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Tucker Carlson Spars With USA Today Editor Over Bannon-Baghdadi Comparison

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

This past Sunday, the editorial board of USA Today published a piece called “What Bannon shares with ISIL leader: Our view.” The item drew an alar...

The Pending Russia/U.S. Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that...

How Hatred Of Islam Is Corrupting the American Soul

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Khaled Abou El Fadl

A bill requiring the U.S. State Department to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a "foreign terrorist organization" is very likely to become law in the co...

The West Should Blame Itself, Not Asia, For Inequality

Branko Milanovic | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Branko Milanovic

The rise and electoral successes of populist politicians in the West have reopened questions on the effects of globalization ― in simplest terms, wh...

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whe...

The White West. Or, Is It?

Gautam Adhikari | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Gautam Adhikari

Any assumption that the now dominant Euro-Christian civilization has exclusive roots is highly debatable. Roots of all civilizations lie in exchange and migration.

The Truth About Asian-American Body Image

Judy Lee | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Judy Lee

Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.

The Sino-Western Relations In A World of Change : Toward a Mutually Transformative Co-existence

David Gosset | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
David Gosset

The Chinese renaissance is one of the world's most significant factors of change. Will the reemergence of an ancient non-Western civilization be a dis...

Cowboy Boots and the Memories of Life

Julee Morrison | Posted 04.11.2016 | Style
Julee Morrison

This is a story of my Grandpa Jack and cowboy boots. It's a story of how a boy from Independence, Missouri came to be a traveler, a uniquely American ...

Dear Canada: Reject the Islam Vs. The West Narrative

Ahmed Sahi | Posted 03.31.2016 | Religion
Ahmed Sahi

In Canada, we need to remember that Western attitudes need not be monolithic on their views of Islam and Muslims, and on how Muslims should be treated and what role they have in the social fabric.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.11.2017 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

The Secret Sauce for Driving Innovation

Lisa Levey | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Lisa Levey

Innovation is critical to business success yet does not come about by telling employees, "Be innovative!" or by asking employees, "What's the new thing? The new product? The new discovery?" Instead innovation is facilitated by creating an environment that allows employees to imagine, to wrestle, to explore and to iterate.

The Saudis and Iranians Need to Talk: And We Need to Make It Happen

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Marc Gopin

In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary suffering of countless people, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in Middle Eastern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends.

'100 Years Of German Beauty' Shows The History Of A Nation Divided

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style

Cut Video's wildly popular "100 Years Of Beauty" series is often praised for its ability to capture a century's worth of trends in just a couple of mi...

Scalia's Gay Marriage Dissent Reveals a Bizarre Sense of Political Geography

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Did you know that California is not in the West and that the "real America" is the Old Confederacy?

Grexit's Cost for Europe

Alexis Giannoulis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Alexis Giannoulis

While it is obvious that the current painful negotiations between Greece and its creditors must come to a swift conclusion, a Grexit will ultimately cost Europe as much, or more, than a possible 'haircut' of Greek debt.

Transferring National Lands to the States Is the Wrong Policy Solution

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) recently released a report that found state lands managed for school trust purposes earn higher revenue than our national public lands managed by such agencies as the U.S. Forest Service.

What (Some) Women Want

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Rym Tina Ghazal

It probably applies to both genders. I should start by saying this is not a scientific sampling; it's just women I met from different religions and backgrounds. This is what I found from my own interviews:

The Quran's Voice: Blessing or Terrorizing?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Akbar Ganji

It is true that there are verses in the Quran in which violence is permitted. Islamic fundamentalists have given such verses a central role in how they interpret the Quran, practically marginalizing the rest. But, enlightened Muslims reject such hermeneutics.

A Weaker West Opens the Way for the Rest of the World -- Good and Bad

Pankaj Mishra | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home
Pankaj Mishra

This moment demands a fresh interrogation of what theologian Reinhold Neibuhr euphemistically called "the highly contingent achievements of the west," and closer attention to the varied histories of the non-west. Instead, the most common response to the present crisis has been despair over western "weakness" -- and much acrimony over what Barack Obama, president of the "sole superpower" and the "indispensable nation" should have done to fix it.

The 'Bent Twig' Of Arabia: A Note On The Origins Of Jihadism

John Tirman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Home
John Tirman

Americans' commonplace view of ISIL, al Qaeda, and similar groups is one of irrational, hateful savages wreaking havoc as they bomb, rape, and pillage. This view is not wholly mistaken, but it overlooks the causes of this poisonous ideology of Jihadism.

The First Step

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 10.31.2016 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.

Long Live the West!

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home
Jacques Attali

It infuriates me to see civil wars spread in Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, largely due to the unconsciousness of the West who felt itself capable of nurturing democracies there without providing itself with the resources to do so.

Mike Trout Leads Angels' Resurgence

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Don't look now, but baseball's hottest team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who entered the All-Star break with a 57-37 record, 1 1/2 games behind the first place Oakland Athletics in the American League West.