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The Decline of the Bretton Woods Institutions

Uri Dadush Global Governance, World Bank, IMF, WTO, United States, Europe, China Can the historic institutions be saved? When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the Bretton Woods institutions—the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO)/GATT—appeared invincible. Show More Summary

Israeli attack on Gaza damaged 75 kindergartens and day-care centers

The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center field teams have documented full or partial damages to 75 kindergartens and day-care centers caused during the 51 day Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip this summer.

New Afghan president hails election deal

Ashraf Ghani calls power sharing pact with rival Abdullah Abdullah a "big victory" for Afghan nation.

Images of Horror: Who Decides What We See Online?

In a "cameras everywhere" world, we must pay close attention to the decisions platforms like YouTube that are often responsible for deciding what we see -- and what we don't.

America Must Make Its Underlying Intentions Toward Iran Clear

The 5+1 nuclear negotiations will resume in November. Although this is still some time away, analysts, policy writers and diplomats have been busy working to formulate an achievable diplomatic position which will bridge the gaps left at the end of the last session. Show More Summary

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

At the beginning of the twentieth century, around 15 percent of the global population lived in cities. Today, more than half do. People have migrated toward urban centers, attracted by the professional and personal opportunities offered there. Show More Summary

Counting on Girls

In the midst of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, it is encouraging to reflect on one of the most important development priorities to emerge in the past 15 years -- girls' education. It is now well recognized...Show More Summary

Modi's Power Play - Can Obama Charm Him?

Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting During the opening, September 27, of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Modi will address the delegates. Prime Minister Modi on September 29th travels to Washington for the much discussed meeting with President Obama. Show More Summary

Crisis in Europe

A recent item on was as chilling as it was concise: "In its 2013 annual report, released last week, the Royal Concertgebouw has predicted that, without immediate support from the Netherlands government, it will beShow More Summary

Pilots reject Air France offer to end strike

Pilots union rejects Air France "last offer" to end a week-long strike, describing the deal as a "smokescreen".

Qatar won't host the World Cup: FIFA official

FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger is of the opinion that the World Cup will be moved out due to the heat.

CPJ Calls on Obama to Defend the Right to Report in the Digital Age

With more and more world governments targeting journalists with communications surveillance, the Committee to Protect Journalists is asking the Obama administration to clean up its act.

WHO experts advise against Ebola travel ban

Health advisers to the UN World Health Organisation says there should be no general ban in travel or trade.

Investing in Young Women: Down With HIV and Up With Equal Opportunity

The circumstances of our lives begin the moment we enter the world. They start with who our parents are, what part of the world we are in, how many brothers and sisters we have, the environment that surrounds us -- and if we were born a girl or a boy. Show More Summary

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