Barack Obama ,
Mutual Defense Treaty,
Six Party Talks,
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.
Ukraine Internationally Displaced Persons,
Worldpost Global Order,
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."
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.
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.
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.
Countering Violent Extremism,
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
Memorial Art Gallery,
Brooklyn Street Art,
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.
WorldPost Science And Tech,
Climate Change Agriculture,
Food Climate Change,
Food Global Warming,
Future Of Food,
Worldpost Future Series,
Worldpost Global Order,
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."
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.
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.
People's Democratic Party,
WorldPost Middle East,
Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
Turkey Kurdish Question,
Worldpost Global Order,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.