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Community Comes From Difference, Not Just Commonality

Bob Deutsch | Posted 05.28.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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.

China Huffs and Puffs Some More, to Uncertain Effect

William Bradley | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The latest aggressive Chinese move in the Western Pacific? Decreeing that all fishing vessels must have Chinese permission to operate in the South China Sea, virtually all of which it claims as its sovereign territory to the dismay of the other nations on the South China Sea.

Grandeur and Centrality

David Gosset | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
David Gosset

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between France and China (1964-2014) If the speech pronounced 48 year...

Roll in My Chair

Kristin Duquette | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

As a wheelchair user and college student, I became frustrated with how the general public perceives and treats people with disabilities. In 2011, I founded a program called A Day in a Wheelchair on Trinity College's campus.

The Moon, China's Mirror

David Gosset | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
David Gosset

This was the first spacecraft to soft-land on lunar surface since Luna-24 launched on August 9, 1976. After the USSR and the U.S. China has become a leading player in the exploration of space and the country will certainly decide to build a permanent lunar station.

Changing the Role of Classrooms Around the World

John M. Eger | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

We know about the success Salman Kahn has had with the "flipped classroom" where online lectures and short videos happen at home, or in a coffee shop,...

An Execution In Pyongyang

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Some analysts suggest that Jang Song-thaek might have become too vocal an advocate of China-style economic reforms. Perhaps Kim simply needed to show, in the most brutal way imaginable, who was boss.