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Finding Courage Far From Home

Jill Kozak | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Jill Kozak

Behind my eyes were such beautiful sites, so many generous, kind people. Is this what I had been afraid of? Having an amazing time? Meeting people from halfway around the globe who shared similar interests as me? It all seemed so silly now. It's certainly true that nature loves courage.

U.S. Alliances Encourage Asian Allies to Be More Antagonistic Toward China

Ivan Eland | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia is directed at strengthening U.S. Cold War era alliances to tacitly contain a rising China. However, that means that even minor disputes between American allies and China could drag the United States into a shooting war with a nuclear weapons state.

Sydney's Gourmet Food Safaris

BBC Travel | Brooke Schoenman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel

Popular Australian television host Maeve O'Meara, of Food Safari fame, grew the idea of a gourmet culinary tour in Sydney after sharing some of her fa...

France's Christine Lagarde Appointed As New IMF Chief

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

The International Monetary Fund board on Tuesday elected French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as the new managing director of the global lend...

France's Christine Lagarde Set To Replace Strauss-Kahn

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde looks set to emerge on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund's new ...

Anthony Weiner's Fair Weather Friends

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Congressman Weiner has fallen from grace with meteoric speed and his potential social restitution will be decidedly gradual. But will his experience of utter humiliation eventually make him a better public servant and a better human being?

Climate Change and the Food Crisis: Issues and Solutions

Vinod Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

Food prices hit record highs in January, sparking fears of a new global food crisis. One cause is the neglect of agriculture. But there is another, more ominous cause as well.

2011: The Year of Living Dangerously?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Walker

Every year is fraught with unpredictable hazards, but, more than any year in recent memory, 2011 features a large number of recognizable threats that could precipitate a larger global crisis.