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France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

All individual leaders -- and, for that matter, ideologies -- are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria's citizens. That would be a sell-out!

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

Ukraine's Fight Is Europe's Battle

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The confrontation in Kiev is the focus. Less discussed, Putin's Kremlin has sought to block closer economic and political ties between the EU and several other states that it dominated during the Soviet Union.

My Heroes Are Dying!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The examples and lessons of the heroes that emerged at the end of the last century are more relevant than ever to the real and projected fears, threats, and challenges facing us in this one.

Finding Balance In The Unbalanced World Of Humanitarian Aid Work

Ray Taylor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Ray Taylor

It started with music. For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, music was a transformational force, and so it was with my journey into a career in humanitarian aid. I was first attracted to this work by the famine response in Ethiopia in 1983-85. Unlike other disasters before it, television brought images of what was happening straight into our living rooms, while the global fundraising concert event, Live Aid, got the message out to the world that what was happening was unacceptable.

The Promise of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Odd, the importance of Sarajevo in my life. I find myself here once again, this time to receive, from the mayor, Ivo Komsic, the city council's gift of honorary citizenship.

Futility in a Blue Helmet

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN must support its own soldiers in Central African Republic and the existing force in Darfur when they try to do their job. Otherwise, why do we bother to extend this false hope to civilians facing ethnic cleansing? The answer, of course, is that sending Blue Helmets makes us feel better.

A Big Voice in a Small Room

Rob Taub | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

Cloven Tongues is a drama about the effects of sex trafficking and war. When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested while crossing the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and a priest, Ronald . Lela has a past, and as we soon find out, helping her is no simple task.

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

Clinton Praises Release Of War Documents

AP | Array | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The American public wasn't clamoring for military intervention in Bosnia nearly two decades ago, but ...

The WARM Foundation: Telling the Story of Modern War

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

Rémy Ourdan in Sarajevo (2012), Courtesy of Ourdan and the WARM Foundation "I think WARM is a great vehicle for tomorrow built on honoring and u...

Syria Strike - Symbolic or Conflict Altering?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Intervention, even if limited or "measured" has to calculate the possibilities beyond the initial strike from counterstrikes and further escalation by Assad forces, to the diplomatic response of adversaries and hesitant allies.

'Inclusive' or 'Democratic' Egypt?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Allowing Egyptians to resolve the current crisis and define their own future would normally be the most appropriate and longer-term constructive policy. However, it is evident that some on either side of the political divide are seeking to draw battle lines.

Balkans Road Trip (Part 2)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

We arrived in Sarajevo and stayed at the Hollywood Hotel. Well, it may have had the name, but it sure did not have the service or design. But, for Bos...

Balkans Road Trip (Part 1)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

After a one hour delay at O'Hare Airport in Chicago due to an air-conditioning issues on the plane, we took off for Dusseldorf and what we expected to...

Bosnian Women Breach Cordon To Mourn At Massacre Site

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A group of women broke Saturday through a police cordon and entered a former warehouse in Bosnia to lay flowers where ...

Baby Among 409 Buried On Bosnian Massacre Anniversary

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Hava Muhic stood Thursday above the smallest pit in the cemetery, near her husband's grave. It was dug for her baby ...

Human Chain Blockades Bosnian Parliament In Protest

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Nearly 3,000 people formed a chain around Bosnia's Parliament on Thursday, trapping hundreds of politicians and civil ...

War Refugee and Balloon Maker Drivers: Stories From a Gary Truck Stop

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In this morning's version of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the diner is a Gary, Indiana truck stop and the patrons are cross-country truckers.

International Criminal Tribunal Born as Bastard?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

I had the fortune to be there for the birth of both the ICTY and the ICC, and perhaps give a critical push then to the realization of what is still a work in progress today.

Obama Earns His Nobel Prize on Syria

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

As pressures mount in Washington for a more aggressive American involvement on behalf of at least some rebel groups in Syria, President Obama has seemed intent on proving the Nobel committee was farsighted in awarding him its peace prize four years ago.

Rise of Global Citizen Patriot

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Choosing between loyalty to country and consideration for fellow global citizens has all along been a false choice.

Luxury-Travel Writer Turns Paychecks Into Microloans

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact

Bob Harris learned the handshake that gave him access to the super-secret clubhouse of the extremely wealthy. As a luxury-travel writer, it was his jo...

We Are All Africa: The ICC and Selective Justice

Jack Healey | Posted 06.21.2013 | World
Jack Healey

Africa is just like the West and needs to be treated as such. Yes, just like us when it comes to the crimes/justice that the ICC is tasked with. Justice demands a level playing field. Justice demands this because without justice before the bar we all become shadows.