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Don't Compound The Damage Already Done In Iraq By Doubling Down In Syria

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 06.12.2014 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

The Syrian conflict will ultimately end with negotiated power-sharing between the Syrian government, still headed by President Assad, and those elements of the opposition with some popular base inside Syria. This can happen relatively sooner, if America begins basing its Syria policy in on-the-ground reality.

Terrible Feature Of The Housing Bubble Makes A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business

If you missed out on the housing bubble and the chance to gamble away your financial future, fear not: Banks are giving you a chance to get in on that...

Amazing Arms in 7 Moves

Jeanette Jenkins | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Jenkins

Here are seven amazing arm exercises that will help you build your upper body strength while toning and defining beautifully-sculpted arms. All of these exercises also incorporate the legs and the core to increase your calorie burn, which will help you burn the fat over your arms.

IsraelI Army To End Use Of Hugely Controversial Weapon

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's army says it will soon halt its use of white phosphorous shells after years of international criticism for using the incendiary ...

The Adjustable Rate Mortgage: Just Say No

James Berman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
James Berman

Why would so many people opt for an adjustable rate mortgage when it's so dangerous? Most likely, they just don't understand the risks.

Pilates Arm Workout You Can Do Anywhere And Anytime!

Kristin McGee | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin McGee

Many of us think of Pilates as primarily an ab sculpting core workout, but Pilates is great for toning the entire body. This Pilates-inspired arm workout can be done in your home, at your office or in your hotel room.

Ban 'Killer Robots' Before It's Too Late

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) – Governments should pre-emptively ban fully autonomous weapons because of the danger they pose to civilians in armed conflict,...

France and U.K. Urged Not to Cave in to U.S. Pressure at Global Arms Trade Talks

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Efforts to end the irresponsible and poorly-regulated international arms trade are at risk of failure, as negotiations at the United Nations enter a c...

Race Against Time for an Arms Trade Treaty

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

As the final date of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference gets ever closer, there is an increasing willingness by States to aim at compromise to achieve a treaty. What is certain, though, is that States must not use the 'spectre' of consensus to conclude the conference with a weak treaty.

How I Learned To Love Going Sleeveless

Sally McGraw | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Sally McGraw

I have faith that my arm-battle will end because I want it to end. And I know what my ultimate conclusion should be: I have the right to bare arms. And so do we all.

How Madonna Inspired Me To Bare Arms

Debbie Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Debbie Leon

I wore a tank top today. While that may not seem to be noteworthy, if I add that I am 50 years old, than the fact that I wore a tank top, in public, becomes significant. Most women start to cover their upper arms when they turn 30. I certainly did, feeling that no matter how young the rest of me looked, flabby underarms would be a giveaway that I was not only out of shape, but old.

A Historic Arms Trade Treaty

Lin Evola | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Lin Evola

At this week's historic closed meeting at the United Nations to hammer out a global arms trade treaty, the greatest question was: What would a global arms trade treaty look like? Will it protect the human imperative, or will it facilitate the sale of weapons to developing countries?

President Obama: Join the Treaty to Ban Landmines

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

The United States should act on its recent condemnation of Syria's use of antipersonnel landmines by joining the international ban on these weapons.

Global Arms Deal Talks Resume Amidst Tensions in Syria

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

There is currently no global regulation on the conventional arms trade, making it too easy for arms to end up in the hands of human rights abusers.

Russia Ships Arms to Syria in Violation of Arms Embargoes

Louis Belanger | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

It is deeply regrettable that two countries would seek to arm the government of Syria while it is virtually waging war on its own people, sending tanks and troops into cities to kill innocent civilians. However, this is something we see time and again.

Arms and the World

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Arms sales are not as straightforward as one might think. For one thing, Russia and the United States are both eager to maintain their respective positions as the most successful merchants of death dealing devices.

Cluster Bomb Ban Powers Ahead Despite U.S. Absence

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.17.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – The new international convention banning cluster bombs is already having a powerful impact despite the absence of the United States a...

Global Arms Trade Treaty Picks Up Speed

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The Control Arms coalition is calling for a bullet-proof treaty that will prevent irresponsible arms transfers that fuel conflict, poverty and serious human rights abuses.

Time to Get Serious About the Arms Treaty (ATT)

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Advocates and NGOs will spend the next week both putting pressure, and working collaboratively with States, to ensure we move towards the strongest ATT possible.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages Are Making A Slow Comeback

CNN Money | Les Christie, Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Adjustable rate mortgages are back! After accounting for nearly 70% of all mortgages issued during the boom, ARMs vanished during the bust, totalin...

Rethinking the Saudi Arms Deal

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Last week the State Department and the Pentagon jointly announced the largest arms sale in U.S. history -- dozens of fighter planes and attack helicop...

"Massage at the Garage"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The dealership recently began giving free massages to customers who might stall, overheat or possibly even backfire as they contemplate the repairs being done on their vehicles.

How Health Care Can Boost Arms Control

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Hartung

To the extent that the President's health care victory shows that he will persevere in pursuit of major policy objectives, it could carry over into his pursuit of major nuclear arms reductions.

UN Starts World's First Arms Trade Treaty: Will It Work?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The aim is to set standards for the global $55 billion export business in guns, tanks, attack helicopters, jet fighters, missiles and other conventional weapons.

Arms Trade: A "Booming" Business

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

For 2010, total military spending is $680 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent, or $26 billion, over 2009. This is not the end of business as usual at the Pentagon.