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Saving Kidnapped Children From A Failed System

Stephan Said | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Stephan Said

My daughter Noluenn was abducted to France by her mother in August 2013. Then 8 years old, Noluenn was born and raised in the U.S.A, and grew up in Ne...

U.S. Frustration Simmers Over Belgium's Struggle With Militant Threat

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly after last November’s attacks on Paris by a Brussels-based Islamic State cell, a top U.S. counter-terrorism official ...

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

The U.S. Government Finally Admitted ISIS Is Committing Genocide. Yet a Complacent World Risks Repeating the Tragedy of 1994.

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Michael Shammas

Three years ago, as I sat in a cozy coffee shop writing a Huffington Post entry on the Syrian Civil War that remains depressingly relevant today, peop...

John Kerry Calls Islamic State's Atrocities Genocide

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi'ite Muslims, U.S...

State Department Celebrates Collaboration: Global Partnerships Week 2016

Andrew O’Brien | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Andrew O’Brien

This article is part of the Concordia Partnership Series that highlights the power of cross-sector collaboration to address some of the world's most i...

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

America's Foreign Engagement Gap

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.

The Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence: Doing Well and Doing Good

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

Over the past few years, I have traveled nearly 300,000 miles across 35 countries and 60 cities as part of my role leading the State Department's Bure...

Museveni's Flawed Election Victory in Uganda

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 03.01.2016 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, or M-7 as his ardent followers like to call him, won another election on Feb. 18 which is confirmation of the old n...

Challenge Extremism Together

Evan Ryan | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Evan Ryan

We are always looking for innovative ways to engage new audiences, and the hundreds of brilliant university students participating in P2P are helping us achieve that goal. I look forward to seeing next semester's final projects and the great ideas that this program continues to inspire.

Did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Enable the Coup in Honduras?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Why wasn't U.S. aid to Honduras suspended following the coup? The justification given by Clinton's State Department on August 25 for not suspending U.S. aid to Honduras was that events in Honduras were murky and it was not clear whether a coup had taken place.

Restoring Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

This was a bold and significant step forward along the remarkable path that we've traveled over the past year -- a year that has seen the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and so much more.

Judge Handling Clinton Email Case Fumes Over State Department Delays

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

A federal judge on Tuesday grilled a State Department lawyer who had been summoned to explain why his office missed a deadline to produce 7,000 pages ...

Rice Aides, Powell Received Classified Information On Personal Email Accounts

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, both received classified information ...

"My Business Is Partnerships"

Andrew O’Brien | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Andrew O’Brien

"Public-private partnership" is seemingly one of the "it" terms in diplomacy and development these days. While the federal government is embracing and formalizing public-private partnerships like never before, they aren't a new concept.

Joe Biden Tries To Tamp Down House Dems' Anger Over Deportation Raids

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Vice President Joe Biden insisted in a meeting with skeptical House Democrats on Thursday that the administration's deportation raids on ...

OAS Lacks Backbone As it Runs to Martelly's Aid in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

At issue today is the decision by the Organization of American States (OAS) to send a special mission to Haiti to ostensibly "help" Haiti resolve the electoral and political crisis gripping the nation.

Book Review: Youngblood

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his non...

To Congo, With Love: Send Us Your Lullabies

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Sabra Gertsch

In the middle of the crisis, Krysta Strasbaugh sees the banana trees. Their flat, broad leaves flutter like flags of truce above the barbed wire over the protective wall.

Finding a Balance Between Counterterrorism and Supporting NGOs

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Fear and anxiety should not encourage U.S. NGOs to first ask local partners or activists if they are terrorists before they ask if they can be partners.

Here's Why We Held The Story On The U.S.-Iranian Prisoner Exchange

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

In early fall, HuffPost foreign affairs reporter Jessica Schulberg landed a hell of a scoop: A State Department official was willing to talk on the re...

News Execs Push For Release Of WaPo's Jason Rezaian In Iran

Associated Press | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.11.2016 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from 25 news organizations, including The Associated Press, sent a letter Friday to Secretary of State John Kerry urgin...

The Foundation of Art in Embassies Brings High Art and Innovation to U.S. Schools

Isa Freeling | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Exciting international cultural diplomacy initiatives can be seen through their site-specific commissions. Their founders are currently working with embassy representatives to bring original works to an extensive number of newly constructed U.S. embassies across the globe.

Why You Should Travel During a Worldwide Travel Alert

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As a seasoned traveler and expat, it's embarrassing to admit that I'm scared of flying. Despite the frequency with which I convince myself to do it, I have an irrational fear of plummeting from the sky (I don't understand physics and am convinced magic must be involved).