davis Meeting May Have Paid Off in a Big Way

The Vatican has now spoken out publicly in response to the international outrage over Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis, saying it was not an endorsement of her stand. And one unnamed Vatican official even noted to the media thatShow More Summary

Want to Learn a Foreign Language?

Want to learn a foreign language? Great! But before selecting which language you would like to invest your time, effort and perhaps your money in and -- unless you have a specific reason for wanting to learn, say Saramaccan or Papiamento...Show More Summary

The Greatest Threat to Japan's National Security Is Debt

The Abe administration passed its security bill in September, despite widespread public opposition and large-scale protests that took place around the National Diet building leading up to the vote. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has tried...Show More Summary

Fighting Extremism Requires More Than a Good Communication's Strategy

In his plan to counter what he called khawarej (the outlaws) of Islam, Jordan's King Abdullah gave prominence to the role of communication in the battle for the heart soul and mind. Item four of the seven-point plan the King laid out...Show More Summary

Words Beyond Walls: A Child Detained With Adults

Roel, whose name has been changed for his protection, is currently detained at the Hudson County Correctional Facility, a county jail in New Jersey that contracts with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain approximately 480 men and women in immigration detention each day. Show More Summary

#UN70: My Stroll with Noella Richard, UNDP Youth Policy Specialist

Noƫlla Richard leads UNDP's global work on Youth in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support in New York, in charge of the coordination of UNDP's work on Youth, and the co-chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on YouthShow More Summary

Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

When Boris Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin prime minister in 1999, Putin had an approval rating in Russia of 31 percent. About 37 percent of Russians didn't even know who he was. After a series of mysterious bombings in Moscow, Putin blamed Chechen separatists and promised to flush Chechens down their toilets (his words). Show More Summary

#Enough! A campaign to end war and focus on food and health

September 21, 2015 Kabul Some days ago, at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center, I met Jamila, the mother of a little girl, Fatima, who comes to the Street Kids School there. The school is designed to help children working on the streets go to school. Show More Summary

Why Trump Is Wrong About China, China, China

After the devaluation of the yuan and the dive in China's stock exchanges, the blowback on American markets and the presidential candidates lining up to blame China, President Xi Jinping may be wishing he'd booked his visit for another...Show More Summary

How the Nuclear Deal Will Give a Huge Boost to Iran's Reformists

When future generations of Iranians and Americans look back at the deal with Iran over its nuclear program in Vienna in July, they will certainly consider it a victory for dialogical diplomacy and patient policy-making. But they will also remember it as an opportunity for Iranian civic actors to enable and empower Iran's civil society space. Show More Summary

The U.S. Steps Up for Women and Girls: Now What?

September was a breakthrough month for women and girls. First, at the executive board meeting of UN Women, the U.S. government announced that it has officially adopted "sexual and reproductive health and rights" (SRHR) and will refer to "sexual rights." The declaration is an expression of the U.S. Show More Summary

5 O'Clock Somewhere: The Right Medicine, the Perfect Poison

This post is from Roads & Kingdoms' Five O'Clock Somewhere series: daily dispatches at cocktail hour from around the world. Find more food and travel storytelling at Roads & Kingdoms. By Clair MacDougall Gana Gana in West Point "CutShow More Summary

Cayman Islands: Will They Pave Paradise?

Around the world we are seeing evidence of coral decline due to bleaching, pollution, change in water temperature and myriad other factors. SCUBA divers pay for special certifications to maintain perfect buoyancy lest their fin kick a sea fan or their hand make contact with a coral head. Show More Summary

Africa's 'Light Bulb Moment' and its Lead Role in the Global Renewable Energy Transformation

Africa's 900 million people use less energy than Spain's 47 million. In sub-Saharan Africa, 621 million people have no electricity whatsoever. Each year, 600,000 Africans -- half of them children -- die from household air pollution, caused by fuelwood and charcoal used for cooking. Show More Summary

The Hajj (Mina) Stampede Tragedy in Saudi Arabia, and How to Respond

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed William James (1842-1910), American philosopher and psychologist There are conflicting reports concerning the death tolls of the September 24th, 2015 stampede in the Mina area during the Hajj annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary

A Story of a Refugee Woman in Zaatari

A garden of sunflowers thriving in the desert landscape at the Zaatari Refugee Camp was not the greeting we anticipated, when we began walking on foot through one of the largest refugee camps in the host country of Jordan. It was a sign. Show More Summary

Will The Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up...For Israel

This summer Hillary Clinton denounced the boycott movement against Israel, charming the media mogul Haim Saban and other pro-Israel Democratic donors. But Saban and company should beware, especially considering her recently-released email exchanges with the Clinton consigliere Sidney Blumenthal. Show More Summary

What About the Syrian Refugees Left Behind?

At the United Nations, world leaders debate how to deal with the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. European nations argue about how many Syrian refugees they will allow into their countries while more than 400,000 wait on their doorstep. Show More Summary

Your Tax Money at Work: In the Wrong Hands

There has been much chatter and discussion (albeit less than years past) about the UN General Assembly's speeches of Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. In his speech on Wednesday, Abbas...Show More Summary

Pope Francis' Visit With a Transgender Man Deserves the Same Media Coverage Given Kim Davis

Since the American press largely ignored or downplayed the Pope's January 2015 Vatican visit with a transgender man from Spain, many Americans have nothing to counterbalance off the Pope's Kim Davis visit to understand that the pontiff's...Show More Summary

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