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NUART 2014 Roundup: Activism, Muralism, Graffiti and Aesthetics

The Norwegian mural festival named Nuart took place last week with a marked tilt toward the conceptual and the interventionist, a direct debate about the relevance of activism amidst a rising tide of sanctioned murals, and Tilt leading us down a path toward traditional graffiti. Ironically graffiti seemed a rather tame topic for once. TILT. Show More Summary

Dealing with the Stasi

The great riddle of German reunification involves the two dogs that didn't bark. The first dog was the Stasi, the East German secret service, which did so little to prevent the demonstrations of 1989 from bringing down Party chief Erich Honecker, the Berlin Wall, and then the entire Communist regime. Show More Summary

Trading Treasure for Weapons: ISIS Campaign of Terror Strikes at Culture

Secretary of State John Kerry pledged in a New York Times op-ed last week to confront ISIS by assembling a "global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools." An immediate step for the global coalition in fighting these terrifying and brutal extremists is cutting off their sources of funding. Show More Summary

Marina's "Post-Racial" Brazil

Stating the obvious can have its merits, so I'll risk the inevitable criticism for stating the obvious: two women, one white, one black, are the top contenders for the presidency of one of the world's largest democracies. Maybe the NSA...Show More Summary

Syria's evolving Salafists suffer a crippling blow

Syria's largest rebel group Ahrar al-Sham lost almost its entire senior leadership late on Tuesday, in an as yet unexplained explosion that took place during a secret meeting in Syria's northern Idlib governorate near the border with Turkey. Show More Summary

Microfinance: The Solution to Global Poverty?

I spent two months this summer living in a rural village in Western Kenya where I taught optimistic, bright women basic accounting skills, coached them in computer literacy, and led community development exercises. I arrived animated...Show More Summary

Whether It's Green Growth, Green Economy, or Creative Economy, It's All About Modern Jobs

In recent years, a number of economic strategies have emerged that attempt to make climate change mitigation and adaptation complementary and mutually reinforcing with robust economic growth. In the case of my organization, the Global...Show More Summary

In Battle Against Ebola, Banning Flights Is Not the Solution

Photograph by Jarsea Burphy Recent statements by officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders, and the Centers for Disease Control have begun to acknowledge the difficulty in containing the Ebola outbreak. Show More Summary

Truth or Pravda

The beach can be a wonderful place if it's vacation and if the sea is beautiful, soothing and invigorating. For me, the sea in Italy is a place to meet people of all ages, backgrounds and countries; in fact those who know me well inShow More Summary

Dispatch from Liberia: Ebola 101

After just nine days, my training with Doctors Without Borders in the management of Ebola is now complete. Tomorrow, I will travel to Bong County, in central Liberia, to help International Medical Corps set up its very first Ebola Treatment...Show More Summary

US Must Take a Stand Against Settlements

Washington - A report issued this week by the non-partisan Adva Center which studies social inequalities in Israel found that in the past two decades the population of Israel had grown by 60 percent and the population of its West Bank...Show More Summary

Ukraine: Dissenting Views

Back in February Oxford's Timothy Garton Ash, arguably the wisest interpreter of events in Eastern Europe, observed that the future of Putin, Russia and Europe was at stake in Ukraine. In the months that have followed, Russia annexed...Show More Summary

The New Venezuela: An Interview With Supreme Court Justice Fernando Vegas

Judge Fernando Ramón Vegas Torrealba, the First Vice President of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and President of the Electoral Hall of the Supreme Court, was an honored guest at the National Lawyers Guild Convention in Chicago this past weekend. Show More Summary

Russia, Ukraine, and the Fantasies of War

Is the war in Ukraine real? On the face of it, this is a remarkably stupid question. Thousands have died, over a million have been displaced, and European international relations have sunk into a morass. On a basic, human level, theShow More Summary

Seven Reasons to Abolish the ExIm Bank

The charter for the Ex-Im bank expires on September 30 of this year. Congress must decide whether to continue the bank or not. Here are a few reasons why the Bank must go: 1. Cost: Accounting gimmicks and lofty assumptions hide the real costs the Export-Import Bank poses to taxpayers. Show More Summary

Matteo Renzi Makes Reform Popular in Italy

CERNOBBIO, Italy -- Entertainment is never lacking on the shores of the Como Lake in the beginning of September, when the Italian and European intelligentsia gathers at the Ambrosetti Forum, a sort of Davos that is more European but equally obsessed with participant status. Show More Summary

Raising the Bar: The International Criminal Court Deserves Supremely Qualified Judges

This December in New York, the States Parties to the Rome Statute will elect six new judges to the bench of the International Criminal Court. Through a complex voting procedure, States Parties will choose the most qualified candidates...Show More Summary

How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World

Never underestimate the power of good marketing. Politicians need it to win elections. Entertainers need it to gain popularity. Musicians need it to sell tickets. Skilled marketers can spin stories and create elaborate facades to manipulate the viewpoints of targeted groups of people. Show More Summary

The Difference a Decade Makes in Preventing Newborn HIV/AIDS

Ten years ago, I was working as a doctor in Ghana. I specialized in HIV/AIDS, but at the time, there was little I could do. People would arrive at my clinic, very sick, and I simply didn't have the medication I needed to help them. Back then, AIDS was a heartbreaking death sentence. In the decade since, so much has changed. Show More Summary

'Son of Hamas' Author Tells His Story in a New Film -- Do Not Miss The Green Prince!

FILM REVIEW (Interview to follow): THE GREEN PRINCE Film by Nadav Schirman The Green Prince has the emotional and psychological impact of a thriller documentary of unusual proportions. Filmmaker Nadav Schirman deftly tells the storyShow More Summary

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