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What We Can Learn From the Tax Revolt and Genocide in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Just this past week, disturbing reports came in about the ongoing violence around the world, and the genocidal violence now taking place in the Central African Republic. As a guest of the State Department, I recently visited Cambodia and later traveled to Vietnam, and was reminded of the tragic history of genocide in the region.

Gerry Adams

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.

Crushing the Revolution in the Arab Middle East

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Americans, nurtured by a belief in the virtues of revolution and democracy, have been shocked by the way Bashar Assad and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and their armies have been crushing the revolutionary uprisings in Syria and Egypt.

Dancing With Dictators

Rajan Menon | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

How exactly do you convince a population that's energized by having at long last deposed a dictator to hold off on elections until the conditions are right? Who decides what those conditions are and when they are present in sufficient strength?

We Must Invent a New World

Matthieu Pigasse | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Matthieu Pigasse

We are living through a turning point, in great confusion. Nothing of what seemed obvious yesterday is evident today. Nor are there any signs to tell us what future certainties will be.

Please Reconsider the Term "Arab Spring"

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Maytha Alhassen

The irony of the Western invention of the "Arab Spring" is that regardless of citizenry remonstrations for "self-determination," we still continue to see the Arab region in our eyes and not through theirs.

America and the Fourth Realignment: A Policy for the New Middle East

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 10.26.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

The year 2011 represents the first time since the birth of the modern Middle East that Western powers are collectively standing with the bulk of Arab public opinion.

U.S. and Syria: How to Intervene Correctly

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

It may be that the Obama Administration conducted itself clumsily and slowly with regard to Syria, but military intervention has never been an option, and what is the policy now is the one realistic course of action open for the U.S., therefore the correct one.

Media Live Up to Name as Game Changers in Spreading Arab Revolutions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Any invasion of armies today is being met with an equally hard-hitting invasion of media to cover unfolding events -- often to the consternation of those who seek to suppress people.

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.

Am I Better Than Facebook?

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Facebook me is better than actual me. Smarter, wittier, funner, prettier. But does Facebook, as a platform, reduce the richness of my personhood? Absolutely.

FILM: Is Brazilian Film The Future?

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.