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Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

The challenge of global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions, now let's bundle them and install them.

The First World War Explains Modern Conflict

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
O'Brien Browne

We live in the world created by the First World War. Emerging from this cataclysmic event damaged and transformed, we have never wholly recovered.

Bashing the European Union in the United States

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Since the recession, bashing the European Union has become a sport for U.S. commentators. Just skim the most recent headlines, and one is led to believe that the old continent is on the brink of economic, political and social collapse.

"Iraq Has Oil and Afghanistan Has America": Obama Must Change up the Game

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With a budget showdown threatening to shut down the government on Friday, there's hardly any discussion of the $119 billion the U.S. will spend this year in Afghanistan, a country with a GDP of just $14 billion.

The Successes of Palestinian Authority Institution Building

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

It is remarkable that the most successful and wide-ranging Arab reform program should happen in the most unlikely locale.

Hans Rosling: The Good News of the Decade?

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

2010-10-07-pullcopy.jpgHans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news.

A Peaceful Strategy for Palestinian Independence

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The development by Palestinians of an integrated peaceful strategy for achieving independence is in the interests of all parties, including Israel and the US.

A Visit To Haiti: Could Education Be The Answer?

Payam Zamani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Payam Zamani

On a recent trip to Haiti, I had the chance to observe how integral education is to the transformation of this ungoverned and shamelessly neglected country.