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U.S.-backed Assault on Yemen Putting Over 20 Million Lives At Risk: Where Is The Outrage?

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The unfolding human rights catastrophe in Yemen is but another example of the U.S.'s brutal and equally inexplicable foreign policy, its cynical postu...

Legal Battle Dogs Lebanese 'Fe-Male' Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mirshad had worked on one of Khalifeh's shows at Al Jadeed (New) TV where she said she detected his male chauvinist and traditional ideas towards women before he moved to MTV Lebanon to host another program.

The 'Human' in the Drug Trafficking Equation

Ana Davila | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

Ignoring the increasingly intertwined relation between human and drug trafficking is a privilege that the U.S and Mexico can no longer afford, not when this activity promises to rise alarmingly in the following years as drug cartels continue to gain power and impunity in Mexico.

China's State Media Pour Scorn On Obama's Africa Trip

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- China's state media are pouring cold water on President Barack Obama's visit to Africa, saying U.S. attention to the continent is lar...

U.S. To Train Ukraine Military Following Russian Agression

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mi...

Turkey To Let U.S. Use Incirlik Air Base For ISIS Airstrikes, Officials Say

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use a key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the...

5 Keys to the Iran Agreement

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Time will tell whether the nuclear agreement will have the desired results: elimination of Iran as a nuclear threat; reduction of its sponsorship of terrorist activities; opening Iran to commerce with the west; and guaranteeing Iranians a full range of human rights. But it's an important (long overdue) first step.

"Pivoting" West, When We Should be Pivoting East

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marc Barnett

Increased cooperation between the U.S. and Europe facilitates a safer world. Europe and America can play the clichéd "good cop/bad cop" in real life, utilizing the best combination of hard power and soft power to secure global security allowing prosperity. I just hope Europe can see the advantages of playing a larger role too.

Iran's President Rouhani Says Nuclear Deal Opens A New Chapter

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

DUBAI, July 14 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a nuclear deal with major powers would open a new chapter of cooperation w...

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

Street Artists Design An Old School Arcade Inspired By Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

FAILE may be a religious experience this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, but only one of the hallowed installations is called "Temple." The seedier, more dimly lit venue will surely have the larger number of congregants by far, bless their sacred hearts.

Laura Barron-Lopez

The Curious Case of Puerto Rico, And Why Default Poses A Risk To The U.S. | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers have no firm plan to help more than 3 million American citizens living 1,000 miles off the coast of Florida under a gover...

Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to d...

Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to d...

France Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Spying Revelations

AP | LORI HINNANT and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, F...

WikiLeaks: NSA Spied On French Presidents

Reuters | JAMES REGAN AND MARK JOHN | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press...

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Trade Policy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Rising Nationalism a Threat to Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given its diverse cultural, linguistic and religious mosaic, nationalism is always lurking beneath the surface in Asia.

Why There Is No Stopping the Funding of the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The governments of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have for many years funded anti-Shia political and military movements in the Middle East without any substantial resistance from the international community.

YouTube Star Fights to End Revenge Porn (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Shira Lazar

YouTube fans know Chrissy Chambers as one half of the singing duo BriaAndChrissy, whose music and comedy-themed channel has racked up an impressive 350,000 subscribers.

Iran Is America's De-Facto Ally in the War Against ISIS

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Arab region will undergo a difficult and complex period ahead. The mistakes made by Arab leaders are major mistakes. The Iranian ideas have found a sponsor with Barack Hussein Obama. If only federalism could make its way to realistic Arab strategies.

China Defends Building Man-Made Islands In The Disputed South China Sea

AP | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Responding to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary, China on Thursday defended its building of artificial islands ...

Putin Lashes Out At The U.S. For Going After FIFA

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

By Darya Korsunskaya and Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, May 28 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's right to host the 2018 s...

Driving Dirty in the Lower 48

Sam Slovick | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Sam Slovick

There are 253 million cars and trucks on U.S. roadways today. Mexico has over 30 million, the same total number of as California and Canada individually. World wide, there are over a billion automobiles currently in operation.