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安倍晋三 (Shinzō Abe)

Why the U.S. and Japan Should Lead in the Pacific

安倍晋三 (Shinzō Abe) | May 4, 2015 | World
Our predecessors' actions brought great suffering to Asia's peoples, and we must never avert our eyes from that. Today the U.S. and Japan must spread and nurture their shared values: the rule of law, democracy and freedom.
The Advice Project

Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

The Advice Project | May 4, 2015 | Impact
According to a U.N. survey of crime trends in 2008, the rape rate in my country, Cameroon, was 2.4 women per 100,000 citizens. Sadly, these numbers don't reflect the reality of how many women and girls actually get raped in Cameroon.
Thomas Norman DeWolf

Dear Ben Affleck, My Ancestors Were Slave Owners, Too. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Thomas Norman DeWolf | May 4, 2015 | World
I'm sure you want this whole episode behind you. I get that: I'm related to the most successful transatlantic slave-trading dynasty in U.S. history.
John Feffer

The Fragility of Federalism in Europe

John Feffer | May 4, 2015 | World
The European Union is currently facing several existential challenges. The recent parliamentary election in Greece resulted in the victory of a political party that rejects the austerity measures the EU and the IMF have insisted on as a condition for bailing out the Greek economy. The debt-ridden country...
Franziska Kreische

How Online Tools Can Be Used for HIV Education

Franziska Kreische | May 4, 2015 | Impact
In the long run, Choma wants to contribute to an HIV-free generation. That might sound like an ambitious goal, but it's not impossible.
Joana Breidenbach

The Facebook Revolution in Egypt Continues: But Not How You Might Think

Joana Breidenbach | May 4, 2015 | Impact
Instead of sharing cat photos, Egyptians use the social network for new models of society, fundraising and progressive campaigns.
Nancy Snow

A Test for Cool (and Nice) Japan: Press Relations

Nancy Snow | May 4, 2015 | World
To improve Japan's global reputation, the government of Japan must loosen its hold on the free press. Undue pressure on a press, whose duty is to report facts on the ground, creates more critics than defenders of Japan.
Tom Engelhardt

Who Counts?

Tom Engelhardt | May 4, 2015 | Politics
In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts? In Washington, the answers are the same: We don't count and they don't count.
William Bradley

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

William Bradley | May 3, 2015 | Politics
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.
Robert Kuttner

Some More Radical Ideas for Hillary

Robert Kuttner | May 3, 2015 | Politics
Trade promotion authority that the White House needs for both the TPP and the TTIP is now hanging by a thread. A well-placed boot by Hillary Clinton would be the coup de grace. It would show leadership and political nerve. Some Wall Street supporters might get off her bandwagon -- and good riddance. She has plenty to spare.
Robert Muggah

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | May 3, 2015 | Politics
Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.
Richard Stengel

World Press Freedom Day: Protecting Journalists and the Vital Flow of Information

Richard Stengel | May 3, 2015 | World
At a time when the supply of information seems unlimited and overwhelming, journalists and journalism are being challenged like never before. It seems contradictory, but it makes a perverse kind of sense. Despots and autocrats and terrorists are threatened by the free flow of information.
Sabina Dewan

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | May 3, 2015 | World
Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.
William Lambers

Yemen Must Choose Peace or Famine

William Lambers | May 2, 2015 | World
The choice is clear. Yemen can fight, kill and starve their people. Or they can put down the guns and negotiate a settlement. That is the only way to save their country. If they don't the inevitable result is war and famine.
James Zogby

A Night to Remember

James Zogby | May 2, 2015 | Politics
Our annual Khalil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Dinner serves as a reminder of why we do the work we do. It speaks to us of the goals we've set for ourselves, the progress we've made, and the challenges we continue to face.
Yoani Sanchez

A Flooded May Day in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | May 1, 2015 | World
The main scene of the tragedy experienced in the Havana capital is indoors, in the homes where they couldn't save even a chair, but the official press tries to minimize it because it happened a few hours before the "triumphant" First of May.
Gemma Hume

Nepal Earthquake: My Experience in the Heart of Kathmandu

Gemma Hume | May 1, 2015 | Impact
The death toll in the earthquake that struck Nepal last weekend has reached 6,000 people. Nearly 14,000 have been injured and there are many thousands still unaccounted for.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: The WorldPost Hosts Fareed Zakaria

Nathan Gardels | May 1, 2015 | World
This week, The WorldPost hosted a book party in Los Angeles for CNN's Fareed Zakaria as part of the launch of his new treatise, "In Defense of a Liberal Education." He is also a member of the Berggruen Institute's 21st Century Council. Attendees included, among many others, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, financiers Steve Schwarzman, David Bonderman and Mohamed el-Erian, California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, former California Governor Gray Davis and Hollywood producers Brian Grazer, Lawrence Bender and Mike Medavoy. Economist Nouriel Roubini, essayist Pico Iyer and Harvard historian Niall Ferguson also attended. Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban sparred with Zakaria over the rights of Palestinians and the future of Israel as a democratic state. Jack Miles, editor of the "Norton Anthology of World Religions," writes in The WorldPost this week that America is losing in the Mideast because its foreign policy has been technology-focused (drones, etc.) instead of humanities-focused (history, religion, etc.). (continued)
Mihai Pătru

Do Human Rights Really Matter in International Relations?

Mihai Pătru | May 1, 2015 | World
Giving human rights the "ignorance treatment" is far from a new approach for policymakers when it comes to taking a position against the perpetrating regimes. It actually follows a pattern that has occurred in relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia, just to name a few examples.
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The (Real) Fight of the Century!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | May 1, 2015 | Sports
The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been hyped as the "Fight of the Century," and it is the largest purse ever offered, but it can't compare to the clash between the two undefeated champions who stepped into the ring at a time of tremendous turmoil in 1971.
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