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Dominican Republic: Don't Be On The Wrong Side Of History

Rui Delgado | Posted 03.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Rui Delgado

I am very proud I grew up in the Dominican Republic. Because of this, it's disappointing to see how some loud fellow countrymen are promoting homophobia.

The U.S. Government Finally Admitted ISIS Is Committing Genocide. Yet a Complacent World Risks Repeating the Tragedy of 1994.

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Michael Shammas

Three years ago, as I sat in a cozy coffee shop writing a Huffington Post entry on the Syrian Civil War that remains depressingly relevant today, peop...

A Lasting Legacy for Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Elliot Gerson | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Elliot Gerson

As a lifelong public servant, Chris Stevens dedicated himself to understanding local cultures in the Middle East and North Africa and building understanding between them and the United States.

Donald Trump Ready To Take Donald Trump's Excellent Advice On Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump, already a real estate legend, reality TV star and front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, suggested ...

The Immigration Game -- Visas and the Mexican Border

ADST | Posted 03.09.2016 | World

Illegal immigration remains a hotly contested issue within the United States, as evidenced by the subject's repeated appearance in American political discourse over the years.

State Department Celebrates Collaboration: Global Partnerships Week 2016

Andrew O’Brien | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Andrew O’Brien

This article is part of the Concordia Partnership Series that highlights the power of cross-sector collaboration to address some of the world's most i...

America's Foreign Engagement Gap

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.

If The U.S. Wants To Extradite El Chapo So Badly, Sending An Ambassador Might Help

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.25.2016 | World

When the most notorious drug lord in the Americas, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time las...

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: The Stymied Progress of U.S.-Malaysia Relations

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.14.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Najib was no boy scout before the 1MDB scandal, but for many in the U.S. policy community he was at least a credible leader who could get things done. Now it appears that the embattled prime minister is more interested in protecting himself than accomplishing the grand reforms he had promised.

Does Focusing on Race in the Dominican Republic Impede Positive Change?

Jonathan DiMaio | Posted 02.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Jonathan DiMaio

There are no easy fixes to the citizenship and human rights challenges on Hispaniola, especially if Haiti's economic situation does not improve and migrants continue heading to the Dominican Republic for work. But there are steps to be taken beyond lamenting the racism in the country.

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
John Feffer

The position of the body is the same. The figure is prone on the beach, near the water’s edge. The head is face down in the sand, and the face is ju...

The First Terrorist Attack in the U.S. - The Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations

ADST | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

After Augusto Pinochet led a coup d'état in Chile on September 11, 1973, he exiled Allende's Foreign Minister, Orlando Letelier. After Letelier sought asylum in the United States, Pinochet believed he was acting as an informant to the U.S. government.

Geneva III -- Set-Up to Fail

Magnus Norell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Magnus Norell

Even before any negotiations got off the ground in Geneva, the basic conflicts between the participants were on full display. And, to no-ones surprise, less than a week after the start of the so-called proximity talks, Staffan de Mistura suspended the process until at least February 25.

It's About Time, My World

Lydia Canaan | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

It's about time you realize that I am you and you are me, that we are all intertwined and connected in humanity. Whether you are from the East or from the West, aren't you aware that we share a planet and not a world? And, what is a world?

"My Business Is Partnerships"

Andrew O’Brien | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Andrew O’Brien

"Public-private partnership" is seemingly one of the "it" terms in diplomacy and development these days. While the federal government is embracing and formalizing public-private partnerships like never before, they aren't a new concept.

Managing the End of the Marcos Regime and the Rise of Corazon Aquino

ADST | Posted 02.03.2016 | World

Opposing the rule of Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos, Senator Benigno Aquino returned from exile in the U.S. in August 1983, only to be assassinated upon his arrival in Manila.

Despite Iran Deal Success, Beware of Attempts to Undermine It

Susan Shaer | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Susan Shaer

While President Obama has the votes to sustain a certain veto should the bill reach his desk, deal opponents persist in sending a message that they will stop at nothing to undermine this signature foreign policy achievement.

Lifting the U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba: Using Diplomacy to Sway Congress

Michael Parmly | Posted 01.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Michael Parmly

The U.S. work to normalize relations with Cuba is still just beginning. The U.S. certainly cannot rest on its laurels, and the President indicated as much in his recent State of the Union address when he repeated his call to Congress to support the new policy with Cuba.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifical...

Iran Nuclear Deal: Success of Diplomacy and Opening of a New Era

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and the results are a clear su...

An Invitation for H.R. 158 Supporters: 'See You in Iran'

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

The bipartisan support of H.R. 158 is demonstrative of the deeper problem of "Iranophobia," which necessitates a response if one is to prevent future discriminatory policies.

Charles Koch Pines For More Influence In Republican Presidential Primary

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite leading a massive independent political operation and pumping untold millions into U.S. elections, billionaire Charles Koch is i...

Why Every American Muslim Must Condemn Saudi Arabia's Execution of Sheikh Nimr

Nushin Alloo | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Nushin Alloo

Despite mainstream media condemnation of Nimr's execution, the response from the American Muslim community and some of its leading figures has been mixed, if not muted.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Syria Needs Its Own Peace of Christmas Eve

William Lambers | Posted 12.24.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is no alternative to peace in Syria. That is the best route to defeating ISIS. Let's make a beginning with a nationwide ceasefire. It's time for Syrians to settle differences at the negotiating table, rather than on the battlefield.