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Boutros-Ghali Outclassed Albright, Clinton & Helms

Ian Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | World
Ian Williams

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was not one for political correctness. Despite his urbane diplomatic ways he found it difficult to dissemble least of all when confronted with what one might call unwarranted arrogance or even common stupidity.

In The Grip Of Powerful Illusions

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.

Obama's 38th Camp David Tour: History of a Presidential Playground With a Vacation Count

Mark Silva | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Mark Silva

How high must an American president get to escape the sweltering heat of the Washington summer? About 1,700 feet. That's how high Camp David, the official presidential retreat, sits in the relatively cool Catoctin Mountains, 62 miles from the White House.

Bombshell: Trump Tower Discovered on Pluto

James Heffernan | Posted 07.20.2016 | Comedy
James Heffernan

From three billion miles away, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is sending us breathtaking photographs of the dwarf planet Pluto.

Secret Talks Between Israelis and Saudis Reflect Regional Anxieties

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given the sorry state of affairs in the Middle East, it's easy to conclude there's no end in sight to the ongoing chaos, violence and upheaval. Yet it is also a land of miracles. How else to explain recent revelations about secret meetings between Saudi Arabia and Israel to address a common foe, Iran.

It's Time for a New Strategy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

US Needs to Heed the Growing Sunni-Shiite Rift to Avoid Atomic Pursuits Across Middle-East

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

U.S. policymakers need keen understanding of the history and religious tensions between Sunnis (primarily in Saudi Arabia) and Shiites (so dominant in Iran) if they want to formulate an objective policy of any positive consequence for the region and beyond.

Mountaintop Diplomacy

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has demonstrated tact and sensitivity in some areas, most notably when it comes to dealing with the U.S. Congress -- both Republicans and Democrats in his own party. Why should things be any different when it comes to foreign leaders?

Camp David, President Obama, and the Refusal to Acknowledge History and Reality

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Courting Arab leaders precisely as they undermine U.S. objectives gets it almost exactly backward. America's failures, under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush, stem from its unwillingness to break with allies taking actions that will result in disaster.

Internal Rift in Saudi Kingdom Poses Tough Foreign Policy Questions for the United States

David Oualaalou | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

By all indications, Americans gave only passing notice to Saudi Arabian King Salman's abrupt and unexpected shuffling of major Cabinet posts -- including the fact the announcement came down at 4 a.m. Riyadh time.

What Do the Gulf States Want From Obama?

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Mohamed Elmenshawy

A significantly different tone will characterize the upcoming meetings between President Barack Obama and the heads of state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (or GCC, which is comprised of the member states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the U.A.E., and Oman) to be held at the White House and Camp David May 13th-14th.

As the Sheiks Go Marching in

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

When the assorted Middle Eastern Sheiks, Kings, and Crown-Princes troop to Camp David this week for a meeting with President Obama to discuss America's rapidly warming relationship with Iran, they would do well to recall one of geopolitics eternal truisms.

Guess Who Is Not Coming to Camp David for Dinner?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

When it comes to this White House's much-maligned Middle East policy the chickens are coming home to roost as their eggs crash onto President Obama's ...

The Hard and Necessary Work of Investing in the World's Most Vulnerable Places

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

When I first visited Afghanistan in 2002, the country was boldly opening a new chapter in its history. Ashraf Ghani was Minister of Finance, the Taliban had been toppled and the initial pillars of a democratic government were being put in place.

How To Sound Like a Washington Expert on Bahrain

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

Say in your most authoritative voice: "Bahrain is different because of the sectarianism." People will be impressed that you know Bahrain is the only GCC country that has a Shia majority population, and that this automatically makes things more complicated "because of the sectarian edge."

The Chaos in Egypt Tests U.S. Foreign Policy in the Muslim World

David Oualaalou | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

how could the United States dictate to the rest of the world what to do and how to behave while doing the very opposite?

How Storytelling Can Transform Education

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

A story, in its purest form, is possibly the most human way to communicate. Yet with the advent of technological and scientific advances, this forgotten art has taken a backseat to other, more data-driven, ways of communication.

London Olympics To Hold Hunger Summit

Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen & Jessica Prois | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact

London will use its spotlight to illuminate more than just the world's greatest athletes during the 2012 Olympics. British Prime Minister David Cam...

Economic Security Is National Security

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

It sounds easy to throw money at the Pentagon and buy more security. But we all know that's not how security works -- it's like investing tens of thousands in a terrific alarm system for your house, then leaving your windows open.

G8 Camp David: Top People, Organizations Calling For Change

Posted 05.18.2012 | Impact

HuffPost Impact readers and bloggers have been leading the conversation on issues related to poverty, hunger and global health leading up to the G8 su...

Tell The World's Leaders At The G8 Summit Exactly What You Think: On Video!

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

The G8 Summit will take place this week in the United States, as President Barack Obama hosts leaders of the world's industrialized leaders -- aka the...

A Mother's Toughest Question: How Will I Feed My Children?

Lane Hartill | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Lane Hartill

President Obama, to borrow Dr. Martin Luther King's phrase, we are in the "fierce urgency of now." The G8 needs to find the political will to end malnutrition. Pledge to save 15 million children from chronic malnourishment. Don't just say it; do it.

Honoring The Commitment To Put An End To Food Insecurity

Ben Leo | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Ben Leo

At the 2009 L'Aquila G8 Summit, the G8 countries and five other donors responded to the global food crisis and pledged $22 billion in support of agriculture and food security initiatives. Despite the initial enthusiasm and diligence, however, donors have not taken the Rome Principles to heart.

Put Nutrition And Hunger On G8 Table At Camp David

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

The G8 summit is expected to produce a new "food security initiative" which is likely to have a strong focus on the private sector's contribution to increasing food production and, we fear, not enough on nutrition.

Egypt's Presidential Elections: A Moment for the U.S. Government to Lead on Human Rights

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Neil Hicks

The collapses of authoritarian regimes of the last 15 months should have taught U.S. policymakers one lesson: the old formula of tolerating and colluding with authoritarianism in return for (an often illusory) stability does not work.