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The Central African Republic's Future Depends on New York and Washington

Florent Geel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Florent Geel

A United Nations peace-keeping mission for Central Africa? This is the ultimate question for the US and the international community as a whole as talks launched in New York on March 6 wend their way to a vote.

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

The International Community's 'Responsibility to Protect' Should Include Climate Change

Brian Seavitt | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Brian Seavitt

The international community is still largely ignoring one of the most crucial human security issues of the 21st century: global warming.

Ghulam Azam's Verdict: Initial Thoughts

William Nicholas Gomes | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
William Nicholas Gomes

The outrageous levels of corruption, bias, and falsification within the tribunal have resulted in a complete betrayal of this ideal, and Bangladesh must now live with the consequences of this botched process.

The Need to Protect Democracy in Mali

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Morton H. Halperin

The international community must do everything in its power to reverse the coup d'état in Mali for the sake of the Malian people, for the future of democracy in West Africa and to strengthen the global norm against recognizing governments arising from military coups against democratic regimes.

Democracy and Syria's Three Scenarios

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

The people of Syria have lost hope in the international community. They have come to believe that they have been abandoned by the international community in their efforts to turn the current autocratic regime in Syria into a democratic system.

The International Community and How Syria's Civil War Differs

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Although Iran, Iraq and Lebanon have taken almost the same position in warning about the possibility of civil war in case of the ouster of Assad, they have different concerns and objectives in regard with this issue.

Getting it Right After Gaddafi

Peter Blair | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Peter Blair

Given the hierarchical authoritarianism of the Gaddafi government I hope that the NTC will consider working with the civil servants who only worked for his repressive regime because there was no other option.

Teaching During Terror: Bombing Shakes Israel's Capital

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

We Jerusalem teachers continue on regularly with lessons, as terror continues to strike at southern Israel. The transition from relative quiet to unrest can engulf cities in different parts of this country within a day.

Making Government Work Can Transform Africa

Tony Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blair

The international development community needs to find new ways to support leaders in Africa to do the right thing. No leader deserves a blank check, but it is not enough for us to just say that Africa needs more Mandelas and fewer Mobutus.

Prevention Is Better Than Post-Conflict Catch-Up

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Violence is the antithesis of development. It tears down what's been built up. It destroys lives, shortens horizons, and inflicts huge psychological and physical pain.

Is Somaliland One of Africa's Most Vibrant Democracies?

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

This week Somalia marked its 50th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. It could not have been celebrated more differently in the north and...

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

Only a New Global System Can Handle a World of Explosive Risk

Ian Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Goldin

One lesson from the financial crisis is inescapable -- that the world's governing bodies, from the UN to the World Bank, from the G20 to the IMF, can no longer cope with systemic risks of these kinds.

A New Paradigm for Engaging Somalia

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Voices of reason are becoming more audible against the current chaos. More and more Somalis are coming to realize that the path ahead leads nowhere except the assured suicide of a nation.

Where There's a Will There's a Won't

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Mo Hanan

When did viewing the world with a sense of wonder at its marvels and goodwill toward its occupants ever feel unnatural? It's the most natural state on earth.

Brits on Edge of Seat Too

Bruna Zanelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruna Zanelli

With only a few days left, many Brits are just as focused on the U.S. presidential election as Americans.

The World Is Not Undecided

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jillian York

A quick glance at the global blogosphere and it's clear who the world wants for president: Barack Obama. The international community likes his charisma, foreign policy, take on the issues, and that he's so different from Bush.

Foreign Assistance Crucial To World Health And U.S. Security

Jirair Ratevosian and David Bryden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jirair Ratevosian and David Bryden

Why are both parties, who have repeatedly spoken in favor of increasing foreign assistance, now so quick to propose slowing down or canceling aid that can help fight urgent disease threats and restore America's battered image abroad?