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Commemorating Timorese Independence and Meeting Xanana Gusmão: A Photo-essay

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Atif Choudhury

I have only been in Timor-Leste for three months, yet it has been an unimaginably eventful time here. From attending three thrilling World Cup qualif...

Pizza With an Icon -- Don't Miss

Mary Wald | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Wald

The days are gone where a few people make the decision on what airs on a handful of television stations. The Internet has equalized media production. Today you can make it happen with passion of purpose, networks, and a touch of magic. S

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

5 Ways To Make Your Travel Sustainable

Winnie So | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

By the end of a 10-day trip that took me from Nairobi to the Laikipia District to the Masai Mara, I was a looking at the world through a different lens. Most empowering was the idea that travel can change lives. By bringing travelers into the lives of local communities, the lives of both are transformed.

Israel and the U.S. Should Support Palestine UN Membership

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

While I am an admirer of the state of Israel for their exceptional achievements in every field of human endeavor, the Palestinian issue is one the Israelis have failed to manage in a wise manner.

Overcoming past traumas to build a stable future

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict and Development blog on November 5, 2010. If your child is murdered or your friend is tort...

A Mother's Story of Resilience and Agony

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

This is a story of a mother, Eliza, and a father, Frederico, who together have 10 children, five boys and five girls, an almost typical Timorese family. But there is something sad and tragic about this family.

Exclusive: President Jose Ramos-Horta On East Timor, Genocide, & Why President Clinton Is "One Of My Favorite Politicians In The World"

Sabine Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabine Heller

In an interview, East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta discusses life after an assassination attempt, hypocrisy and what it means to forgive.

Kim Dae Jung: A Hero for Peace

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Wald

Elegant is the first word that comes to mind. He was warm, with an IQ that kept you mentally running to keep up. He defied death, worked in the face of oppression and gave his all.