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Doug Bandow

Kick South Korea Off of America's Defense Dole: Seoul Should Be Too Proud to Be an International "Welfare Queen"

Doug Bandow | July 29, 2015 | World
With Seoul locked into its role as military dependent, America should stop playing the indulgent parent and push the adult child out into the real world. Better, Seoul should take the initiative and end its unnatural reliance on the U.S. Nearly seventy years of defense welfare is enough.
Ioana Moldovan

When Ukraine Is No Longer Ukraine

Ioana Moldovan | July 29, 2015 | World
DONETSK -- "Of course we want to stay in Ukraine. We were, are and want to be Ukrainians. But we just want peace, and if it will be different, it does not matter, because we just want to have bright blue sky and no shelling. I want to go back home, not to Russia, but home."
Steve Backshall

British Sharks in Troubled Waters

Steve Backshall | July 30, 2015 | UK
We need to act to stop uncontrolled shark fishing now; adopting effective management before crisis recovery plans are needed. The high seas can no longer be an out of sight out of mind wild frontier where anything goes. We could lose sharks from our seas within my lifetime, and that simply must not happen. Lose the sharks, the mighty, mysterious lords of the deep, and our planet's oceans would be infinitely poorer places.
Ralph Neas

TPP Threatens Access to Affordable Medications for People Around the World

Ralph Neas | July 29, 2015 | Politics
Rather than continuing the forward momentum toward greater access to affordable medications for all, the TPP threatens to take a significant step backward by including a number of provisions that solely benefit the brand name drug industry. As drafted, the TPP will result in hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending.
Sasha Toperich

A Much Needed New Economic Paradigm For Algeria

Sasha Toperich | July 29, 2015 | World
Algeria is lately facing a dramatic setback to its ambitious plan to build a modern nation and economy with its large infrastructure investment program, like all countries that rely heavily on oil and gas.
Antony Blinken

A Global Partnership Against Violent Extremism

Antony Blinken | July 29, 2015 | World
Today in Rome and every day into the future, we can show violent extremists that their efforts to divide us have not only failed, but have inspired new unity, agility, and resolve to defeat them.
Robert Walker

Still Growing: Latest World Population Projections

Robert Walker | July 29, 2015 | World
An estimated 225 million women in the developing world want to avoid a pregnancy, but are not using a modern method of contraception. These women need improved access to contraceptives and the ability to decide for themselves the spacing and timing of their pregnancies.
Nigel Hughes

Dying for a Natural Explanation

Nigel Hughes | July 29, 2015 | World
Voices that promoted the value and beauty of viewing the world naturally were cut down by those who prefer a particular supernatural explanation for our origins and, although happening half a world away, this issue resonates directly with critical choices that our own society must make.

Communist Takeover of Nanking

ADST | July 29, 2015 | World
On April 23, 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, Mao's People's Liberation Army (PLA) captured the city of Nanking, now known as Nanjing, then capital of China and headquarters of the Nationalist Party (also known as the Kuomintang or KMT). Though fighting would continue for the rest of the year...
Amanda Glassman

Shooting to Kill: A Hunter's Right?

Amanda Glassman | July 29, 2015 | Green
The lion that Walter James Palmer killed was not part of an endangered population. But he was named Cecil. And to those familiar with the park, he was one of a kind -- considered the most famous creature in the park.
Kimberly Burge

5 Lessons I Learned About Writing from the Girls of Gugulethu

Kimberly Burge | July 29, 2015 | Arts
When I went to South Africa in 2010 to lead a creative writing club for teenage girls, I made sure to emphasize that word: club. I had never taught writing before, didn't have a teaching assistantship as I earned an MFA in nonfiction. I would not be correcting their grammar, nor assigning homework. Besides, how could I persuade girls to spend their Saturday afternoons in a writing class?
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

WALL\THERAPY 2015: Surrealism and the Fantastic

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | July 29, 2015 | Arts
In partnership and as a cultural exchange with Berlin's Urban Nation (UN) this year, Wall\Therapy 2015 curated this selection of international and local street artists who bring doorways and mirrors for you to step through.
Joel K. Bourne, Jr.

We Are Literally Farming Ourselves Out of Food

Joel K. Bourne, Jr. | July 29, 2015 | World
In order to feed the estimated 9.6 billion people expected to be living on Earth by 2050, agriculture experts predict we'll need to increase food supplies by 70 to 110 percent, or as World Food Prize recipient Gebisa Ejeta said in 2010, "We'll have to learn to produce as much food in the next four decades as we have since the beginning of civilization."
Raza Jafar

Pioneering Social Solutions In The Arab World

Raza Jafar | July 29, 2015 | Impact
Instead of old-style philanthropy, social entrepreneurship encourages a sustainable, triple bottom line approach to business issues, comprising an effective 'repackaging' of capitalism for the century ahead.
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Why Can You Uber it to Someone's Home in China But You Can't Google or Facebook Them?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | July 29, 2015 | Business
While there is disagreement about its numbers -- its own estimates of a million rides a day are disputed -- what is not in dispute is that Uber may have achieved the seemingly impossible: as a tech company in the business of consumer data collection, it has cracked the Chinese market.
Graham E. Fuller

Here's What's Behind Erdoğan's New Airstrikes -- And Why They Could Backfire

Graham E. Fuller | July 29, 2015 | World
Ankara has now finally and begrudgingly attacked ISIS in Syria. Why now? Just what is going on? There may not be any coherent strategy, but here's what I think are the key issues driving policy.
Richard Howitt

One Year On - The Sparks Which Could Reignite 'Hot War' in Ukraine

Richard Howitt | July 28, 2015 | UK Politics
The last week has left me in no doubt that this is quite literally a fight for Europe within Ukraine. Europe has to consider very carefully the consequences for all of us whether it is a fight we can afford to be lost and to decide for ourselves exactly what constitutes victory or defeat? Cold war, hot war or no war at all.
Terrie E. Taylor

While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let's Eliminate Malaria Deaths

Terrie E. Taylor | July 28, 2015 | Health News
The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.
Joseph B. Kadane

China Today

Joseph B. Kadane | July 28, 2015 | World
The basis of the China Communist Party's hold on power since Deng is based on persuading the public to trade political say for prosperity. That has worked for several decades, which have seen dramatic economic growth. But change is on the horizon.
Jack Leslie

More Than A Personal Journey

Jack Leslie | July 28, 2015 | Impact
I sat there and watched the rapt attention every Kenyan in the arena was giving this man they claimed as one of their own. And I came to understand the extraordinary contribution this president has made to Africa.
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