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A Poster Child for Love in the Middle East

As the trauma in Israel/Palestine rages on, I try to keep my focus on growing peace between people, far from politics, wherever I see the light. Meet my friend Tali. Her life story is more stunning than most, but it is what she doesShow More Summary

Obama to visit India in January

White House says US president will visit India to attend its Republic Day celebrations and talks with Indian PM.

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Two weeks ago, President Obama wrote a letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei. According to the Wall Street Journal, the letter "described a shared interest between the US and Iran in fighting Islamic State militants...Show More Summary

Torturers of Chile president's father jailed

Two retired colonels sentenced for the torture of incumbent president Michelle Bachelet's father during Pinochet era.

Will It Play in Persepolis?

New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought.

Post 9/11 Stat You Should Know: America has now Conducted 500 Targeted Killings

Micah Zenko Security, United States As of today, the United States has now conducted 500 targeted killings (approximately 98 percent of them with drones), which have killed an estimated 3,674 people, including 473 civilians. The most...Show More Summary

Big Job, No Rules?

Imagine you're applying for a job. It's quite a big, important job. In fact, if you get it, you'll be the world's top civil servant. You'll report to 193 member states, oversee more than 40,000 staff and thirty separate funds, programmes and agencies. Show More Summary

Sex Scandals and Victim-Blaming Bedevil Chinese Universities

Professors are harassing students, then facing surprisingly light punishment.

Time Is Running Out on a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The religious nationalists in Israel have become increasingly more successful in their drive to incorporate the West Bank (what they call Judea and Samaria) into the State of Israel. Their effort is based on their belief in a biblical...Show More Summary

Nuclear Negotiations Between the West and Iran

November 24 this year is an important date on the calendar for diplomats between the P5+1 (the Permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, ie. The U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia, plus Germany) and Iran, because it represents...Show More Summary

Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

September brought good news for the world's forests with the unveiling of the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit. The Declaration, which pledges to end global deforestation by 2030, was signed by 130 governments, including the US, Germany, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Show More Summary

In a New Ukraine, the Sun Rises in the West

Why a media baron's new political party may hold the key to the country's future.

The Arabs' Next Decade

It's not easy to predict what the Arab world would look like after a decade, not even after a year, or even less. A region divided horizontally and vertically, with wars and conflicts dominating most of its lands, while the rest whoShow More Summary

South African activists reflect on parallels between life under apartheid and Israel/Palestine today

In the midst of Israel’s latest seven-week military assault on Gaza, up to 200,000 people took to the streets of Cape Town, South Africa to march in solidarity with the Palestinian people--in what many say was the largest single protest that country has seen since the mass movements that overthrew apartheid. Show More Summary

It’s one state and ‘kumbaya’ is the way forward — former Police drummer Copeland

Stewart Copeland, CIA brat and former Police drummer, says Israelis and Palestinians are inseparable so Israelis have to give up Zionist dream of a Jewish state, and practice Kumbaya

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