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Muqtedar Khan

Turkey at a Crossroads After the Ankara Bombing

Muqtedar Khan | October 13, 2015 | World
Today Turkey is more divided than ever before at home and more susceptible to foreign powers. Russia violates its airspace and ISIS violates its territorial space. Its time to mend fences at home and on the border.
Negin Taleb

Why We Chose the Bernie Sanders Rally to Make a Statement

Negin Taleb | October 13, 2015 | College
At a Bernie Sanders rally in Boston on Saturday, October 3, members of our group, Boston Students for Justice in Palestine, were threatened with arrest after the campaign staff had requested the removal of a banner that read "Will Ya‪ ‎#FeelTheBern 4 Palestine??!"
Gil Troy

Understanding the Culture of the Clinton Era

Gil Troy | October 13, 2015 | World
Writing about the Clintons as a real-time commentator during the 1990s and then again as an historian when writing my new book, The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s, was an interesting intellectual experience in charting my own evolution.
Marc Lamont Hill

Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh

Marc Lamont Hill | October 13, 2015 | Black Voices
Odeh's is an important story. A story of Palestine. A story of refugees, of military occupation and torture, of political imprisonment, of women's rights organizing, of freedom. But Odeh's must also be understood as a Black story. No one is free until everyone is free from oppression.
Sigmar Gabriel

Germany Can't Indefinitely Absorb Refugees

Sigmar Gabriel | October 13, 2015 | World
The most important and ongoing task of our foreign policy is to fight the root cause of the refugee crisis.
Marjorie Cohn

Kunduz Hospital Bombing: Probable Cause the US Committed a War Crime

Marjorie Cohn | October 13, 2015 | Politics
Obama should consent to a full, independent, impartial investigation of the hospital bombing by IHFFC. If that investigation shows that war crimes probably occurred, appropriate prosecutions of the U.S. chain of command should ensue.
John Feffer

The Boomerang Intellectual

John Feffer | October 13, 2015 | World
If an American wants to experience pure capitalism, they should leave Chicago and come to Budapest. No local politician in Illinois would be allowed to say the things that any Polish, Hungarian politician says: "Oh, you have nothing to eat? Well, you should be more enterprising!"
Taina Bien-Aime

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | October 13, 2015 | World
What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?
Giorgio Cafiero

The Hajj Stampede Exacerbates Saudi-Iranian Tension

Giorgio Cafiero | October 13, 2015 | World
Last month's tragic crane collapse in Mecca and stampede in Mina certainly damaged Saudi Arabia's prestige and have raised further question about Riyadh's capacity to effectively administer the Hajj.
Roads & Kingdoms

5 O'Clock Somewhere: Each Morning Should Start with a Cup of Mulberry Vodka

Roads & Kingdoms | October 13, 2015 | World
In Armenian tradition, each shot must be preceded by a sincere, open-hearted toast. And each should be succeeded by zakuska, food meant to help the gulp go down softer: pickles, bread, cheese, figs or grapes.
Tom O'Bryan

Three Strategies to Tackle Sexual Violence in Congo

Tom O'Bryan | October 13, 2015 | World
Congo has suffered from its singular framing as "the rape capital of the world."The attention devoted to this problem has inadvertently led to the neglect of other challenges in DRC. It has also led to a fundamental misunderstanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to sexual violence.
Pico Iyer

The Disappearance of Self in Japan

Pico Iyer | October 13, 2015 | World
After living in Japan for decades -- but still very much an outsider -- I reflect on Buddhism, Zen, the concept of self and what it all doesn't mean.
Daniel Wagner

Chest Thumping and Chess Playing in Syria

Daniel Wagner | October 13, 2015 | World
Political pundits in the U.S. are working overtime trying to get in to the mind of Vladimir Putin and explain to the world why Mr. Putin has decided to jump into the fray in Syria.
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Out of Sight: New Defenders of Wildlife Report Reveals Surprising Supplier of Shocking Illegal Wildlife Trade Into the United States, Latin America

Jamie Rappaport Clark | October 13, 2015 | Green
Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry. President Obama has called it an international crisis, and we need to treat it like one.
Vincent Intondi

Peace is Not Weak

Vincent Intondi | October 13, 2015 | World
Today, it seems that we are surround by war, gun violence, and police brutality, and that is the very reason, now more than ever, we must collectively strive for peace. That does not mean, we should naively think achieving peace will be easy or even in our lifetime.
Josue Lopez Calderon

40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | October 13, 2015 | World
One way to do so is through the Global Diaspora Week which perfectly coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, thus creating a great opportunity to highlight diverse innovators from one of the nation's largest groups, the Hispanic Diaspora.

Resigning Over the Iraq War

ADST | October 13, 2015 | World
In 2001 Ann Wright served as the first political officer in the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Two years later she was one of three diplomats to publicly resign from the Foreign Service due to disagreements with the Bush Administration's foreign policy on Iraq and other issues.
Fréderike Geerdink

Only a Truly New Turkey Can Shed Light on the Ankara Massacre

Fréderike Geerdink | October 13, 2015 | World
A radical break with the past is the only way to provide the families of the Ankara massacre victims with the answers they deserve. The current state can't properly and convincingly investigate the political murders committed against its citizens. Only a truly new Turkey, based on pluralistic citizenship, can.
Ruth Dreifuss

Time to Abolish Drug-Related Death Penalty

Ruth Dreifuss | October 13, 2015 | World
The death penalty is an unusually cruel and inhumane form of punishment. It also demonstrably fails to deter crime, drug-related or otherwise. Countries carrying out executions for drug offenses simply do not register significant shifts in either supply or demand.
B. Shaw Drake

U.S. Stands Alone: Not Signing U.N. Child Rights Treaty Leaves Migrant Children Vulnerable

B. Shaw Drake | October 13, 2015 | Politics
Upon arrival in the United States, children must not be arbitrarily detained, and must be allowed to pursue asylum and reunite with their family as required under U.S. law. International legal norms are clear: detention is never in a child's best interest.
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