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The Green Revolution

Lifting the Sanctions Will Not End Iran's Revolutionary Zeal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran's full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplished goal, but as a continuing process that could take several years to determine its viability and the extent to which it impacts Iran's foreign and domestic policy.

Lifting The Sanctions Will Not End Iran's Revolutionary Zeal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran's full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplish...

Can Iran's Rulers Still Use Enemies Abroad to Rally a Nation?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

The rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran have routinely used external conflicts to divert public attention from domestic problems, deflect attacks, promote national cohesion and repress their opponents. Much of the tension between Iran and the U.S. can be seen in this light.

Our Iran Moment

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

This deal, which refuses to face the regime's vehement anti-Semitism and its perilous nature, undermines the very foundation we stand on as free and open democracies.

China Leapfrogs Ahead Into the Green Industrial Revolution

Woodrow Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Woodrow Clark

The Green Industrial Revolution needs to do the opposite of the nuclear power plants by using renewable energy sources now and into the near term future.

The One Person Both President Obama and President Rouhani Admire

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Kenneth M. Quinn

While there are many issues that divide us, this is one area where we could find steps to take together to defeat wheat rust and at the same time honor Dr. Borlaug.

The 2014 World Food Prize: Onward to the Glorious Past

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The 2014 World Food Prize represents a polite repackaging of the Green Revolution's past glory in order to open a new market and reaffirm its monopoly over the global effort to end hunger.

Celebrating the Centennial of a Little-Known 20th Century Hero

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

Norman E. Borlaug's labors certainly brought him awards, including a Nobel Peace Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Medal of Honor. Yet what percentage of Americans do you think would recognize his name today?

A Retrospective on US Diplomacy Toward Iran

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Last year I had the opportunity to speak with former Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama White House officials about the history of efforts at diplomacy with the Iranian regime.

Counter-Revolutions and Evolutions: Lessons of Egypt and Iran

Marc Gopin | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

With the return of General Tohamy as head of the feared and Egyptian General Intelligence Service, we have come full circle. General Tohamy, as recent investigations reveal, was central to the old dictatorship's corrupt system and brutal enforcement. We have witnessed a classic historical counter-revolution.

How Not to Start a Revolution

Michael Spencer | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Michael Spencer

"We want to focus on results for people," said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as she delivered a Feed the Future announcement at Mlandizi Farm Women's Cooperative in Mlandizi, Tanzania in June 2011. I wonder which people she was referring to?

Dan Senor: Talks Loudly, and Carries No Stick at All

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Dan Senor seems to advocate that the US take a tougher line with the Iranians, but is he willing to see American soldiers die fighting to free Iran from the Ayatollah? Dan Senor talks tough, but is he willing to put American troops where his mouth is?

An Animated View Of The Iranian Revolution

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

June 12, 2009, is a day Iranians will remember as one when their hearts sank and rose simultaneously. The news that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had supposedly...

Water Enough for All?

Carl Safina | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

The Green Revolution was accomplished largely by doubling the amount of irrigated land. Hundreds of millions of wells now reach into the earth like straws in a thick drink on a hot day. But as with many things, we're taking more water than we're getting.

Commentary: 50 Years -- A Great Start But Still a Long Way to Go

Carol Peasley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Carol Peasley

On November 3rd, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was a somewhat quiet celebration, and too few Americans were given a chance to learn about the tens of millions of lives saved.

Turning a Kidnapping Into Art

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.19.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Marjan Vayghan is a 26-year-old performance artist who's turned a harrowing detention by Iranian police into a cathartic work of experiential art.

Dictator Tips

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Since the Tunisian and Egyptian democracy uprisings, there's little doubt that Middle Eastern leaders have been scrambling. From Damascus to Tripoli, ...

It's (Partly) the Food, Stupid!

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

Fueling protests across the globe have a common factor: rocketing food prices caused by a "perfect storm" of natural disasters, rising oil prices and rapacious speculators.

Inshaallah Twitter

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

While it is still too early to call the protests in Egypt a revolution, Cairo has been under siege for 48 hours. The three-decade long rule of a despot -- and the country's role as an American ally -- is being challenged.

Perpetuating the Eternal Food Fight

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

It is disappointing to see the New York Times recycle neoliberal fetishes because it keeps us from addressing the root causes of hunger.

Aid Reform Within Reach: Time for the President to Lead

George Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Ingram

The United States is falling short in getting the most bang for its development buck. Even our best aid projects often fail to maximize the benefits for either effective development or national interests.

An Ode to Farming Isn't Enough: We Need a Reality Check

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

Could it be that the urban farm down the street from me and the spinach fields in the salad bowl of the US could be migrating toward a shared vision for the future of agriculture?

Lonely Obama vs. Popular Iran

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

While Iran knows how to make friends, Obama's America has become an expert in losing them.

Jason Linkins

Online Comic From Iranian Dissidents Launches Today | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This morning, FirstSecondBooks has launched the first installment of Zahra's Paradise, an online web-comic that that details the ongoing social upheav...

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.