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At Home In Holland: Vermeer And His Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection

Susan Jaques | Posted 10.10.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

"At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection" at the Mauritshuis is a rare chance to enjoy over twenty of these snapshots of everyday life in the 17th century Dutch Republic.

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

China's Nine-Dash Line and its Misplaced National Pride

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Even after The Hague decision, China's government continues to vociferously argue that its 'nine-dash line' of sovereignty over the entire South China...

Duterte, Trump, and Implications of 'Sticking It' to the Rest of the World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Rodrigo Duterte has only been in office a few months in the Philippines but is giving Donald Trump a run for his money as the most bombastic and outrageous political figure on the global media stage.

Turning Human Rights Into Communal Change

EF Education First | Posted 09.12.2016 | Teen
EF Education First

As an intern at the Summit, I had the honor of being able to personally interact with keynote speakers and delve into their respective policies regarding activism and human rights.

Human Rights and the Youth Community: We Can, or Rather, We Will

EF Education First | Posted 09.06.2016 | Teen
EF Education First

By Visvajit Sriramrajan A few months ago, I did not know much about human rights, but after attending the recent EF Global Student Leaders Summit in ...

'California Dreamer' Jazz Master Vibraphone Virtuoso Bobby Hutcherson Passes Away at 75

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.22.2016 | Arts

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 22, 2016 The jazz world lost a legend on Monday, August 15th when 75-year-old vibraphonist Bobby Hutc...

Innovation Village Shines Light on Young People's Power to Solve Global Issues

EF Education First | Posted 08.19.2016 | Teen
EF Education First

EF Summit attendees pitch their solutions to global human rights challenges at the Innovation Village By Samie Freedman Anyone who stepped outside...

How to Become a Changemaker

EF Education First | Posted 08.12.2016 | Teen
EF Education First

Students at the EF Education First Global Student Leaders Summit created proposals to address human rights throughout the world, which they presented ...

Decoding China-U.S. Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Citizens of any nation will naturally rally around their flag when they believe they are under attack, have been offended, or want to flex their muscl...

The End Of ASEAN?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

asean flag "All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down," Friedrich Nietzsche once claimed. Words do matter -- and in international diplomacy, they can sometimes spell the difference between neglectful chaos and principled order.

Vietnam Careful, Not Jubilant After South China Sea Ruling Against China

Helen Clark | Posted 02.19.2017 | World
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia -- Vietnam's reaction to the South China Sea ruling is surprisingly muted for a country that has so much at stake.

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, Russia and China See One Foe -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.

Philippines' Landmark Victory in the South China Sea and Its Discontents

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

MANILA, Philippines -- The ruling provides the new Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte a crucial bargaining chip as Manila seeks to re-open long-frozen diplomatic channels with Beijing, prevent military conflict and revive previously robust investment relations between the two estranged neighbors.

Dangerous Love: How China Sees America

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Most Americans, only marginally less ethnocentric today than twenty years ago, have a simplistic, nuance-free view of China and the Chinese people. Although apprehensive about the rise of an economic juggernaut and its impact on the American way of life, the images China casts up are rooted in the past.

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

Arbitration Ruling and Philippines-China Relations Under the Duterte Administration

Rommel C. Banlaoi | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Rommel C. Banlaoi

MANILA, Philippines -- Duterte is willing to talk to China, and China must read his lips.

A Gesture of Tenderness. On the Public Display of Affection

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

He was the first, and I was very much in love with him. Carlo was out, dressed flamboyantly, had black suede glam-rock boots, gave ultimate care to his black reddish colored hair and used make up.

Do We Hold Maintenance Staff Accountable for Genocide Even as We Absolve Politicians?

Mariya Parodi | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Mariya Parodi

Accountability is not the most popular subject for leaders and heads of state. Institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) are particularly unpopular.

Kenya at The ICC: Those Who Refuse to Learn From History

Washington Osiro | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

The harsh and inescapable truth regarding Kenya's post-election violence of 2007/2008 that only the twisted can quibble over is that approximately 1,300 innocent Kenyans lost their lives.

Dutch Flowers

Susan Jaques | Posted 04.08.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Springtime brings two blossom-filled celebrations of Dutch flower painting. In The Hague, the Mauritshuis is displaying its €6.5 million March acqu...

Serbian Ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj's Acquittal: A Travesty of Justice

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On March 31, 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) controversially acquitted Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj of war crimes.

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...

An historic Week: Bringing War Criminals to Justice

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

The fact that these cases were heard in the same week may be merely coincidental, but it nevertheless sends out a strong signal that commanders who commit or permit atrocities will ultimately be held responsible.

Former Bosnian Serb Leader Karadzic Guilty Of Srebrenica Genocide

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail by U.N judges who found him found guilty...