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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.

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

WASHINGTON -- It's still unclear what France's next big move against the Islamic State group will be. President Francois Hollande promised a ramped-up...

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 do because the Futures...

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 against ...

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 02.20.2016 | 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.

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...

Militants Launch Deadly Attack On Mali Hotel Used By UN

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by U.N. staff, killing at least six people, taking others...

Are We Exclusive? A Look at the Evidence for Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF)

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

This week is World Breastfeeding Awareness Week - a time to draw attention to one of the most effective, yet arguably under-utilized, interventions to ensure newborns and children everywhere survive and thrive.

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

The U.S. Military Really Doesn't Want to Talk About What It's Doing in Africa

Bryan Maygers | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Bryan Maygers

Nick Turse's new book of investigative reporting reveals that the U.S. military has been involved in one way or another -- "construction, military exercises, advisory assignments, security cooperation, or training missions" -- with more than 90 percent of Africa's 54 nations, despite military spokespersons insistence that the U.S. maintains only one permanent "base."

Dakar's Assault to the Senses: Youssou N'Dour on Senegal's Capital

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Stefan Simanowitz

"Music, like football, is in every Senegalese's heart" the legendary musician, Youssou N'Dour tells me, and in Dakar the air is indeed filled with music. Everywhere you go you hear snatches of the distinctive mbalax sound which fuses African and Cuban rhythms with rock, funk and reggae.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Global Justice Movements Converge on Revolutionary Ground

Salena Tramel | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Salena Tramel

As the World Social Forum closed on March 28 with yet another march through downtown Tunis, many voiced one of its founding slogans: another world is possible.

Book Review: The Golden Hour

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

The Golden Hour by Todd Moss is a thriller about a coup d'état in Mali. Protagonist Judd Ryker is an academic who has been appointed to a new, specia...

U.S. Army To Provide Equipment, Intelligence To Fight Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist ...

Daily Meditation: Beloved

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Rein In the Pentagon's Military Aid Programs

William Hartung | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

The principal goal of these programs is to bolster allies and promote stability. But done poorly, it can fuel conflicts, enable human rights abuses, and draw the United States into unnecessary wars. Unfortunately, U.S. military aid programs perform poorly far too often, and they are growing rapidly without adequate congressional or public scrutiny.