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Ukraine Asserts Russian Invasion and Reinstitutes Draft

Asserting that Russian soldiers and armaments had crossed into Ukraine to support the separatists, President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine canceled a trip to Turkey on Thursday, and his national security council ordered mandatory conscription for the armed forces. Show More Summary

History Repeats Itself and the World Remains Silent

Stones thrown at a Rabbi's home; Molotov cocktails thrown at synagogues; beating innocent Jews, among them teens and elderly; graffiti on the windows of Jewish businesses; calls for "death to Jews" and "Jews to the gas." It is all familiar. Show More Summary

An Open Letter To My Alma Mater's Former President On College Rape

Dear Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, I usually take great pride in calling myself an alumna of The George Washington University -- but not today. You made comments on the Diane Rehm Show this week about how college women drinking tooShow More Summary

Germany's Challenge: Ensuring Democracy in the Western Balkans

Agim Nesho Democracy, Foreign Policy, Germany, Balkans, Europe Will the conference in Berlin bring much-needed changes to the region? The high-level Western Balkans Conference, organized in Berlin today, August 28, will be wisely used...Show More Summary

Ebola response: Self preservation?

Travel and trade restrictions isolate West African nations as death toll passes 1,500.

Fulfilling the Promise of the U.S.-India Defense Partnership

With India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, scheduled to visit the United States next month, considerable attention has once again focused on the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Bilateral relations between Washington and New Delhi...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Greece

The Hon. Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Honourable Prime Minister: As you may be aware, earlier today a member of your national parliament and recent founder of the Greek Christian-Democratic Party? used anShow More Summary

The New Arab Cold War

As the United States steps away from the Middle East, its allies have tried to fill the void -- with disastrous results.

Hong Kong media magnate's home searched

Anti-corruption police raid homes of Jimmy Lai and his aide days before Beijing decides on key voting reform in region.

In Gaza, Palestinians celebrate resistance and credit it with ‘victory’

“We are relieved that the war ended, the past 52 days were very harsh as we faced death every second, and we lost many people, houses destroyed including mine. The memories of my childhood and dreams are buried now under the rubble. But we say that we will rebuild what they destroyed God willing. Today

Argentines stage strike over ailing economy

Union members and radical activists barricade major roads into capital over rising unemployment and inflation.

Russian Forces Fighting Alongside Separatists in Ukraine, NATO Says

Satellite pictures show convoy of Russian artillery units on Ukrainian territory

Decades-Old Security Council Resolutions Are Holding Israeli-Palestinian Peace Back. It's Time for Something New.

Shlomo Brom, Shimon Stein Diplomacy, United Nations, Palestinian territories, Israel The international community, led by the United States, should lay out fresh, realistic terms of reference for a deal. When Secretary Kerry’s anticipated...Show More Summary

Another Hamas Ceasefire Cemented in Future War

Amid a shaky and uncertain ceasefire with Hamas, Israelis did not celebrate in the streets as Hamas and the people in the Gaza Strip did with fireworks and rifles shot in the air. As long as the force behind the rocket fire and a massive...Show More Summary

From Slums to Significance: the Communities Shaping our Urban Future

The two megatrends of demographic growth and urbanization are rapidly transforming human settlement from rural to predominantly urban environments. This is particularly true in Asia and Africa, where the UN forecasts that the urban population will grow from 2.3 billion people in 2011 to 4.5 billion in 2050. Show More Summary

Islamic State kills over 150 captured Syrian troops

The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday. Show More Summary

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