As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn't get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) offers an important exception to that rule.
There are outbreaks like Ebola, there are deadly storms, there are explosions, there are mass shootings. Even "everyday" nursing can be overwhelming at times. What separates the very top nurses is what they do from there.
In 1999, I was assigned to be a roving war correspondent in Sub-Saharan Africa. I established my base in Johannesburg, South Africa, and from there travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I reported from the front lines of the long and ruthless war raging there.
Politicians keep taking jabs at ISIS, yet the world's most notorious terrorist group continues to carry out spectacular, deadly attacks around the world. This is because politicians jab only at the extremities of their foe - they cannot win unless they deliver a knockout blow to the head.
It took 46 years, but Ricky Miller finally went to say good-bye to the best friend he tried desperately to rescue in Vietnam. It wasn't easy.
Though ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deaths of over 1,200 people in attacks in 21 countries outside of Iraq and Syria, larger terrorist organizations have arranged only a fraction of incidents labeled as ISIS attacks.
The founder of Shakespeare with Veterans, Fred Johnson, has said that no one in the English language speaks more directly to the Veteran experience and the warrior's heart than William Shakespeare.
Joe, Donald here. I'm a little bit upset. And, as you know, no one can get as little bit upset as I can. It's really extraordinary, when you think about it. I know, Donald. Can you get to the point?
Vital Voices, an international non-profit, identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to transform lives, and to accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.
As military spending comprises the majority of the United States budget and there are correlations between politics, history, war, the economy, econom...
Turkey's dubious evolution should remind Americans how hard it is for U.S. officials to play social engineers to the world. Instead of constantly meddling in hopes of "fixing" other nations, Washington should step back when its interests are not vitally affected.
It's been a little over ten years since I descended the scree-covered slopes of the Surb Koh Mountains on horseback. There were no roads leading into the Waras District's secluded villages, located in southern Bamiyan Province, far away from where the Giant Buddhas were destroyed by the Taliban.
This Vietnam syndrome must come to an end in Afghanistan. It is reminiscent of a slot machine gambler who pours money into the machine, hoping to get the jackpot that never materializes, leaving the machine exasperated and broke. Neither Bush nor Obama learned the bitter lessons of Vietnam, and both poured money and resources into a failing enterprise with no end in sight.
Even when CENTCOM finally responds, numbers are likely to diverge significantly: by August 2015, the SOHR estimated that 181 civilians were killed in coalition airstrikes while US-CENTCOM reported the death of only two.
Is this really the best that these large, economically productive, educationally advanced, and technologically sophisticated nations can do? If so, the world is in big trouble.
The link between the two is the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan. But you would be hard pressed to find any mention of that from LGBTQ NGO "activists" talking about Orlando, or from anyone talking about Dallas.