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G7, G8, G20, IMF, World Bank and Other Exclusive Groups

Ilias Sourdis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Ilias Sourdis

Given the fact that all these problems are man-made and can be fixed by humans, it is time to ask these exclusive groups: How do they define success and accountability?

Amazing Desserts Around The World You've Never Heard Of

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Whether you're a food fanatic or just have a very sweet tooth, you probably enjoy a good dessert. We're all familiar with the delights of a baked apple pie, or even more international dishes like Italian tiramisu, or Asian green-tea ice cream.

If You Could Help End Extreme Poverty, Would You? We Can. Let's Take it On.

Ravi Kumar | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not. That's the conventional belief. Today, after listening to some amazing young people speak about t...

Dancing With the Enemy

Diane Nabatoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Diane Nabatoff

"May I have this dance... please?" This question has been posed countless times by Pierre Dulaine, ballroom dancer and four-time world champion. Few ...

Why Traveling the World Isn't as Perfect as it Seems

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 04.08.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

It amazes people how I am able to give up everything and go. There is a sense of freedom that people around me envy (especially you stay at home mommies). I know because they tell me so. They even tell me they want to be me. I am not flattered by this as my ego would like me to be.

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

Patrick Galey | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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.

Community Comes From Difference, Not Just Commonality

Bob Deutsch | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Sameness can elicit the beginning of an approach to other people. Difference gets you to something more authentic and intimate and wider.

World Parks Congress Holds Promise for an Inspired Planet

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 03.28.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

Stop It! There Is No Excuse for Invoking His Name When Criticizing Opponents!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Kesha Rogers is a 37-year-old Black political activist from Texas who is running for the U.S Senate representing the state's 22nd congressional distri...

Is Crimea Obama's Fault? Why Deterrence Failed in Crimea

Daniel Altman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel Altman

No amount of blustery rhetoric from the White House would have changed the fact that the United States has no vital interest in keeping Crimea's ethnic-Russian majority population in Ukraine.

NO SECURITY: Mickey Mouseprints

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

I haven't been to Disney since the 1980s, and while I was expecting lines and crowds, what awaited us was an unsettling, dystopian security aspect that could have been out of a William Gibson or Bruce Sterling novel.

WATCH: Family Who Adopted Four Ukrainian Children Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While on a trip to Ukraine in the summer of 2013, Lisa and David Bundy met four orphans that they later decided to adopt. But when they returned to co...

Run-Away Rain: No Rescue for California's Crippling Drought

Peter Getty | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

Since most of the rain run-off ended up in the Pacific Ocean, there's little left to quench the thirsty empty reservoirs and therefore, unusable.

Decoding Hamid Karzai

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Suchitra Vijayan

Karzai has retreated from many ideological and political positions in the face of recalcitrant events and shifting context. The most irreconcilable are his opinions about the Taliban as well as his views on the role of the U.S. in Afghanistan.

China's Own '9/11'?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Xiu Min Li

Western China's peaceful and sustainable development has major implications for social stability in China and global security.

Time to Break the Cycle of Unemployment

Majid Jafar | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Majid Jafar

Just over three years ago, Arab youth took to the streets protesting and demanding a better life, a better job and a future that includes dignity and respect.

No End in Sight to Protests in Venezuela

Kate Parker | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Kate Parker

Things in Venezuela look set to get worse before they get better. Even if the opposition were to win power, they could be in for a rude awakening if they try to put the economy back on track.

Knowing Fuzhou

David Gosset | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
David Gosset

Almost two decades after his departure from China, the French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel expressed in his poem "Hong-Kong" a strong desire to return to the Far East, but on the imaginary map of his Chinese continent the capital city was Fuzhou, literally the "Land Of Happiness".

Is There a Limit to the Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid?

Paul Polak | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Paul Polak

Co-authored with Mal Warwick It's a rare honor for an author's work to be addressed in the pages of Foreign Policy magazine, as is The Business Solut...

Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies

Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D.

Despite their increasing presence on the global stage, the relative effectiveness of women national leaders in growing the world's toughest economies compared to their male counterparts was largely unknown -- until now.

Fatal Privilege for Serbian War Criminal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The citizens of Serbia face a very unsettling question. How many war criminals are enjoying various prisoner privileges and freely walking the streets? They reasonably ask: Will the truth be told before they go to God?

Be A Conscientious Traveler

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Adrian Kamalii

I am reminded that how we travel and interact is a reflection of one's conscience self.

The Three Globalizations And China

Zheng Bijian | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Zheng Bijian

There are only two options before us. The first is to continue with the Cold War thinking and to engage in various forms of Cold War; and the second is to chart a new path and develop converging interests and communities of interests aimed at development.

India and the United States: Why the Twain Shall Never Meet

Sunil Adam | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Sunil Adam

The month-long drama, which ended last week with the recall of Devyani Khobragade laid bare the fundamentally distrustful nature of relationship between the United States and India.