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Nikolas Kozloff

Welcome to Ukraine: Wild West of Populist Politics

Nikolas Kozloff | March 6, 2015 | World
In the wake of revolution and the midst of war, Ukrainian politics is becoming increasingly more volatile. Intent on proving their anti-establishment bona fides, public figures are turning to firebrand populism in an effort to bolster their own "authenticity" and folksiness.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Preparing to Be Disrupted

Nathan Gardels | March 6, 2015 | World
This week, The WorldPost conference on "The Future of Work" took place at Lancaster House in London. Discussion around the theme "prepare to be disrupted" ranged from how the emergent sharing economy, along with 3D desktop manufacturing, would take work back into the home to worries that automation could eliminate as much as 47 percent of current jobs in the United States. Participants included Google's Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, economists Laura Tyson, Nouriel Roubini and Mohamed El-Erian, Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson, Japanese robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi and Arianna Huffington among others. Jordan's Queen Rania spoke about how social media is fostering small business startups in the Arab world and offering a different narrative than that of the fanatics. She also called for dropping the "I" from ISIS since "there's nothing Islamic about them." (continued)
Jamele Rigolini

Four Facts About Poverty in Latin America you Probably Didn't Know

Jamele Rigolini | March 6, 2015 | World
In 2010, Latin America set a new record: for the first time ever the region had more middle class people than poor.
Mary Anne Mercer

Preventing Infant Deaths: What Can We Learn From Cuba?

Mary Anne Mercer | March 6, 2015 | World
On a recent trip to Cuba I determined to find out how that country manages to have an infant mortality rate well below that of the U.S., with dramatically fewer resources than we have.
Behlül Özkan

Amidst the Medieval Darkness of ISIS, the Kurds Stand for Secularism and Democracy in the Middle East

Behlül Özkan | March 6, 2015 | World
Turkey's Kurdish movement has managed to survive and grow for 30 years in the Middle East, where politics is a dangerous business. Whether in Iran, Iraq, Syria or Turkey, the Kurds are now one of the key players in the Middle East, having won the world's admiration for their defeat of ISIS in Kobani. Secular, democratic and a champion of women's rights, the Kurdish movement has emerged as the most serious rival to radical groups like ISIS.
Paul Seils

Political Pardons Would Damage the Legacy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Paul Seils | March 6, 2015 | World
President Zuma should make the climb to the moral high ground currently occupied by the victims. From there he may see more clearly the values that are needed to build the nation.
Adil E. Shamoo

Why ISIS Exists

Adil E. Shamoo | March 6, 2015 | Politics
The Middle East is suffering the blowback from rotten U.S. policies, disastrous wars, and cultural turmoil. ISIS and its ilk are one result.
Nish Gera

Why Is the Indian Government so Afraid of This Film?

Nish Gera | March 6, 2015 | World
What this documentary did is to reignite the issue, even if for another brief moment. By banning it though, the Indian government has raised questions that are both urgent and dangerous. What does this mean for free speech in India, the world's largest democracy?
David Moshman

Israel Palestine: A Constitutional Democracy

David Moshman | March 6, 2015 | World
The only possible solution to the problem of Israel and Palestine, it is generally assumed, is to recognize the two peoples and divide the land between them. The only question, it appears, is where to draw the line and what happens to people who end up on the wrong side.
Dagfinn Høybråten

Why Gender Equality Is a Sustainable Approach to Innovation

Dagfinn Høybråten | March 6, 2015 | Business
Gender equality from cradle to grave, then? Yes, because as the Nordic Ministers for Equality highlighted at the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in New York this week, equality benefits men as well as women. And what's more, the national economy benefits too.
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

Mind the (Gender) Gap

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | March 6, 2015 | Women
Tackling this issue requires a change in a society's understanding of "what a woman can or can not do." Policies help. Signing treaties help. Yet, advocating a change in mentality requires reframing the conversation at the policy level.
Tim Stone

Green on Blue: Tour de Force Novel on War-Torn Afghanistan

Tim Stone | March 6, 2015 | Books
Green on Blue, a stunning debut novel by decorated veteran Elliot Ackerman, conveys not only the contradictions and duplicity of the war in Afghanistan, but of war itself.
Lynda Lopez

International Women's Day: Leveraging Mobile for Women's Empowerment and Equality

Lynda Lopez | March 6, 2015 | Impact
Women have come a long way in developed and developing countries, but significant gaps remain. We believe that mobile technology will go a long way in helping us close those gaps, empowering women with information, services and ultimately, confidence, that will help them best care for themselves, and their families.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

We Must Act Now for Science and Technology to Drive Gender Equality

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | March 6, 2015 | Impact
We have been addressing gender inequality globally for well over a century, and women and society cannot afford to wait any longer. We must put an expiry date on discrimination against women.
Nicola Mendelsohn

Reflecting on Women's Achievements on International Women's Day

Nicola Mendelsohn | March 6, 2015 | Impact
As I reflect on our successes this International Women's Day, I am truly excited to see what the future has in store for the women of today, and for the generations to come.
Nicola Ruane

How Can We Transform Workplaces to Drive Wellbeing? A Finance Industry Perspective

Nicola Ruane | March 6, 2015 | World
Regaining the public's trust is on the priority list of most, if not all, of our global financial institutions and is critical, not just for the banks reputation but for employees also, and here's why.
Benjamin Hay

4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Purpose

Benjamin Hay | March 6, 2015 | World
Purpose in business is about embedding a shared philosophy into the DNA of an organization -- one that is both the driver and the sustaining force for its success.
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

The Year of the Woman

Muna Rihani Al-Nasser | March 6, 2015 | Impact
As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8th, it is time to remember that are many gains to be cherished and there many gaps that still persist.
John Feffer

The Church as Opposition in Poland

John Feffer | March 6, 2015 | World
I talked with Maciej Kozlowski, who served in the Polish embassy in the United States, became the ambassador to Israel, and was responsible for Middle Eastern affairs on his return to Poland, about his work on Christian-Jewish relations, the debate in Poland and Israel over the work of historian Jan Gross, and why a new liberal movement has yet to emerge in Poland today.
Richard Branson

On International Women's Day, Business Leaders Call for Action

Richard Branson | March 6, 2015 | Impact
Business leaders call for action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and encourage business to build companies that truly value diversity
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