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Pawel Adamowicz

Gdansk as a bridge between East and West

Pawel Adamowicz | September 30, 2016 | World
I feel that we, the countries recently accepted to the European Union, are well positioned to help the aspiring, new democracies reach their dreams of EU accession. That is the reason why I decided to engage in CORLEAP, the forum of local and regional authorities from the European Union and...
James Dorsey

Fighting for the Soul of Islam: A Battle of the Paymasters

James Dorsey | September 30, 2016 | World
By James M. Dorsey A gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital of Grozny that appeared to have effectively excommunicated Saudi-backed ultra-conservatism potentially opens not only a theological but also a geopolitical rift in the Muslim world. The conference, sponsored and attended by some of Saudi Arabia's...
Lynn M. Wagner

Measuring Progress through Data and Narratives: Celebrating the First Anniversary of the 2030 Agenda

Lynn M. Wagner | September 29, 2016 | World
Member States of the United Nations recognized the power of goal setting for achieving objectives through their decision in June 2012, to negotiate a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They confirmed this recognition in September 2015, when they adopted 17 SDGs and...
Doctors Without Borders

Forced From Home

Doctors Without Borders | September 29, 2016 | World
I once heard an astronaut describe his trip to space. At first he saw individual countries, then continents, bound by oceans. When he went high enough he could see only one world. Do we all need to go to the moon to understand that we live together in one interconnected world where peace can be found? I hope that this exhibit helps bring us closer to this view.
Marjorie Cohn

President Obama: ‘Patron’ Of The Israeli Occupation

Marjorie Cohn | September 29, 2016 | World
President Barack Obama has agreed to give Israel a record $38 billion in military aid over the next 10 years, cementing his legacy as the strongest financial supporter of Israel ever to occupy the White House. Obama, whom Israeli journalist Gideon Levy calls “the patron of...

Andy Lau Denies Rumors of His Wife Giving Birth to Second Child

AsiaToday | September 29, 2016 | World
By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - You shouldn't believe in anything simply because it is rumored and spoken by many. Besides, it's hard for women to get pregnant and have a baby in their 50s despite rapid development in medical science. It has been confirmed on Wednesday that the...
Alon Ben-Meir

Statesmanship Versus Demagoguery

Alon Ben-Meir | September 29, 2016 | World
Those who expected nothing new from Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) were not disappointed. Netanyahu displayed his usual arrogant flair and confirmed what is already known, albeit indirectly--his rejection of creating a Palestinian state.
Anastasiya Oleksiyenko

Joy of Exploration: Thoughts From Volunteering With Special Needs Children in Abu Dhabi

Anastasiya Oleksiyenko | September 29, 2016 | World
In February-May 2016 I volunteered at the Future Center for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi. The Community Outreach office at my university NYU Abu Dhabi promoted the opportunity and I felt a need to take it, to actively serve the society in which I had been studying for four years.
Jason McCue

Support Turkey's Democracy

Jason McCue | September 29, 2016 | World
Last year I warned of the currency of regime change in Africa driven by profit and mineral exploitation.   I called for the international community to get tough on coup makers and more importantly on the shadowy figures sitting abroad who...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Why the World Needs Joy Now

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | September 29, 2016 | World
Since the Vietnam War, our way of thinking has changed. More and more people now publicly oppose war; we saw this opposition to war in Kosovo, in Iraq. Many people were against these wars and, from Australia to America, people openly protested against these wars. This is truly a hopeful sign.
Daniel Berezowsky

Two Years After 43 Students Were Kidnapped In Mexico, We Need To Discuss The Legacy Of Ayotzinapa

Daniel Berezowsky | September 29, 2016 | World
Ayotzinapa is still being treated as an isolated incident. It is not regarded critically, and the conversation is therefore often heated and shortsighted. The debate does not tackle the event's legacy, but rather its immediate consequences.
Meena Bose

Hofstra in Hindsight

Meena Bose | September 29, 2016 | Politics
With the second presidential debate two weeks away, both candidates have some time to review the first debate and prepare for the next one. For Trump, practice may be key, particularly extended sessions with one opponent, rather than the many that he had during the primaries.

Hongxiang Group Case Sparks Power Reshuffle In Chinese Government

AsiaToday | September 28, 2016 | World
The case of Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development, a Chinese firm suspected of supporting North Korea's nuclear development program, is getting more complicated.
Evelyn Leopold

Crash In Ukraine: War Crime, Stupidity Or Both?

Evelyn Leopold | September 28, 2016 | World
A Dutch-led investigation team said it had "irrefutable" evidence that a Russian-built missile shot out of the sky a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people, 193 of them Dutch citizens.
Michael Schulder

Getting To Yes In Colombia

Michael Schulder | September 28, 2016 | World
Nearly five years ago, something happened deep in the Colombian jungle that made this week's signing of a peace deal possible. It was a first, risky step, relayed to me by William Ury, co-author of a seminal book on negotiation Getting to Yes.
Robert Caruso

Fortune Favors the Bold

Robert Caruso | September 28, 2016 | World
An intelligence surge is appropriate, lawful, timely, necessary, and critical to achieving the foreign policy aims of the next administration.
András Simonyi

What Colbert and Springsteen Can Teach the Next President about American Power

András Simonyi | September 28, 2016 | Politics
Back in the '60s and '70s, American popular culture played an incredibly important role for us in Communist Eastern Europe, turning our heads toward freedom and democracy. Even the most repressive regimes in Russia and East Germany could not put the "Rock and Roll Genie" back into the bottle.
Bede Sheppard

How Canada Can Protect Schools In War Zones

Bede Sheppard | September 28, 2016 | World
"Sebastian" wore the most dazzling white school-uniform shirt, matched with the dirtiest of sneakers. We met inside a church in the town of Mweso in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, because he wanted to tell me about what happened at his school.
Nathan Gardels

Shimon Peres Never Stopped Looking for New Solutions to Old Problems

Nathan Gardels | September 29, 2016 | World
Shimon Peres never stopped seeking. He was always looking for new solutions to old problems ― and even ancient enmities. The older he got, the more he looked ahead, observing how the world was changing and what it would mean, including for the survival of Israel,...
Rachael Willis

As Millions Die, the Time to Enforce Air Pollution Standards Is Now

Rachael Willis | September 28, 2016 | World
Conventional business wisdom has it that cutting carbon emissions and air pollution hits industrial output hard, stifling global growth and holding back emerging economies in particular.
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