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Mastering the Art of Indirect Language for Global Business Success: The Soft Sandwich

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Sandwiches are delightful creations: they have nice soft slices on the top and bottom, and something substantial in the middle. For international businesspeople, however, communication sandwiches can be a great source of confusion, misinterpretation, misunderstanding and even conflict.

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.

Saving Face

Franca Sozzani | Posted 06.13.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

A phenomenon already reported about, yet, as it often happens with human tragedies, an issue discussed at the time controversy arises, and then forgotten, while these women are left alone with their grief, disfigured and abandoned.

A Pakistani Spring Must Find its Roots in its Investment in Women

Anisa Noormohamed | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Anisa Noormohamed

I look to our fellow Muslims in the Middle East for inspiration, where the recent wave of revolutions was fueled by women bloggers, activists and professionals.

Conversation With Oscar-Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Ellie Knaus | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Ellie Knaus

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a warrior for truth. And now, her documentary Saving Face, co-directed with Daniel Junge, is winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Hollywood as Global Public Square

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment
Nathan Gardels

Unsuspectingly, Sunday night's Academy Awards turned into a kind of prism of global politics as Oscars were given out to Iranian and Pakistani films as well as to a film produced by a French director with French actors financed with French subsidies.