The Nigerian conflict is far more complex than a Muslim-Christian divide. Social, economic, political, ethnic, and historical dimensions are all intertwined.
Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries and took office on the premise that he would wind down America's role in Middle Eastern and Central Asian conflicts. But his legacy will be the contrary.
Obama is trying to walk a very fine line between doing nothing and all-out war. He will be counting on others to do the ground fighting, which may depend on how much support America gets from regional allies. The end game of this limited warfare is going to be hard to see, however.
Peace is the future: the title given to the great annual interreligious meeting organized this week in Antwerp by the lay Catholic Community of Sant'E...
A decade-long public health partnership between the U.S. and African countries should have clarified, by words, actions and example, that human rights are critical to success in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout the world, particularly in those countries hardest hit by the epidemic. Any new public health partnerships must make this a priority.
There are more men making films than women today. That is a fact. Here are some more facts.
When our son was born, my husband and I decided to make a concerted effort to expose him to as many different languages, cultures, religions, foods, historical sites and natural wonders as possible early in life as we believed that it would be beneficial for his development.
Africa spends about $35 billion per year importing food. Imagine if it went to our farmers and fishing communities instead. Attending the Alliance f...
Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.
Microfinance has inarguably positive impacts on the individuals and families who succeed in adopting its dogma, however, the challenges that I observed illustrate several of the limitations on the scale of its potential impact.
I started Billions Rising Foundation to highlight the creative and long-term solutions to poverty that are being generated all over the world. What we...
Completely restricting air travel to countries battling Ebola and to those in the West African sub region is not the solution. In order to contain the outbreak, adequate supplies and personnel should be accessible to the affected countries.
Without question, the complexities we face now are even more difficult to navigate from what those seeking peace during the Cold War encountered. Can "Just Peace" be a model for addressing the messy conflict in Syria and Iraq, which involves the terrorist group ISIS?
The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.
Leaders need to finance the next stage of their countries' development. If Africa spends smartly and designs the right development package, it can continue the continent's path of success.
The number of babies born with HIV has been cut in half 2002. But still, 650 babies are born every day with the virus -- that's 650 too many. With the right focus, and increased funding and awareness, we can get that number close to zero.