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In The News Sorority, Sheila Weller Serves Up Substance and Dish About Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The News Sorority is a dish fest -- if you care what Katie and Diane and Christiane are really like, for God's sake do not start reading on a Friday night, because you'll miss Bill Maher and may just be finishing when John Oliver comes on.

Management That Is Doomed to Fail

David Hearst | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
David Hearst

By any yardstick, the conflicts of the Middle East are not being well managed. Three states have failed - Iraq, Syria and Libya - two of these as a consequence of Western intervention. Other states like Yemen are tottering.

War Is Not the Answer

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Wars often fail to solve the problems and ultimately make them worse. War has to answer to metrics, just as more peaceful alternatives do. The war in Iraq was a complete failure with enormous human and financial costs; ISIS is now one of the consequences.

Tony Blair Gets 'Philanthropist Of The Year' Award From GQ Magazine Amid Backlash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

British GQ magazine is defending its decision to name former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair "Philanthropist of the Year" at its 2014 Men of the Year a...

Is the Media Selling or Telling: How Perception Management Works in Israel's War on Gaza

Danny Schechter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

There is an art of war and there is an art to selling war -- to one's own people, and the world at large.

Tony Blair Under Attack Again

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

Last month was not the first time that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under collective censure.

Tony Blair and the Gulf Neocons

David Hearst | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
David Hearst

Today's generation has lost its faith in nation building. Blair may find "chemistry" with a Emirati Crown Prince but the former prime minister is toxic to his own people.

Tony Blair To Advise Egypt Strongman

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been tapped to become an advisor to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Guardian reported on Wed...

Incredible: Tony Blair Says Iraq's Implosion Would Have Happened Without Our Invasion

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I apologize to my British friends, but I consider their former prime minister, Tony Blair, to have been Bush's enabler. Without Blair, i.e, without our closest ally, one doubts whether even the Bush administration could have proceeded with lying us into the Iraq quicksand.

Iraq Will Follow Blair to His grave

David Hearst | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
David Hearst

Blair has to recognize that the Iraq war did not end when Barack Obama pulled the last combat troops out of the country. It is still going on now. Iraq is indeed more than a legacy of office. It is a large weight to have on one's conscience.

The EU Today Is Not About Peace Among Neighbors, But Power in the World

Tony Blair | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Tony Blair

The EU must think carefully about where it goes from here, how it reconnects with its citizens' concerns, and how it can better realize its ideals in a changing world. Complacency about the far right's showing, on the grounds that there remains a pro-European majority, is dangerous. Even ardent supporters of Europe think there must be change. In an increasingly multipolar world, in which GDP and population will increasingly be correlated, the rationale for Europe is stronger than ever. Together, Europe's peoples can wield genuine influence. Alone, they will over time decline in relative importance. The 21st century world order will be dramatically different from that of the 20th century. The rationale for Europe today is not peace; it is power.

Collaboration Facilitates Moments, Movements and Miracles

Suna Senman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Suna Senman

In today's world, boardrooms lack women, medicine is male-centered and girls are prevented from getting an education. Swimming against historical perspectives, experts in fields such as business, education and psychology create new collaborations for change.

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

Blair: The Neocon's Dead End

James Zogby | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

After reading and rereading the speech, "Why the Middle East Matters," I was struck by how similar it was to the "agitprop" used by George W. Bush in the lead-up to the Iraq war.

Who Is Behind the UK's Probe Into the Muslim Brotherhood?

Patrick Galey | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Patrick Galey

Brotherhood supporters have been massacred, arrested, tortured and sentenced to die en masse. And yet, as the new leaders in Cairo (and the old ones in Riyadh) have argued, the UK appears to suspect that it is the Brotherhood who are the terrorists.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.

Remembering Tony Benn and His Five Little Questions

Michael Winship | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Take a moment, please, to note the passing of a distinguished spokesman for the left, a man both firebrand and gadfly, of whom many Americans have never even heard. Yet what he did and said are of importance to us all and especially to the cause of democracy.

More Clinton Records Will Be Released From National Archives

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives plans to make public another 4,000 pages of documents from the Clinton White House on Friday, including prev...

Tony Blair REALLY Wanted To Help Murdoch Empire With Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

The phone hacking trial was offered yet more evidence on Wednesday of former British prime minister Tony Blair's unswerving devotion to Rupert Murdoch...

Tony Blair Offered To Help Rupert Murdoch During Phone Hacking Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Media

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Tony Blair has released a statement responding to Rebekah Brooks' email. “This was Mr Blair simply giving informal advice...

Explosive New Allegations Surface About Rupert Murdoch's Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media

Ever since Rupert Murdoch divorced his wife Wendi Deng, rumors have swirled that her relationship with former British prime minister Tony Blair was pa...

ONE ON ONE: Tony Blair On Why Young People Should Believe In Europe

The WorldPost | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Great Britain, discusses a united Europe as part of The WorldPost's new series, One On One, which gives voice...

'The Issue With Slavery Is That It Is Everywhere'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Andrew Forrest, chairman and founder of Fortescue Metals Group, sat down with HuffPost Live at the Davos Annual Meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Wa...

Will Europe's Jobless Generation Ever Find Work?

The World Post | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

Twenty-six million European youth are looking for work. Even as the Eurozone inches toward recovery, new jobs remain scarce. In this video series, ...

U.S. Higher Ed Leadership at Risk Without Bolder Action

Sir Michael Barber | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sir Michael Barber

While America's preeminence in both elite and mass institutions of higher learning fueled its economic leadership in the last century, that preeminence (and the rising generation's standard of living) is at risk unless the sector overhauls its traditional practices to lower costs while lifting quality.