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Eric Reeves

The International Embrace of Khartoum's Genocidal Regime

Eric Reeves | May 31, 2016 | World
Why should we believe that Obama will not betray the Sudanese people as a whole just as cynically in the present moment, especially with the cover of so many European countries eager to embrace a genocidal regime?
Jonathan Greenblatt

Jonathan Greenblatt: BDS Must be Taken on With Every Measure of Seriousness

Jonathan Greenblatt | May 31, 2016 | World
On May 31st, I addressed the Ambassadors Against BDS International Summit at the United Nations, which was hosted by the Israeli Mission to the UN: The following are my remarks as delivered: It is ironic to be speaking today here at the United Nations. The UN is the place that...
Ronald Tiersky

Defeating the Islamic State: Advice from Sun Tsu

Ronald Tiersky | May 31, 2016 | World
Anti-Islamic State coalition military operations are underway, with the ultimate goal of destroying the Islamic State in Syria/Iraq.
Peter Yeo

Mali Terror Threat Intensifies

Peter Yeo | May 31, 2016 | World
The crisis in Mali has landed upon front pages again this week, and what has become a recurring headline is cause for concern: 'Terror groups target United Nations peacekeepers.'
Elena Ulansky

Is Nationalism on the Rise Globally?

Elena Ulansky | May 31, 2016 | World
The cold wind of intolerance, authoritarianism, and nationalism is blowing across America and Europe. The unexpected rise of Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee in the United States and the recent political stirrings in Europe are oddly built of the same cloth. Intolerance...
Andréa Martinelli

Rio Gang Rape Reveals Our Society's Shocking Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

Andréa Martinelli | May 31, 2016 | World
A case like this is about all of us. It reminds us of who we are and the long road we have ahead of us. We will not be quiet. We will speak out even for those who cannot speak for themselves. We are more beautiful when we are together. And when we are angry
Georgette Mulheir

The 1st of June: What it Means to a Child's Identity and the Right to Family and Future

Georgette Mulheir | May 31, 2016 | World
In the year 2000, together with UNICEF, I was researching the burgeoning process of 'deinstitutionalization' in Romania. Some counties had already closed institutions and the government was gearing up to develop a national strategy.
UN Women

From Where I Stand: Sonja Dimitrijoska

UN Women | May 31, 2016 | World
Cross-posted fromUN Women Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva “Although the job can be very stressful and intense, I love what I am doing. I started working as a humanitarian worker at the refugee transit centre in...
James Sherr

Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction

James Sherr | May 31, 2016 | World
The challenge for NATO is no different than it used to be in West Berlin: to persuade Russia that any war means full-scale war.
Danny Postel

Syria's Medical and Humanitarian Nightmare: An Interview with Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Danny Postel | May 31, 2016 | World
Since their days as medical school classmates, Bashar al-Assad and Zaher Sahloul have followed rather different paths: one became a war criminal; the other, a humanitarian advocate.
Daniel H. Foster

How To Turn Trump Fans? Show Them A Greek Tragedy

Daniel H. Foster | May 31, 2016 | World
Trump may not be this popular if we paid more attention to ancient Greek tragedy.
Ian Goldin

The Historic Moment We're in -- Again

Ian Goldin | May 31, 2016 | World
If we want to attain the greatness for which humanity is once again eligible, we must keep faith in its possibility. We must do all we can to realize it. We must broaden and share more widely the benefits of progress. And we must help one another to cope with the shocks that none of us will see coming.
Joshua Wong

In Hong Kong and All Around the World, the #StarWarsGen Will Be Wooed, Not Coerced

Joshua Wong | May 31, 2016 | World
We have no allegiance to national governments. Like Star Wars characters, we don't care much about where people come from and what color their skin is. Instead, we are focused on where they are going.
Michael Brenner

The Best (and Worst) Laid Plans

Michael Brenner | May 31, 2016 | World
The historic American project has faltered badly. Individual developments signal at once basic design flaws and obtuse implementation. Every major initiative has failed -- and failed ignominiously.
Pawel Adamowicz

Gdansk Labor Market Among the Fastest Growing in the EU

Pawel Adamowicz | May 31, 2016 | World
Gdansk has been currently experiencing a great time for its economy and labor market. The number of employed persons in the Pomorskie region grew by more than 40% between 2006 and 2016. It is an unprecedented growth in the EU and a proof of our rapid economic development. The city...
The Conversation Africa

Why schools shouldn't approach technology like businesses once did

The Conversation Africa | May 31, 2016 | World
Craig Blewett, University of KwaZulu-Natal Computers began reaching the business world during the 1980s. Companies used them to automate many routine manual tasks. This led to what economist Robert Solow dubbed the Productivity Paradox. In 1987, he famously
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Is Peru Paving the Way for the Next Radical Outsider?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | May 30, 2016 | World
The seemingly stable Peruvian runoff election raises concerns about the next President's ability to push needed reforms that would decrease the possibilities of the rise of a new radical outsider...
Christine Deakers

How data science can help save the world

Christine Deakers | May 30, 2016 | World
When the Indonesian government threatened to remove democratic local elections, 118,000 citizens signed a petition to preserve their right to vote.
Deborah Lehr

Xi's Green Teams Fight for the Environment

Deborah Lehr | May 31, 2016 | World
Chinese President Xi Jinping was an unexpected savior of the historic Paris Climate Summit last December. He offered far reaching Chinese commitments to reduce carbon emissions, and also provided necessary political momentum to finalize the difficult international negotiations.
Dylan Ratigan

Reducing Conflict and Remembering Those Who Died Fighting

Dylan Ratigan | May 30, 2016 | Green
This weekend, as we reflect on remembrance and those who won't return from conflict, it is helpful to reflect on conflict itself and why we even have it. Resource scarcity is at the root of global conflict.
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