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Kathleen Miles
Kathleen Miles is the senior editor of The WorldPost, the
international news site of The Huffington Post and the Berggruen
. She joined The Huffington Post in 2011, as an editor of
HuffPost LA. She can be reached through Twitter, Facebook (links
above) or

Before HuffPost, she worked at the NPR affiliate KPCC, writing and
producing national news stories. She has also worked as a district
representative for U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff; field investigator
for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board; and political action
coordinator for the Iron Workers International.

She earned her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied Political
Economy of Non-Industrialized Studies, with an emphasis on Middle
Eastern Studies. She earned her M.A. from Loyola Marymount, while
simultaneously teaching full-time with Teach for America in South L.A.

Entries by Kathleen Miles

Egyptian President Sisi: Muslims Need To Reform Their Religious Discourse

(99) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 11:45 AM

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said Thursday that Muslims need to adapt their religious discourse to the present and eliminate elements of their rhetoric that could foster violence.

“Islam is a tolerant religion, but this wasn’t always clear to the rest of the world during the last 20 or 30...

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Why Mark Zuckerberg's First Book Club Choice Makes Total Sense

(8) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:02 PM

It is not surprising that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chose Moisés Naím’s The End of Power as the first book in his new -- and possibly the world’s largest -- book club.

Naím, former editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine and a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie...

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You'd Be Surprised What Chinese College Students Think Of America These Days

(338) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 5:03 PM

XI'AN, China -- China continues to open up to the West economically, and there are signs that U.S.-China relations could be improving. But a series of recent conversations with Chinese college students revealed that many in China remain both intensely patriotic and skeptical of the United...

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These Photos Capture A Dwindling Chinese Village With Only One Baby

(5) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 3:22 PM

DA PING, China -- Tucked away high in the mountains of northwestern China is Da Ping, a village of about 20 residents, many of them elderly. There used to be more people here, but the children of the current residents moved away to find work in the city, and their...

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McCain Will Push For Ground Troops In Iraq, Syria If GOP Wins The Senate

(220) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 4:42 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- If Republicans gain the Senate majority in November, President Barack Obama could face pressure from Congress to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria.

"Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy," Sen. John...

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Congressional Hearing On Ebola Was 'Shameful,' Janet Napolitano Says

(368) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 5:43 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Janet Napolitano on Saturday lambasted Congress for politicizing concerns about the Ebola virus, and drew parallels to the response to 2009's H1N1 flu pandemic, which she oversaw as Homeland Security Secretary.

Napolitano criticized a recent Congressional hearing on Ebola featuring Dr. Tom Frieden,...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi: America, Don't Repeat Your Iraq Mistake In Afghanistan

(53) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 6:27 PM

NEW YORK -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that the U.S. should not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan as quickly as it did from Iraq, where extremist group Islamic State, or ISIS, has since gained territory.

“We requested to America, regarding the defense withdrawal subject -- please do...

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Iranian Foreign Minister: America Helped Create ISIS And Is Taking The Wrong Approach ... Again

(165) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq created the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Further foreign military presence, he said, will only create new terrorists.

“If you look at the essence of ISIS, it’s the product...

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ISIS Is A Threat To U.S. Interests, Top Official Says. Here's What's Being Done About It

(6) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 6:32 PM

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is a threat to America and must be confronted.

"ISIL has shown a level of danger that constitutes a threat to our vital interests as a nation and to...

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Artificial Intelligence May Doom The Human Race Within A Century, Oxford Professor Says

(325) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 1:04 PM

An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superintelligence.

Superintelligence is any intellect that outperforms human intellect in every field, and Nick Bostrom thinks its most likely form will be a machine --...

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Health Expert: 'No Strategic Plan' For Controlling Ebola Outbreak

(119) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:47 PM

The Ebola outbreak concentrated in West Africa is “out of control,” and the international community has no organized plan to address it, a global health expert said Tuesday.

“We’re now in a perfect storm,” Laurie Garrett, senior global health fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, said Tuesday on a...

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How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind

(9) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Antonio Damasio, M.D., is a professor of neuroscience and the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and a highly cited researcher. He has received numerous awards for...

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Glenn Greenwald On Why Privacy Is Vital, Even If You 'Have Nothing To Hide'

(121) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 6:30 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Journalist Glenn Greenwald defended the value of digital privacy and slammed those who dismiss its importance during a stop on his national book tour Thursday.

“We all need places where we can go to explore without the judgmental eyes of other people being cast upon us," he...

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Hillary Clinton Warns Of Jihadis Trying To Create An Islamist State

(118) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Thursday that a militant group in Syria and Iraq that gained control of key Iraqi cities this week may try to create an Islamist state.

“I could not have predicted the extent to which ISIS [the Islamist State of Iraq and...

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The Richest Man In American Medicine Seeks To Forge A ‘Cognitive Revolution'

(30) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a surgeon, drug developer, entrepreneur and the richest man in American medicine. Since selling the company that makes his breakthrough cancer drug Abraxane in 2010, he has been developing and expanding NantWorks, an LA-based medical technology company with implications far beyond medicine.


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Robert Gates: China, Russia Are Becoming Aggressive As They Perceive U.S. Pulling Back

(144) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 7:07 PM

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the U.S. pulling back from world affairs.

“With all the talk of coming home, of nation building at home, the perception has grown increasingly around the world that the U.S. is...

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Deepak Chopra On How To Modify Your Own Genes

(39) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra has an empowering message: You can actually modify your own genes through your actions and behaviors.

“We are literally metabolizing something as ephemeral as experience or even meaning," Chopra said in an interview this week at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills,...

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Energy Tycoon Dismisses Fracking Concerns, Says It 'Isn't Gonna Hurt Anybody'

(324) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens dismissed environmental concerns about fracking this week, saying it is a long-term viable solution to America's energy needs.

Fracking "isn't gonna hurt anybody. The environmentalists, they moan and groan about it, but when you get down to it, fracking is two miles down below the...

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Security Experts Warn Of Possible Russian Cyberattack Against The U.S., Ukraine

(155) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 3:10 PM

Former U.S. security officials warned on Tuesday that Russia may use cyber warfare against the U.S. and Ukraine if tensions between the two sides continue to escalate.

“If we move to the heavy sanctions, the sectoral sanctions ... the Russians are going to strike back in some way,”...

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Former NATO Commander Wesley Clark Urges U.S. Backing For Ukrainians

(23) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 7:05 PM

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark said Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reassemble the old Soviet Union and urged the U.S. to support Ukrainians, who he said are prepared to fight.

Clark, the former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO, issued the warning during an appearance Monday at the...

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