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40 Years After the Cambodian Genocide, One Thing My Parents Still Talk About

Sothy Eng | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

April 17th, 2015 marks 40 years since the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh and unleashed a wrath of vengeance against its own people. The genocide war in Cambodia left almost 2 million people dead from execution, starvation and disease.

The Russians Are Not Coming II

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

At this point it is important to remember that the Russians have veto power at the United Nations and if they had chosen they could have vetoed all UN-imposed sanctions on Iran. They did not do that.

Financial Risks Rise Amid Uneven Global Economic Recovery

José Viñals | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
José Viñals

Additional policy measures -- beyond monetary policies -- are vital to make a durable exit from the global financial crisis and to safeguard financial stability. Crisis legacies need to be addressed. The traction of monetary policies must be increased with complementary reforms and financial excesses need to be contained.

Creepy, Remarkable Reveal: Facebook Watches You Even If You Are Not A Member

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook claims they found one that they're fixing for you. This particular bug enabled Facebook to track the online movements of non-users. Yes, you, Facebook friend or foe, user or boycotter, you were under the watchful eye of Facebook, whether you knew it or not.

The Unending Korean War: W.E.B Du Bois, Ko Un, and the Women's Peace Walk

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
John R. Eperjesi

The 2015 women's walk for peace hopes to reimagine the tense geopolitical situation in northeast Asia by staging a greeting for Korean women across the DMZ. Of course this is a movement without guarantees.

Puerto Rico Set to Become Medical Tourism Hub

Adrian Brito | Posted 04.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

As I've said before, Puerto Rico's legitimacy as a major destination for business is often tarnished by its unfortunate fiscal deficit. Business media outlets' fixation with the island's debt has completely overshadowed Puerto Rico's unprecedented drive for economic development.

Pledge of Allegiance Incident Proves We Need More Critical Thinking

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's time to take control of our own lives and start thinking for ourselves. Shouldn't American citizens have the freedom to live their lives without limits as long as they're not hurting anyone else of infringing on others' rights?

Four Forces Facing the Global Economy

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Behind the numbers lies an unusually complex set of forces shaping the world economy. Some, such as the decline in the price of oil and the evolution of exchange rates, are highly visible. Some, from crisis legacies to lower potential growth, play more of behind-the-scenes role but are important nevertheless. Let me briefly review them.

Cuba, The US and the VII Summit of the Americas

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

A mature dialogue between Cuba and the U.S. that stresses the common interests and values of both can mark new beginnings for our hemisphere. It's counterproductive that the U.S. State Department still includes Cuba in the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Such baseless inclusion is a clear obstacle for U.S. interests.

United States, Venezuela and UNASUR: 4 Questions

Paz Zarate | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Paz Zarate

The practical effects of the U.S. sanctions for the seven Venezuelan officials concerned are minimal. The impasse between Washington and Caracas will eventually be solved. But the final and most important question remains unanswered...

Japan's Global Re-Emergence: How Japan's Active Diplomacy Strengthens the Foundations of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 04.10.2015 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Success in tackling its own domestic and economic challenges will ultimately determine the longevity of Tokyo's global renaissance. Japan's global emergence should be welcomed and encouraged by its partners to weather the challenges in the 21st century.

Freedom in Martyrdom

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.10.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The public discussion about the causes of violent extremism has focused mainly on the socioeconomic and political conditions that exist in Arab countries. But we must also carefully consider how the events in the wake of World Wars I and II have impacted the psychological disposition of the Arab population throughout the Middle East.

Will Any Presidential Candidate Commit to Fixing Our Nation's Infrastructure?

Dante Disparte | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Dante Disparte

This week's power failure in parts of Washington, D.C. are a reminder, as if one were needed, about the deplorable state of infrastructure more generally in the United States.

The 33 Best Ramen Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 04.09.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Like a pot of pork bones, ramen's popularity has been simmering for a long time.

The End of National Economies?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

I believe that one of the biggest things that will occur in this century is the diminution of theories of national economics. What's happening in Greece and Argentina right now suggests that this should happen -- sooner rather than later. Each of these countries is in conflict with the national law of a foreign country. Greece is in conflict with German law, Argentina with U.S. law.

State Violence Against Black and Brown Youth

Michael Hanchard | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Hanchard

How does it feel to be a threat? How does it feel to know that your life is less valued? How does it feel to know that there are people in your midst who feel and are more privileged than you by the accident of phenotype?

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Google's Remarkable Monopoly on Data Intrigues Europeans

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Mark Weinstein

In Monopoly the game, you buy properties, pay fines, and try to stay out of jail. In monopoly, the real-life big business version, you use all your leverage to dominate markets, manipulate industries, avoid fines, and hire lawyers to keep you out of jail. And most of the time you do win.

America and Iran: An Opportunity for Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Philip Seib

For years, the United States and other nations have reached out to this population through broadcasting and online venues, but this process should be immediately expanded. Exchange programs -- academic and cultural -- are effective in breaking down stereotypes.

Tremors in the Middle East

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

It's been a while now since some analysts had started referring to the Arab Spring as the Arab Winter. The latter expression implies that hopes of a major transformation in the politics and economics of the greater Middle East stand dashed.

Iran, Not ISIS, Is the Real Menace

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Tehran continues to export its revolutionary zeal by supporting terrorism and radical organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, providing direct financial and military assistance to radical Shiite militias, and maintaining through subversive activities its strong hold on Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

The World Is Changing Before Our Very Eyes

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Only time will tell as we move into uncertain and dangerous times as authoritarian regimes seek to transform the very nature of regional and global politics.

The Best Kept Secrets of Los Angeles

Quora | Posted 04.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Quora

Take Virgil North-South through Koreatown, not Vermont. Take Fountain East-West through West Hollywood, not Sunset or Santa Monica.

Puerto Rico vs. China: My Email to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Adrian Brito | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Adrian Brito

Some of you may wonder why I sent an email to one of the busiest CEOs on the planet. Well, aside from the fact that Mr. Cook occasionally replies to emails from users, there is also sense of urgency in showcasing Puerto Rico to the world.

Europe's Remarkable New War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.