France will shortly be engaged in rebuilding Mali, a country twice the size of Texas. Does the U.S. really want to join in another nation-building exercise, in a Muslim country, on a continent where Americans are not welcome?
Although I've talked briefly about my recent trip to France in several of my programs for KCRW and the Huffington Post, I didn't have the luxury of...
Rising demand for German goods, an improving business climate and stability in Spanish housing should have given markets cause for celebration. However, after the substantial rally we've seen, and the headwinds yet to be tackled within the region, caution has crept back into markets.
Arab youth are more concerned about fair pay, home ownership, and a decent life than democracy, according to a survey that analyzed data from 12 countries.
Here are a few suggestions as to what insights we should garner from the Mali affair and the perspective that it offers us on the campaign to cleanse the world of violent jihadis hostile to the West.
As government funding for the arts has fallen (as it has in most European countries), museums are trying to fill their budget gaps by asking the public to contribute.
The U.S. is providing strategic airlift support to the French military intervention in Mali. The aerial refueling issue is a specially sensitive one as it "would bring the American involvement to a new level, directly supporting military attacks."
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As the West aggregates its resources to collectively fight Muslim militants whether they are in Afghanistan, Mali, or elsewhere, Muslim militants are similarly confederating to fight the West at various hotspots.
The French military action to counter extremism did not affect the cohesion of the UN Security Council, now it is time for a unified community of nations to battle economic exclusion, the long term ally of terrorism.
A number of polls published before the U.S. presidential election in November indicated that, on a global level, if the world could vote, they would have re-elected President Barack Obama by a wide margin. But recognizing that most of the world wanted Obama isn't the same as knowing what the world wants from Obama. To help us better understand what some of those things might be, we turned to HuffPost's international editions -- in the UK, Canada, France, Spain and Italy -- for a collection of articles as part of our series "THE ROAD FORWARD: Obama's Second Term Challenges." The hope is that these pieces, written by our reporters in these countries, will illuminate how the world outside America views the challenges and possibilities facing a leader whose personal appeal still looms larger than his presidential accomplishments.
President Hollande said the menace of a radical Islamic takeover was so imminent that he had no choice but to intervene to save Mali. But despite the supposed urgency of the situation, France has had precious little luck in convincing its European partners to contribute their own troops.
I've never been to Mali and know little about it. I have been to neighboring Algeria, but only on its Mediterranean coast. I suspect that is far closer than most of those who are making judgments on Mali today.
Youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems in the world. Its impact is particularly evident in Europe. I believe youth entrepreneurship education can bring these horrible unemployment rates down.