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Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Read More: Emigration, World News
Rajan Thapaliya

Political situation and poverty has always been the major reason behind the intellectuals and talented Nepalese leaving the country.

A Crack in the Iron Curtain: Freeing Sharansky

ADST | Posted 04.28.2016 | World

I remember, it was 6:00 am and I got a telephone call. It was a bright, shiny day in June. "Bill, somebody here would like to talk to you." Sharansky came on the phone, "Hello Mr. Woessner. I want to thank you. I want to thank the American people. I want to thank the American President. Thank you very much."

Magic in Yiayia's Steamer Trunk

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

It was painted in battleship grey so many times, whenever a layer chipped, you'd be able to see the next layer of slightly-more-faded grey underneath....

Up Close and Personal: the Refugee Crisis in Hungary

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 09.15.2016 | World
W. Hunter Roberts

American visitors were rare back then. Yet they welcomed me, an American woman from an "enemy state" with open arms. Now, 25 years later, I am in Hungary and they are coming, expecting the same sort of open arms. Instead they find fences and fear.

Preaching as Survival: The Rhetoric Bishop Henry McNeal Turner-Pt. 2

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Andre E. Johnson

Turner's emigration thoughts grew stronger when the Supreme Court declared the 1875 Civil Rights bill unconstitutional. For Turner, the decision nullified many of the rights that African Americans gained during Reconstruction.


Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

How Merkel's Austerity Plans Are Making Half Of Europe Sick – And The Way Out

Huffington Post Germany | Sebastian Christ | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

There's nothing Germans love quite like spending less. Incredibly wealthy billionaires like IKEA's founder, Ingvar Kamprad, or Theo Albrecht, founder...

Switzerland Highights Europe's Huge Immigration Problem

Milton Ezrati | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Milton Ezrati

Not too long ago, the Swiss voted in a referendum to limit immigration and make it easier to expel foreign-born residents. The specifics of the vote matter less than the sentiment it reflects, in Switzerland and Europe generally, feelings exemplified in an otherwise insignificant incident in the small Swiss city of Nyon.

Would You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz!

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

London To Los Angeles: Emigration Tales

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Sophia Stuart

What could go wrong? I had a work visa, a job at a digital agency, a studio apartment, which looked very nice in the pictures I'd seen online. It was true, I only knew one person -- but he was a Hollywood agent, so that was a good start.

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

Hong Kong Youth Frustrated With Politics And Property Prices Look To Emigrate

Rachel Cheung and Cindy Ng | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

The authors of this article are students at the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Material in the piece w...

'The Jewish State of Israel'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?

A Farewell to Spain: This American Is Going Home

Lauren Heineck | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Lauren Heineck

To this day I clearly remember landing into Madrid Barajas from LAX on a hazy August morning; the terminal smelled of cafés con leche and cleaning products. That said, it's difficult to sum up my last four years within this country.

Elevator Assets and the Rules for the New Mercantilism -- Israel, Russia, China and the United States

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Israel, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," with its increasing economic dependence on technology, could be the first nation to see the beginnings of this covert clash between its human assets and its state policy.

Yesterday My Daughter Emigrated

Carlos M. Duarte | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Carlos M. Duarte

What future awaits a society in which the youth only have two options: disappear, or adapt to work conditions that are more often than not abusive, and which require the support of their parents?

Hearkening Back to the USSR

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

The U.S. must make itself attractive to its citizens, rather than penalize them for wanting to leave for more attractive destinations like Singapore.

Our Newest Emigrants

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

While I am sometimes frustrated by some of the recent political and social twists, turns and detours the American Dream has taken, I still consider America to be the greatest country in the world.

Your Wad Is My Bond: Are Diaspora Bonds Worth the Risk for Diaspora Africans?

Dele Meiji Fatunla | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Dele Meiji Fatunla

Where remittances are often sent in response to family and community needs, diaspora bonds are a direct investment in the economy at the national level. Even though they are being explored for the first time by African governments, the idea of issuing diaspora bonds is not new.

In Ireland, Some Ex-Construction Workers Are Now Baking Cookies

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Construction workers and bakers may not seem so similar, but at one shop, those once operating heavy machinery are now making a small fortune off baki...

10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The US population is wealthier, older, less fertile and more influenced by immigration than the other countries projected to experience major population growth, so why is the U.S. population is expected to grow much more than other wealthy countries?

The European Guru Who Seeks the Way for a Global Governance

Laura Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Kiss

"Europe does not have yet an unitary voice," Gianni Pittella said. "We should look at the American example to reinforce the European Union, so that countries like Italy could have still a role in world governance".

I Am Terrified of Losing My Son, Yet I Long to be the Wings of His Escape

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

What would I love more than that my son would stay in Cuba. But I do not have a single convincing argument to tell him not to leave.

Young Pakistanis Slowly Reversing The Brain Drain

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

The younger lot who return to Pakistan feel insecure at times, but understand that this is a temporary phase Pakistan is experiencing, and that eventually things will return to normal.

Cubans Wait Uneasily Through Power Cuts and Food Shortages, Their Dreams Deferred

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There is uneasiness, power cuts in some neighborhoods, and a general sensation that we are going downhill.