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The Evolution of the Davos Man

Akash Arasu | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Akash Arasu

At every gathering of the World Economic Forum, the term "Davos Man" comes alive across the mediasphere and leaves a bad taste in the mouth of many. I would propose a re-examination of the label.

2012 World Vision Strong Women Strong World Luncheon: A Woman's Right to Personal Hygiene

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

We must view the progress of the water and sanitation MDGs through a gendered lens. It is easily understood that the need for safe water is universal, a necessity for every man, woman and child. Sanitation conditions are still largely seen as private and taboo.

Cutting the Ribbon in Burma Without Doing the Work in Iran and Syria

Richard Grenell | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Richard Grenell

Obama's visit to 'cut the ribbon' on a seemingly foreign policy success story is the culmination of years of risk-taking leadership from previous presidential administrations. Sadly, the Obama team hasn't even taken risks on the difficult issues of Cuba, Palestine, Sudan or Iran.

Kofi Annan: Paul Ryan Was 'Dead Wrong' On Syria

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is warning that military intervention in Syria by the major powers won't work. In comments to ...

Kofi Annan At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 1. Kofi Annan At Sixth And I Can you think of any other former United Nations secretaries general speaking tonigh...

TONIGHT: Celebrate John Cage

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.04.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 1. John Cage Centennial Festival At Corcoran Gallery The very important 20th century American composer now has his ...

Brahimi Reportedly Agrees To Succeed Annan

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to replace Kofi Annan as ...

Brahimi Won't Risk His Reputation in Vain

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.14.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Former Algerian top diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is set to become the new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria. Let us take a look at Brahimi's pros and cons for Syria.

Annan Steps Off His Road to Nowhere

Robert Powell | Posted 10.14.2012 | World
Robert Powell

Mediation between the two warring sides -- on one side, a regime that has been committing crimes against its own people for over 40 years, and, on the other, a popular army hell-bent on making them pay -- was always doomed to failure.

Bring Annan Back!

James Zogby | Posted 08.11.2012 | World
James Zogby

In the wake of Kofi Annan's resignation as Special United Nation's Envoy for Syria, hawks are circling and war-drums are beating. Before the clamor drowns out right-reason, a few words of caution are in order.

Former Foreign Minister Expected To Succeed Annan

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The man expected to replace Kofi Annan as the U.N.-Arab League mediator on Syr...

A Devastating Regional War Is Not Farfetched

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Both China and Russia have used the Security Council to serve their own interests and within the formula of trade-offs between the two of them, not within the framework of the duties and responsibilities of countries that hold veto powers.

Who Will Replace Annan?

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - As Syria spirals deeper into a full-scale civil war, Western delegations at t...

Twin Departures Signal Death Watch in Damascus

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

The flight to Jordan Monday of Syrian prime minister Riyad Farid Hijab demonstrates that growing numbers of longtime stalwarts of the Ba'ath party regime -- at least those from the country's Sunni majority -- now despair of a negotiated transition and want out.

Kofi Annan Calls It Quits

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

The United Nations' envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, submitted his resignation on Thursday, citing finger pointing and divisions within the Security Counci...

Syria: Getting Worse in Tolerating the Intolerable?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The longer the carnage continues in Syria, the harder it will be for the families of at least 17,000 dead to seek a negotiated settlement rather than revenge.

The Secret Battle for Syria

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

It is extremely difficult to decipher who has taken up arms against each other inside the war-torn nation. But after several months of assessing the situation, a murky, violent and terrifying picture is emerging of who is engaged in the fighting for and against the Assad regime.

White House Does Not Support U.N. Mission Extension In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 19 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday criticized the vetoes of Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council sanctions...

Annan Deplores Lack Of Unity On Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

GENEVA, July 19 (Reuters) - International mediator Kofi Annan voiced disappointment on Thursday at the failure of world powers to reach a common pos...

Russia Reassessment Critical After Syrian Officials' Killings

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

The suicide attack Wednesday that killed Syria's defense minister and other top military officials, could not have been better timed to shake Russia's leaders out of their go-slow complacency toward forcing an end to the fighting there.

No Reconciliation With the Butcher of Damascus

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.15.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The outcry of the Syrian people has been heard time and time again, but the international community remains paralyzed, engaged in wishful thinking that somehow the Assad regime will heed their call.

The Yearning of the Arabs for a Normal Life

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

This is a phase that requires wisdom and maturity on the part of all players in the entire Arab region, not just in Syria, Libya or Egypt, where the challenge is clearer than it is in other parts of the Arab region.

Envoy 'Appalled' Over Reports Of New Massacre

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- International envoy Kofi Annan says he is "shocked and appalled" by reports of a mass killing in the Syrian village of Tremseh. Syrian ac...

Annan Details New Syria Peace Plan

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, sayi...

Kofi Annan Arrives In Baghdad For Talks

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

GENEVA, July 10 (Reuters) - International mediator Kofi Annan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on th...