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Archived Since:January 22, 2010

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There is No Place in the European Union for This Turkey

HAMBURG - For 10 years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan built his reputation as a moderate, successful, even exemplary levelheaded Islamist democrat. During his leadership the economy flourished, domestic political stability settled in after a period of shaky coalitions, and the army was put on a leash. Show More Summary

What Is the Main Cause of the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John Prendergast, Activist. Author. Enough Project & Satellite Sentinel Project Co-Founder. Special Advisor - Not On Our Watch. http://www.enoughproject.org/ There is no single cause of conflict in the DRC. Show More Summary

Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

In 1944, when I was 14 years old, my parents sent me to a Scottish-operated Boarding School not too far from our home in Budapest, Hungary. For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. Show More Summary

Creating enemies

King Abdullah's decree appointing his half-brother Prince Muqrin as second in line to the throne has upset a powerful clan in the royal family and looks set to prolong the turmoil over the kingdom's troubled succession. The Sudayri clan,...Show More Summary

Is Maxim 'The Hatchet' Martsinkevich a Political Prisoner?

This Russian neo-Nazi activist is facing a second prison term. Could he be prosecuted unfairly? Maxim Martsinkevich is a controversial man of the radically right-wing persuasion. His nickname is scary:Tesak, or "The Hatchet." His resume makes him a hero of Russia's neo-Nazis. Mr. Show More Summary

The French paradox

Every crisis is a consensus slayer and an opportunity begetter. For France, whose government has just been reshuffled after a debacle in the polls, time is ripe for a real change or the country's economy will be shipwrecked for good....Show More Summary

Mothers Are Warriors

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $250,000, to the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide in support of MAMA, Shot@Life, and Girl Up. Show More Summary

NATO on Viagra

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization just hit 65. That's retirement age, especially for an alliance structure that was born, grew up, and prospered during a bygone era. The war in Afghanistan is winding down. European countries are, by and large, reducing their military spending. Show More Summary

A Distinguished Breakthrough for World Women

When the Women in the World Summit in New York opened with Meryl Streep's daughter reading a message from a little girl living in a camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, we thought that the humanitarian gesture was meant to ease the organizers' conscience, though blurring the girl's face to protect her was a commendable act. Show More Summary

When Is Covert Action Not Covert? When It's "Discreet." USAID's Indiscreet Twitter Program in Cuba

Ever since the Associated Press revealed that USAID created a short-lived, free text message app for Cuban cell-phone users called ZunZuneo, Obama administration officials have been indignantly denying that the program was covert. "Discreet does not equal covert," agency spokesman Matt Herrick wrote on the USAID website, defending the operation. Show More Summary

Human Rights Violations Raise Spectre of Gulf Soccer Acquisitions as Reputation Laundering

Reports about torture and abuse in the United Arab Emirates of British nationals, including a former bodyguard of the mother of the crown prince of Abu Dhabi whose half-brother was caught on video several years ago brutally torturing...Show More Summary

Human rights violations raise spectre of Gulf soccer acquisitions as reputation laundering

Human rights violations raise spectre of Gulf soccer acquisitions as reputation laundering By James M. Dorsey Reports about torture and abuse in the United Arab Emirates of British nationals, including a former bodyguard of the mother...Show More Summary

India: Frightening Questions, Terrifying Answers

I was born into a devoutly Hindu family in India's commercial capital of Mumbai (then known as Bombay). I studied at a Jesuit school. I attended mostly-Jewish universities in the United States: Brandeis and Columbia. And every Friday...Show More Summary

The 'Cuban Twitter' Scam A Drop in the Net Propaganda Bucket

From The Intercept This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create "a Twitter-like Cuban communications network" run through "secret shell companies" in order to create the false appearance of being a privately owned operation. Show More Summary

NATO Should Return to Bush's Missile Defense in Europe

This article also appears in the Boston Globe. This week's ethnic Russian demonstrations in Eastern Ukraine, fistfights in the Ukrainian parliament, and the image of a country unraveling are all too predictable. They are right out of Putin's Crimea playbook from a month ago. Show More Summary

Thank a Health Worker -- Unsung Heroes of Global Health

When was the last time you thanked your health care provider? We often forget how much care, guidance and support they give, and the sacrifices they make to restore us to good health. Health workers -- whether a doctor, nurse, midwife...Show More Summary

Why the West Gets Putin So Wrong

It was the sinking of the Russian submarine the Kursk in 2000 that first prompted Vladimir Putin to reveal critical elements of his personality to world. Since then, the Western media have generally characterized him as a heartless bully bent on challenging the West at every turn. Show More Summary

Reflections from South Korea

Recently, I visited South Korea and Mongolia along with a group of McGill University undergraduates and alumni. This trip was part of the Hot Cities of the World Tour organized by Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Show More Summary

American Peace Processing: Forget About It

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then the men with the white coats may have to take away to the funny farm some of those "peace processors" who keep going andShow More Summary

Is the Congo Government Bad?

Is the Congo government bad? Or do the rebels have a case? This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John Prendergast, Activist. Author. Enough Project & Satellite Sentinel Project Co-Founder. Special Advisor - Not On Our Watch. Show More Summary

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