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As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Morocco's Dependable Friendship Warrants American Gratitude and Support

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Morocco has earned a particular expression of gratitude lately because of what its government has accomplished just this year alone in our joint battle against radical Islam.

Why Are Indian kids Smaller Than African kids? Hint: It's Not Race

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
Sanjay Wijesekera

It is 2016. We know what to do and we know how to do it. India's children, and all children around the world, deserve a chance to grow tall and strong and live healthy and productive lives.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

Acts of Terror Point to Failed Global System

John Perkins | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
John Perkins

The world's crises, whether they involve climate change, hundreds of thousands of wandering homeless refugees, or acts of terror are symptoms of a failed global system. It is a system that is based on killing people and destroying the very resources that drive the economy.

Suspected Jihadists Kill 3 At U.N. Base In North Mali

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.28.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, ...

Mali Authorities Arrest Two Suspects Linked To Bamako Hotel Attack

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.26.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that kil...

Thanksgiving for the Moments That We Share

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

So on Thanksgiving Day, I remember and I am grateful. I am grateful for what I have learned about myself since the day I heard the diagnosis. Grateful for the surgeons and the nurses and my best friend from high school who insisted four years ago that I get my blood checked, just in case something was wrong.

Will China Take on ISIS?

Barclay Bram | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Barclay Bram

A Chinese death has provoked a series of questions about how China will respond to the rise of ISIS. Since 2001 China has been fighting it's own "war on terror" domestically in the far western province of Xinjiang.

Encryption Is Not The Problem

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.

Hillary Clinton and the ISIS Mess

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

Hillary Clinton's speech on ISIS to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) showed clearly what to expect in a Clinton presidency: more of the same. In her speech, Clinton doubled down on the existing, failed U.S. approach in the Middle East, the one she pursued as Secretary of State.

Traveling Safe In A World of Terrorist Threats

Lea Lane | Posted 11.21.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

Terrorism aimed at civilians leads to justifiable fears about our dangerous world. If we love to travel we need to continue to travel: exploring and enjoying, staying savvy, smart -- and comfortable.

Mali: The Shape of Things to Come?

Robert Walker | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Political extremism and terror do not arise in a vacuum. They feed on human suffering and stagnant hopes. Examine Mali closely, because the conditions which have given rise to conflict and terrorism there are prevalent throughout many parts of the developing world. Mali is a cautionary tale.

Mali Forces Hunting 'More Than 3' Suspects After Hotel Attack

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.21.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian security forces were hunting "more than three" suspects on Saturday after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel ...

Paris-Mali-The Nightmare Continues -- The Liberal Dikes Have Been Breached

Barry Lando | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

Francois Hollande is a highly unpopular president. Could he be tempted to turn these measures to his own political purposes? He has said they are vital to his war against terrorism. Sounds just like George W. Bush. Who will declare when that war on terror is over?

The Mali Terror Threat Runs Deep

Peter Yeo | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Peter Yeo

Friday's hostage crisis in Bamako has launched Mali back onto front pages and social media feeds. Unfortunately, the crisis runs deeper and farther than the today's tragic assault.

France Committed To Destroying Mali's ‘Cancer’ Of Extremism

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.20.2015 | World

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Friday: Draghi Fever Has Traders Ignoring More Terrorism

Phil Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

170 hostages were taken at the Radisson Hotel in Mali.  I know - where's Mali?  Who cares?  Apparently, not too many of you d...

Paris Attacks Escalate France's Already Aggressive Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.17.2015 | World

Following Friday's terror attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande vowed that his government would pursue a "merciless" offensive&nb...

Ethnographic Interventions: Waking Up and Walking With Abel

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

In a destructive climate how do we open the eyes of our students to the complexities of the human condition? How do we ignite their curiosity about the natural and social world? How do we teach them to think critically and respect human difference?

The Secret of Mali's Ebola Response Success, and How It Could Transform Child Health

Andy Bryant | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Muso This is a guest post by Dr. Ari Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Muso. Last year, Mali rapidly shut down its Ebola outbreak. Yester...

In Mali, Renewable Energy Boosts Agricultural Production

UN Women | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
UN Women

More than 77 per cent of women in Mali live in rural areas, according to the 4th general population and housing census (RGPH 2009). Although they have very little control over resources, including land and credit, they represent 49 per cent of the active farming population and are behind 70 per cent of food production.

The Malian Manuscripts: A Priceless Islamic Heritage

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Owing to Mali's civil war, nearly 500,000 Malians were displaced from their homeland during the fighting, including most of the people appearing in the film 333. However, the Malians followed the ancient teachings set out in their historic manuscripts and applied Mali's centuries-old tradition of peacefully resolving conflict through dialogue to end the fighting.

More Than 3 Million People Going Hungry In Mali: UN

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — More than 3 million people are suffering from hunger as insecurity persists in Mali's north, Mali officials and the United...

Mali Hotel Siege Ends With 12 Dead

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspec...