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Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

What Is The Urgency Network?

Brandon Deroche | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

If we want to move the zeitgeist forward, we have to see "giving back" in a more exciting and meaningful light than we did previously. We're optimistic that we're not too dumb to change the world, but instead we're just slightly... dare I say it... ignorant.

This PSA Has A Surprisingly Beautiful Ending

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

In the last decade, 2 million children were killed worldwide due to armed conflicts, and in war-affected areas, the battlefield can be anywhere -- a g...

Saw Kony 2012? A Must Read New Book on Conflict and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Tom Murphy

The timing of the Kony 2012 campaign is quite apt in light of the recent release of Dr Samantha Nutt's memoir-cum-aid commentary Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid.

Keeping the Spotlight on Sudan

Emmanuel Jal | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Emmanuel Jal

In January, Emmanuel Jal and millions of southern Sudanese voted for independence, and on July 9 the Republic of South Sudan will become the world's newest internationally recognized country. But southern Sudan is not out of the woods yet.

Fran Healy's Life on the "B-list": Busking, Beatles, Berlin and more

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Last Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Brandon Flowers joined Fran Healy onstage for a cover of Travis's 2001 singalong, "Side." As the tw...

Emmanuel Jal, Child Soldier Turned Activist Rapper, Uses Music To Fight

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

War Child, Story of a Sudanese Child Soldier Turned Hip Hop Star, is Horrifying, Humanizing, Edifying

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

New indie documentary film War Child is a must-see. It tells the sad, courageous story of Emmanuel Jal, a young Sudanese man who was a child soldier during the Sudanese Civil War of the 80s, and became a successful Hip Hop artist.