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Introducing the 2013 Gelber Prize finalists: today's nominee, Paul Bracken

Over the past few days, we've been sharing interviews with the authors nominated for this year's Lionel Gelber Prize. A literary award for the year's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. The award is sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto in cooperation with Foreign Policy. Show More Summary

Introducing the 2013 Gelber Prize finalists: today's nominee, S.C.M. Paine

Over the next few days, we're going to be featuring one interview per day with the authors of the books nominated for this year's Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the year's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. Show More Summary

Introducing the 2013 Gelber Prize finalists: today's nominees, Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Over the next few weeks, we're going to be featuring one interview per day with the authors of the books nominated for this year's Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the year's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. Show More Summary

Introducing the 2013 Gelber Prize finalists: next up, Andrew Preston

Over the next few weeks, we're going to be featuring one interview per day with the authors of the books nominated for this year's Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the year's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. Show More Summary

Introducing the 2013 Gelber Prize finalists: next up, David Crist

Over the next few weeks, we're going to be featuring one interview per day with the authors of the books nominated for this year's Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the year's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs. Show More Summary

Introducing the 2013 Gelber Award finalists: first up, Daron Acemoglu

Each year, Foreign Policy partners with the the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto to present the Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. Show More Summary

Only non-Jews can save Israel, Eldar says

Akiva Eldar, author of Lords of the Land, suggests that Jewish sovereignty is fueling the radical right in Israeli politics

Palestine: Oppression will not work

Palestine: Oppression Will not Work Anyone who knows a little bit of history realizes that when there is situation where a people has refused to surrender and abandon its rights, oppressing it will not work. The only ones who may … Continue reading ?

Charlotte Robinson: LISTEN: Celebrity Chef Gil Hovav On Being Out In Israel

This week I talked with Gil Hovav, Israel's leading culinary journalist and a television personality, about being out in Israel, LGBT issues, his newest cookbook Confessions of a Kitchen Rebbetzin and his spin on the current Gaza conflict.

A worrisome report on the eroded combat skills of an Army Stryker regiment

The 2 nd Cavalry Regiment (Stryker) is reamed out in an internal Army study for its performance last month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, a training ground in Germany. It is worrisome that this unit appears to have deteriorated...Show More Summary

Dan Raviv: Obama and Netanyahu Are in Lock-Step Agreement: Will That Continue? Should It?

The prime minister's political foes still hope that Obama will wreak revenge. Perhaps, they say, the Gaza crisis will motivate America's leader to announce a bid for Israeli-Palestinian peace that would expose Netanyahu as an opponent of peace.

Jerusalem municipality to start ‘judaizing’ street names in East Jerusalem

Land theft / Ethnic cleansing / Intolerance of religions other than Judaism Occupation starts Judaizing names of Jerusalem's streets OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC)  4 Oct -- The Zionist municipality controlling Jerusalem decided to start changing the names of the streets in … Continue reading ?

Bahrain: Cleric Relocated After Fiery Speech

Internet activists have reported that Bahrain’s Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs Sheikh Khaled bin Ali al-Khalifa has ordered the immediate transfer of Sunni cleric Dr Adel Hassan AlHamad from one of the grand mosques in Riffa to another mosque in Tubli. Show More Summary

What a Russian minister didn't say about Assad

On Tuesday, Al-Watan, a Saudi newspaper, quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov saying that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had agreed to step down after months of trying to quash the Syrian uprising. It's not unusual for public figures to walk back inflammatory statements after they make them. Show More Summary

Bibek Bhandari: Nepal's LGBTI-Rights Movement: Personal Perspectives (AUDIO, PHOTOS)

In a society still divided by caste and ethnic identity, a discourse on sexual identity seems to be less of a priority. Despite official recognition and a lenient social attitude, family pressure and social expectations still prevent most people from coming out.

Queer activists disrupt SF Film Festival over Israeli sponsorship

Twenty Palestine solidarity activists briefly interrupted the screening of The Invisible Men at the Roxie Theater on Saturday night to protest the San Francisco LGBT International Film Festival's relationship with the Israeli government.

Kimberly Abbott: Central Asia: Region in Decline (AUDIO)

Central Asia provides a textbook example of the damage that endemic corruption does to a country. The education and health systems in places like Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, for example, are nearing total collapse.

Georgianne Nienaber: U.N. Says There Is No Document Charging Rwanda-Helped M23 Rebels

Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?

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