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David L. Phillips

Turken Foundation: A Wolf in the Neighborhood

David L. Phillips | October 28, 2016 | World
The Turken Foundation acquired a property and wants to build a student dormitory at 762-766 Second Avenue in New York City. Turken was registered as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit educational organization by the US Internal Revenue Service in June 2014. According to its web site, Turken was established by the Ensar...
Ahmed Charai

Let Kagame Have a Third Term as President

Ahmed Charai | October 28, 2016 | World
Rwandan President Paul Kagame Rwanda, a name indelibly associated with the genocide of as many as 1 million people, is today a beacon of hope on the African continent -- in large part due to the leadership of President Paul...
J. J. Mitchell

Why The Debate On Trade Should Worry Development Communities

J. J. Mitchell | October 27, 2016 | World
Trade has assumed a remarkably prominent position in the US presidential election. In past elections, few topics seemed to dull public attention like tariffs and trade barriers, which meant that politicians typically focused on divisive social issues like abortion and gun control.
Rachael Willis

Why The US Must Continue Its Pivot To Asia

Rachael Willis | October 27, 2016 | World
Relationships between Asian countries and the West are currently in a state of flux. However, if it is to have a hope of stopping the rise of China, the United States should instead harness its special relationship with traditional Asian allies.
Lan Anh Vu

How I Got There: Michael Ignatieff

Lan Anh Vu | October 27, 2016 | World
Michael Ignatieff is a politician, novelist, journalist, philosopher and former presenter of the BBC arts programme The Late Show. He is currently the fifth president and rector of Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Prior to CEU, he was Edward R. Murrow Professor...
Ji Hoon Heo

Hanji: The Thousand Year Old Paper

Ji Hoon Heo | October 27, 2016 | World
Hagay Sobol

UNESCO, France, Israel, Peace And Secularism

Hagay Sobol | October 27, 2016 | World
By passing a resolution excluding any link between the Jewish people, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Executive Board of UNESCO has not voted in a cultural resolution, in accordance with its role, nor a political one, which falls within the competence of the UN.
Norma Bastidas

How I Survived Sexual Violence To Become An Ultra Athlete

Norma Bastidas | October 27, 2016 | Sports
Yes, I'm a remarkable woman, but we all have the capacity to achieve excellence. It's not the circumstances that determine whether or not we have a chance of succeeding, but rather our ability to keep hope alive.
Samuel Getachew

Trade, Not Aid, Will Unshackle Ethiopia From Extreme Poverty

Samuel Getachew | October 27, 2016 | Canada Politics
The difference I have with foreign aid is the very limited role it plays in the long term commitment to helping society become self-sufficient and independent. At best, foreign aid has created dependency, produced corruption, intensified war and made unhealthy heroes of celebrities. Trade is the better option for Ethiopia.

Abe, Putin and Xi's Strategies to Extend Their Term

AsiaToday | October 27, 2016 | World
By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Leaders of Japan, Russia, and China are paving the way to extend their tenure. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has changed party rules to extend its term limit for party president to three-year consecutive terms, opening the possibility of his longer reign. However, the...

Overwork Takes Its Toll On Mental Health Of Japanese Youth

AsiaToday | October 26, 2016 | World
[Source: AFP, Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - It has been revealed that Japanese young people are suffering from overwork-related mental problems amid chronic worker shortages. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has started "Youth...
Haroon Khalid

Should Pakistan get the dancing girl from Mohenjo-Daro back?

Haroon Khalid | October 26, 2016 | World
One cannot really pinpoint where Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf stands ideologically. Not that it is easier to identify the ideological standpoint of other political parties, with the Pakistan People's Party incorporating feudals into its socialist party and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz trying desperately to project itself as...
Eugenia Chandris

The End Of The Beach

Eugenia Chandris | October 26, 2016 | World
The autumnal equinox was officially realized on September 22nd however in Greece, summer is still present with sunshine, albeit dimmed from its previous radiance but still deliciously present, to be savoured. In contrast to a dark and dismal economic climate, we are meteorologically blessed, even the cloudiest of early mornings...
Pawel Adamowicz

A prayer for Aleppo

Pawel Adamowicz | October 26, 2016 | World
The world is so preoccupied with its daily race forward, that it seems not to notice the worst human crisis in decades: the Syrian city of Aleppo is dying with its remaining, besieged inhabitants. Bombed Aleppo. Photo: Wikipedia/Voice of America...
Ameenah Sawwan

Through Their Voices 8.10: The Mentor's Voice

Ameenah Sawwan | October 26, 2016 | World
Moaddamiyeh has been an early hotspot for anti-Assad demonstrations and the following government oppression. The town has endured the siege of the Assad regime since the end of 2012, and it is one of the towns hit by chemical weapons in August 2013. Despite all the violence, these activists believe...
José Manuel García-Margallo

A Call For A Renewed Dialogue

José Manuel García-Margallo | October 26, 2016 | World
Pro-independence political forces have declared their intention to use the institutions of the Catalan regional government, the Generalitat, to organise a referendum on secession in September 2017.
Mohamed Elmenshawy

Here's Why Some Arabs Want Trump

Mohamed Elmenshawy | October 26, 2016 | World
Millions of Arabs who might have otherwise been indifferent towards the 2016 U.S. presidential election now find themselves glued to their television screens and smart phones, actively yet anxiously awaiting the latest news about an unconventional candidate. Though most Arabs view Donald Trump as increasingly erratic, racist,...
Michael Brenner

It's Amazing That Anyone Would Come Home From War Without PTSD

Michael Brenner | October 26, 2016 | Politics
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The question “why war?” has long inspired scholars to seek answers in human nature. Their findings invariably have been ambiguous and judgments inconclusive. While it is easy to make the case that humans do engage in violent behavior as part of their nature, there is no basis for...
The Conversation Global

Why Donald Trump Is Winning Over Many American Hindus

The Conversation Global | October 26, 2016 | Religion
One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions.
Mark Weisbrot

Can The Venezuelan Economy Be Fixed?

Mark Weisbrot | October 26, 2016 | World
The Venezuelan economy cannot recover under the current exchange rate system. It is stuck in recession.
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