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John Mirisch

The Sweden Democrats: How to Deal with a One-Issue Party

John Mirisch | August 31, 2015 | World
There may be numerous people who agree that there are more important issues in Sweden, but evidently there are enough Swedes who think that immigration should be the subject for discussion among all of the political parties.
Malik Siraj Akbar

How Pakistan Negotiates With Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | August 31, 2015 | World
Disclaimer: The title of this article has been inspired by the remarkable book How Pakistan Negotiates With the United States by Ambassadors Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard B. Schaffer. Pakistan has a distinct way of dealing with different countries and it also applies divergent methods while tackling internal...
Rodger Shanahan

In Bombing ISIS in Syria, Australia Could End Up Helping Assad

Rodger Shanahan | August 31, 2015 | World
According to the defense minister, Australia will somehow be able to bomb ISIS targets in eastern Syria without becoming involved in the broader Syrian conflict.
Scott Paul

China's Stock Market Mess Belies Bigger Problems for the United States

Scott Paul | August 31, 2015 | Politics
The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.
Neal Wooten

For Sale: Wisconsin

Neal Wooten | August 31, 2015 | Politics
Scott Walker has been very vocal in the last month calling for Obama to cancel the visit, calling China a "strategic competitor" and saying "we should expect more out of China." There's only one problem with this rhetoric coming from Scott Walker. It's a tad hypocritical.
Benedict Joson

#AkoSiDaniel Campaign Aims to Empower Children in the Philippines Through Education

Benedict Joson | August 31, 2015 | World
As another academic year gets into full swing in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere and some parts of the Southern Hemisphere, so too does an education campaign called #AkoSiDaniel in the Philippines.
Aaron Pomerantz

This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could 'Democratize Science'

Aaron Pomerantz | August 31, 2015 | World
A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an origami-based optical microscope that is small enough to fit inside your pocket. The real kicker: the entire cost of the instrument is less than one dollar.
Diane M. Francis

Market crashes and Migration Linked by Hot Money Flows

Diane M. Francis | August 31, 2015 | World
The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the migrants flooding into Europe captured August headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, all linked. Unprecedented flows of illicit money are damaging most economies. Investors are fleeing this, as are migrants.
Ben Goldsmith

The Free Market Doesn't Have to Be Short Term

Ben Goldsmith | August 31, 2015 | World
LONDON -- It is often said that we live in a culture of instant gratification -- and this is especially true of financial markets. The debt crisis was a spectacular example. Upfront profits blinded over-confident investors to long-term risk -- with disastrous consequences. Since the crash, lack of confidence has given rise to a different type of short-termism.
Nick Street

What Non-Believing Muslims Say About Faith In The World's Largest Muslim Country

Nick Street | August 31, 2015 | Religion
A few of the young men and women I met in Yogyakarta said they had experienced ostracism and even threats as a consequence of their questioning the faith.
Jose Gabilondo

Can Obama Unilaterally End the Cuba Embargo?

Jose Gabilondo | August 31, 2015 | World
This month, President Obama must decide whether the Trading With the Enemy Act still authorizes sanctions against Cuba. The act requires an annual determination by the president that a national emergency exists with respect to Cuba, one that justifies sanctions.
Alon Ben-Meir

A Time For Some Summer Levity: A Conversation Between Netanyahu And Abbas

Alon Ben-Meir | August 31, 2015 | World
The following conversation between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is fictitious.
Key-young Son

How Mutual Recognition Can Avoid a Future War in Asia

Key-young Son | August 31, 2015 | World
SEOUL -- Any future war in Asia will not be about conflicting interests, but "a cultural war for mutual recognition."
Maria Paravantes

Can a Singer Do Greek Politics Better?

Maria Paravantes | August 31, 2015 | World
I can only wonder whether instead, we need people who are good managers more so than those who know how to play the game of politics -- i.e. kinda lying, kinda negotiating, kinda compromising, kinda forgetting morals in the process.
Qin Xiaoying

Why Ignoring China's Commemoration of War Against Japan Is a Foolish Mistake

Qin Xiaoying | August 31, 2015 | World
BEIJING -- Western indifference to the Chinese commemoration is a policy blunder that should have been avoided. This can even be considered as a foolish mistake. Let's make this clear: The truth behind those countries' attitudes toward China's victory day parade is that the United States wants to contain China, Europe sits on the fence and some countries in South East Asia fear or are suspicious of China's rise.
Anne Goddard

Revisiting Kenya

Anne Goddard | August 31, 2015 | Impact
Over the last half-century, an area the size of France in the northern part of Africa has become desert. At the same time, increases in population have led to a spike in development, displacing what was once agricultural land.
Ivan Eland

Recognize that Iraq Is HIstory

Ivan Eland | August 31, 2015 | World
Oftentimes when the U.S. superpower intervenes in the business of other nations, after U.S. troops withdraw, the American people lose interest and the country disappears from the consciousness of the public.
Hillary Clinton

To Restore Trust in Government, Slow Wall Street's Revolving Door

Hillary Clinton | August 31, 2015 | Politics
We need to make sure those who do the people's work in Washington are actually doing it -- not worrying about former or future bosses at the public's expense.
Amitai Etzioni

The Comic Trainers: Why the Collapse of the American-Trained Force in Syria Is No Surprise

Amitai Etzioni | August 31, 2015 | World
The collapse of the American trainee force in Syria should not come as a surprise to anyone who watched a few hundred ISIS fighters rout 30,000 Iraqi troops, who dropped their weapons and ran, abandoning the city of Mosul. This is after the Iraqi army was trained by the U.S. for 12 years.
Mouaffaq Nyrabia

Assad Is Slaughtering Civilians and It's Helping ISIS: Why We Need a No-Fly Zone

Mouaffaq Nyrabia | August 31, 2015 | World
BRUSSELS -- While the world is focused on ISIS, the reality is that Assad's barrel bombs are the leading killer of Syrian civilians. Even the mere threat of a no-fly zone could be enough to move the Syrian crisis towards a political solution. A no-fly zone would also suffocate a central ISIS recruitment narrative by demonstrating that the West is interested in protecting Syrians.
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