While Oman continues to use its leverage to thwart a military confrontation in the Arabian Gulf, officials in Muscat have accepted that their influence is naturally limited, and they have taken actions to prepare for a scenario in which the Strait of Hormuz is closed.
Intermittency Of Renewables Is Shrinking reports Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica. Solar thermal can be designed to be continuous, off-shore wind has l...
Why is it that these dissatisfied religious zealots, insisting everyone toe their line or be killed, lay claim to some of the most iconic places on this planet?
The gun of Zimmerman must go. The drones of the American administration must go. Innocents with music in their ears and fun in their hearts must be protected.
For Rosa Parks, it was a bus. For Gandhi, it was a train. For Malala, a schoolroom... and a bullet. In that sentence we may be hearing Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha -- "soul force" or "truth force" -- finding a new agent in the world. I hope so.
Democracies differ from tyrannies by their ability to make peace with modern pluralism. And by this test, Pakistan -- a self-declared Muslim state devoted to upholding Sunni Islam -- represents a loathsome retreat into sectarian terror.
This is an incredible story of Maha -- a youth social activist from Pakistan who, in her very young age, has achieved remarkable success by transformi...
It's been awhile since I was inspired by something, but it happened the other day. I was listening to a girl give a speech on her 16th birthday. Some ...
Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.
We live in an America where dissidents of China (like Chen Guangcheng) get special visas from the U.S. State Department and special posts at universit...
The recent leak of the report of the Commission set up to investigate the 2011 raid and killing of Osama Bin Laden (also known as the Abbottabad Commission) has brought to the fore once more the growing radicalization and deepening cleavages within Pakistan.
Achieving universal primary education is a Millennium Development Goal and is now central to the post-2015 development agenda as well. The InterDependent interviewed Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special advisor on post-2015 development planning.
Thorny issues like the future of the disputed territory of Kashmir should be "resolved peacefully, not through militancy directed at our people from Pakistan," Rao adds.
She is now the voice of millions of girls around the world who are also fighting an everyday battle for access to the education we often take for granted.
It's time that both the international community and local governments give priority to gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in their global fight against climate crisis. This is not just the case for Pakistan, but for many states and communities around the globe.
Education opens minds. It gives girls and boys the freedom to choose -- to choose between ignorance and knowledge, to choose lives they wish to live. This is true in Afghanistan and across the world. But everywhere, this human right is being violated.