The ability to make and receive payments electronically has emerged, in recent years, as a technology hero during natural disasters and health pandemics. At a time when more people than ever are affected by conflict and crisis, there is good news.
A suburb of Cairo, Egypt - March 2012 I turned around angrily and grabbed the police officer's arm, almost twisting it. There was no need to push me ...
The reason establishment, conservative Republicans have swallowed their pride, eaten their words, and have held their noses at the prospect of a Donal...
In a time when U.S. warplanes are bombing Syria and Iraq and the army has placed troops in both, when the U.S. is perpetually droning Yemen and Afghanistan, none dares call any of these activities what they are.
Like a buzzing mosquito that just won't go away, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is back in the news. He sent a video from his unknown hideout in Pakistan, asking for reconciliation with Afghanistan's government and presenting himself as a peacemaker.
If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening.
General David Petraeus's recent Washington Post op-ed in which he identifies "anti-Muslim bigotry" as a dangerous obstacle to America's war against ex...
Perhaps General David Petraeus's all-time sharpest comment came in the earliest days of Iraq War 2.0. "Tell me how this ends," he said, referring to the invasion. That question should be asked daily in Washington. America's wars are too easily forgotten.
On May 2, 2011, a US Special Forces operation, code named "Neptune Spear," ended the life of Osama bin Laden (OBL). In the ensuing 5 years there has been much debate on whether OBL's demise benefited the war on terror.
The possibility of peace will not occur unless we force it to occur, until then, we might as just watch Bart defy the impossible.
Just as the bike stands in some places in the world today as an example of women's oppression, it is also being appropriated as an agent of insurrection among some working to advance women's rights.
Imagine a world in which a woman keeps bees in secret. She is not supposed to leave her house without permission, she is not supposed to work, and she is certainly not supposed to work as a beekeeper, a job reserved for men. But she does. And when she watches her bees take flight, she dreams of her own freedom and freedom for all Afghan women.
The peace process in Afghanistan relies on an unholy trinity consisting of the Taliban, Pakistan and the United States. Sadly, Afghanistan doesn't wield sufficient strength or influence to extricate itself from this war.
We will not leave patients behind. And we will not be silent. Seeking or providing health care must not be a death sentence. You will be judged not on your words today, but on your actions. Your work has only begun. Make this resolution save lives.
The Fall of Saigon occurred 41 years ago and this week there were commemorations of this event that dispersed Vietnamese people across the globe--a ri...
What does it take to singlehandedly outwit the Taliban ... in their own country? Bravery, to be sure. A willingness to accept the consequences, no doubt. But above all else, perhaps, is the knowledge that it's okay to be afraid -- even when your life is on the line.