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Open-Ended Lies

Max Dorfman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Max Dorfman

When there's such a great difference between what the American population thinks and wants, and what the government desires, how can we feel we're actually being represented? The government will claim they're acting in our best interests -- even if we don't know it.

Iran's Covert and Quiet Military Build Up and Operations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The Islamic Republic has exercised a tactical shift with regards to its mass strategic signaling when it comes to its military and ballistic capabilities, development of nuclear technologies, covert operations, long-range missiles and ICBM capabilities.

ISIS Militants Are Final Memory of School for Many Iraqi Children

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Tara Kangarlou

The Christian Iraqi children are the latest casualties of the fluid terror led by the Islamic State militants also known as ISIS -- children whose final memories of home are heavily armed men raiding their neighborhoods and schools.

A Perversion of Everything We Know

Max Dorfman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Max Dorfman

As I write, our elected government, spurred by President Obama, has declared an interest in training opposing militants to fight ISIS. Not only does t...

Obama Continues Misdirection in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

This is a guest post by Adam Waters, a Senior History Major at Brown University. Adam worked at the Council on Foreign Relations as an intern over the...

Erdogan Needs a Spasm of Lucidity

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Erdogan must realize that his policy of "zero problems with neighbors" has been a dismal failure, his domestic policy that spreads fear rather than freedom will come back to haunt him, and his blind support of extremist groups such as Hamas will catch up with him.

Syria And Iran Slam U.S. Strategy In Fighting The Islamic State

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coaliti...

'Who Is Dayani Cristal?': Offering Resources for the Movement

Lina Srivastava | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

Who is Dayani Cristal?, is an intimate examination of the journey of one migrant who perished in the Arizona desert, far from his native Honduras, with no real identification but a name tattooed over his heart

Indonesia, America and China's Nine-Dash Line

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

When the history of the early part of the 21st century is written, one of the great heroes of the People's Republic of China might turn out to be an anonymous map-maker from the late 1940s whose work is helping to drive increasingly dangerous confrontations today between China and its neighbors across the South China Sea.

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

The Best Economies In The World

24/7 Wall St. | Robert Serenbetz and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competiti...

Former NATO Commander: Russia Is An 'Adversary' Until Proven Otherwise

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

As NATO leaders wrapped up a two-day summit in the city of Wales on Friday, the organization's former military commander warned that its member states...

Sports Diplomacy With Iran: Breaking Barriers, Bridging Differences

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Bahman Baktiari

Although sports exchanges by themselves cannot resolve all of our problems with Iran, with sports diplomacy we can lay the foundation for a lasting relationship between Iran and the United States.

A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds (Part 3)

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

We recently decided to have an extended email conversation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) in Faisal's home country of Iraq, being called an "Uncle Tom" by white people, the existence -- or non-existence -- of a "moderate" Islam, and the one key factor needed to bring about a true Islamic reformation.

Reckless Policies, Dire Consequences

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Netanyahu-led government's announcement of its decision to annex nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank between the Etzion settlement block and Jerusalem amounts to nothing less than a reckless and offensive act that only further undermines Israel's moral international standing and has dire future consequences.

Will Israel Attack Iran's Nuclear Installation?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Israel has previously threatened to carry out attacks against Iran's nuclear installations. Nevertheless, the major dilemma is whether Israel would realistically attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

Senate Needs to Ratify Nuke Test Ban Treaty

William Lambers | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

The United States simply cannot return to the Cold War days of nuclear tests. We have not carried out any tests since 1992. We need to keep it that way. The alternative is downright scary.

Fulfilling the Promise of the U.S.-India Defense Partnership

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

The past decade has witnessed a transformation in U.S.-India defense and security cooperation. The United States conducts more military exercises with India than any other country in the world.

Global Problems Call for Global Solutions

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Sometimes, amid the heated political debate about what should done by the U.S. government in world affairs, a proposal cuts through the TV babble of the supposed experts with a clear, useful suggestion.

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

The Crisis in Medical Research Portends a Tsunami of Disease

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nothing is more damaging to research than funding instability. The universities and many research laboratories -- including those run by the government -- operate like concertinas. They expand and contract according the whim of Congress.

Why College Music School Rankings Are All Wrong

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
J Nelson Aviance

Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.

7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

Abby Norman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Abby Norman

Since Google has some stake in 23andMe, you can be certain the genomics will be a major focus of Calico's investigations. Genetics too are known to play a role in disease and factors that influence longevity.

Useful Tips on Renting a Family-friendly Villa

MiniTime | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Traveling with family or a large group? Renting a villa may be a better value than a hotel. With the right villa rental, you'll have more space, family-friendly amenities and can live like locals rather than tourists. Plus, depending on the villa, you can save money.