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Earthquake Is Another Enemy of Tibetan Govt-in-Exile

[The view of McLeod Ganj, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile. High-rise buildings are built on the steep hills of Himachal Pradesh without earthquake-resistant technology./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo,...Show More Summary

Proposed Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization Will Fuel Fear and Division and Harm the Fight Against Terrorism

February 8, 2017 The Trump White House is reportedly considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, or "FTO." The factual argument against such a designation has been well and repeatedly made. Experts--including those within the U.S. Show More Summary

The 'floating people' of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and song

Because of years of persecution many Rohingya children have never known Myanmar, which is claimed by the community as their country. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Farzana Kazi Fahmida, University Utara Malaysia The Moghs [the Rakhine people of Myanmar] refer to us as 'floating people' as we do not have citizenship in our country. Show More Summary

Sustaining Alliances in the Face of Renewed Nuclear Threats

Photo courtesy of Getty Images By Rebecca K.C. Hersman, Franklin C. Miller, and Shanelle Van Today's security landscape includes a growing set of nuclear dangers emanating from adversaries both new and old. These risks come not onlyShow More Summary

US Needs a Clear Policy in the Balkans

US Needs Clear Policy in the Balkans The new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a highly accomplished individual. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he presided over world’s largest oil and gas company with an annual revenue of almost $270 billion— or about the size of Pakistan’s total economy. Show More Summary

The Global Targeted Killings Bandwagon: Who's Next After France?

MQ Predator unmanned aircraft, the kind of drone used for targeted killings by the US army. US Air force/Wikimedia Ariel Colonomos, Sciences Po - USPC It's possible that targeted killings will be the only policy of president Barack Obama...Show More Summary

Qua Vadis, Transatlantic Values?

The 70-year Transatlantic alliance between the United States and the Europe was formed around common values and norms that demanded commitment not just to democracy, the rule of law and human rights, but also to the values of a liberal economy that supported free, fair and open rule-based trade. Show More Summary

Executive Order Targets Victims of Extremism, Not the Extremists

President Donald Trump's recent Executive Order halting thousands from entering the United States in particular placed a temporary but devastating ban on the resettlement of refugees - ALL refugees, no matter their country of origin or the circumstances which drove them to flee their homelands. Show More Summary

Trump's Economy Is Likely To Look Great For A Bit But Fail In The Long Run

SANTIAGO, Chile ( Project Syndicate ) – Now that populists are coming to power in the West, a conflict over intellectual ownership of their approach is brewing. Writers like John Judis claim that 19th-century Americans invented political populism, with its anti-elitist stance and inflammatory rhetoric. Show More Summary

Relocating The American Embassy To Jerusalem

Attaining a major breakthrough from a potentially disastrous fallout Should President Trump fulfill his campaign promise to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it would have major regional and international repercussions. Show More Summary

Trump's Entry Ban Is Unneeded and Wrong

Although Donald Trump had good inclinations on some foreign policy issues during his campaign and transition period--for example, staying out of unneeded brushfire wars, reexamining U.S. alliances, and pushing wealthy allies to do more...Show More Summary

The Next Didi Chuxing? Bike-Sharing Business Grows in Asia

[Image source: Ofo website] By AsiaToday reporter Jisu Kim - The bike-sharing business using a smartphone app is garnering attention across Asia. The bicycle is seeing a revival in China with the use of bike-share apps, reported AFP on Sunday. Show More Summary

Trump Foreign Policy In Turmoil

Within days of the flawed roll-out for Trump’s Executive Orders regarding Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, the President’s promises on the campaign...Show More Summary

Trumped Awakening: How This African Women's Rights Activist Is Bracing For Trump's America

As a Nigerian women's rights lawyer and activist who partners with survivors of rape and sex trafficking in West Africa, I've become accustomed to dealing with both the best and worst of humanity. I view my work at Pathfinders as a sacred...Show More Summary

Is Japan Attracting The Best And The Brightest?

As Japan's population declines, new policies are in place to entice non-Japanese to move to Japan. Changes being made seem to be on the right track, but many questions remain. There is a long list of reasons why Japan is an appealing...Show More Summary

Instead of Relying on America, Maybe Europe should Create its own Nuclear Deterrent

After spending a quarter century treating NATO as an international social club to which every reasonably civilized European nation should belong, the alliance has begun to focus again on its original role as a military alliance. Rather than expect the U.S. Show More Summary

It's discontent, not religion, that draws people to al-Shabaab

Charles Villa-Vicencio, University of Cape Town A new study of attitudes towards al-Shabaab in Kenya has found no evidence that terrorist violence is directly driven by religion. Instead, al-Shabaab - the Somali-based terror group that...Show More Summary

How biological control agents could get invasive stinging wasps to buzz off

Carolien van Zyl, Stellenbosch University South Africa is home to a number of invasive insect species. One such species, the Vespula germanica (German wasp), was introduced into the country in 1974. Another, the Polistes dominula (European paper wasp), arrived in 2008. Show More Summary

Africa's agriculture projects are growing inequality, not food

Brendan Brown, University of Adelaide and Ian Nuberg, University of Adelaide Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive population growth are the four factors that will determine the shape of Africa over the next century. Show More Summary

Trump, Putin & Khamenei; Countdown to Confrontation?

Ominous headlines across the globe trumpet that the Trump Administration and Iran on a collision course. To what end, and for what strategic objective? Hard to decipher the Trump tea leaves given the merger of Twitter and national security. Mr. Show More Summary

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