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Tehmina Kazi

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A War That Only Women Can Win

Tehmina Kazi | July 9, 2012 | UK
As NATO troops prepare to withdraw, we must recognise that the real work in Afghanistan and Pakistan has just begun.
Ken Banks

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The Importance of Mobile Services for Women Entrepreneurs

Ken Banks | July 9, 2012 | UK Tech
Women in the developing world are 21% less likely than men to own a mobile, leaving an estimated 300 million excluded from the social and economic opportunities that owning one might bring. Closing this "mobile gender gap" doesn't just make sense for women - it's also an opportunity believed to be worth a staggering $13 billion to network operators annually.
Myleene Klass

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My Unbelievable Experiences With Build it for Babies

Myleene Klass | July 9, 2012 | UK Celebrity
I visited Bangladesh in January and think I must have left a little piece of my heart with the amazing mothers and children over there who have to battle for everything to survive.
Daoud Kuttab

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Is Mofaz-Netanyahu Deal Really Good for Peace?

Daoud Kuttab | July 9, 2012 | World
There is no doubt that if he chooses to make serious concessions for peace, the new coalition will make his efforts easy, but the question is, does the Likud leader want to make these concessions?
Jeffrey Rubin

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Without Growth, There's Only One Ending to Euro Debt Crisis

Jeffrey Rubin | July 9, 2012 | World
What Europe's voters and its central bank are coming to recognize is that unremitting fiscal austerity measures are the wrong prescription for what ails the European economy -- they're actually exacerbating the continent's economic problems.
Kyle Jarrard

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From One Francois to the Next: A Look at France's Leadership

Kyle Jarrard | July 9, 2012 | World
Now comes l'autre François, a breath of fresh air and dignity, with a bit of Tonton in his folded-arms repose and sweet-boy smile. But is he for real, complete with spine? Can he lead the way with a pro-growth banner held high?
Christopher Newfield

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France's Hollande Needs a Socialist Hypothesis

Christopher Newfield | July 9, 2012 | World
Hollande has a simple choice. There's the way down, Sarkozy-style, with anti-socialist politics that deny the value-creating powers of the whole society. There's the way up, through a modern Socialist Hypothesis that brings the whole of society into the building process
Jeff Jacobs

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Lugar Loss Heralds Democratic Dominance on Defense

Jeff Jacobs | July 9, 2012 | Politics
Ten years from now, we may look back at a small GOP primary as the tipping point for Democrats' return to dominance on national defense.
Alexander Mizan

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Greek Elections, Lessons From Argentina 2001-02 ...and a Call for Sanity

Alexander Mizan | July 9, 2012 | World
Greece is on the verge of a national catastrophe. The local political leadership has made successive mistakes, only to be compounded by the recent vote. Let's examine the scenarios.
Haris Tarin

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Let's Finally Bury Bin Laden and Al Qaeda Through Our Engagement

Haris Tarin | July 9, 2012 | Politics
It is time to address the proverbial elephant in the room. For the past decade, the relationship between Western Muslims -- especially American Muslims -- and their governments have been unable to move past the events of 9/11.
Robert Cabot

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Greece in Agony

Robert Cabot | July 9, 2012 | World
There is a surplus of the ugly in Greece -- of avarice, of hideous modernity, corruption, exploitation. But though it is largely hidden, there is something about the tough, durable fiber, the pride of generosity, the fierce instinct for independence which is at the core of the Greek soul.
Barbara Cesar

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G(irls)20 Summit: A Great Campaign!

Barbara Cesar | July 9, 2012 | Impact
It is unfortunate how much violence still exists in Brazil, largely against women. And most part of these women are not able to say anything about it. They usually do not denounce the aggressor.
Amalia Negreponti

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Explosively 'Interesting Times' in Greece

Amalia Negreponti | July 9, 2012 | World
The Greek elections will determine two things: whether we want to remain within the EU, and whether we really want a fascist party to enter our parliament for the first time in Greek history.
Mauricio Claver-Carone

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Cut Cuba-Syria Ties to Receive Public Funds

Mauricio Claver-Carone | July 9, 2012 | Politics
HB 959 is not a "trade bill," it's a procurement bill, legislation that defines who we Floridians want to profit from building our highways, bridges, structures and public-service contracts.
Michel Sidibé

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Make Every Day Mother's Day

Michel Sidibé | July 9, 2012 | Impact
There are three simple things we can all do to ensure babies everywhere can be born free from HIV. Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero.
David Fagin

BIO

Where Have We Seen This Before?

David Fagin | July 9, 2012 | World
Running on a campaign based around anti-immigration, anti-austerity, and all-around fear, Golden Dawn's leader, Nikolaos Mihaloliakos took advantage of Greece's economic and social hopelessness to instill his message of hate to the masses. And, he was sadly rewarded.
Simon Adams

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Barack Obama -- Atrocity Preventer

Simon Adams | July 9, 2012 | World
Beyond Syria, Obama's Atrocities Prevention Board needs to transcend rhetoric and U.N. vetoes in favour of meaningful multilateral engagement.
Joseph F. Coughlin

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Urbanization Interrupted: Economic Stress and Investing in the Well-being of the Global Megacity

Joseph F. Coughlin | July 9, 2012 | World
There is little question that with enough imagination, technology, money, and political will, cities can continue to be vibrant places to live as their populations grow. But what happens when the principal driver of urbanization (economic opportunity and growth) stalls?
Rajan Menon

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Europe's Post-Merkozy Gridlock

Rajan Menon | July 9, 2012 | World
Germany can refuse to budge on austerity, but for how long if its remedies don't cure Europe's ailing economies?
Elisabeth Braw

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "Our Planet Is on the Tipping Point"

Elisabeth Braw | April 26, 2013 | World
The opera arias lent an upbeat note to the UN secretary-general's otherwise glum day: the UN secretary-general has Syria on his mind. In an exclusive interview, he met Metro to talk about Syria, energy and the future of humankind.
Neil Hicks

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Egypt's Presidential Elections: A Moment for the U.S. Government to Lead on Human Rights

Neil Hicks | July 9, 2012 | World
The collapses of authoritarian regimes of the last 15 months should have taught U.S. policymakers one lesson: the old formula of tolerating and colluding with authoritarianism in return for (an often illusory) stability does not work.
Stephen Zunes

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Mali's Struggle: Not Simply of Their Own Making

Stephen Zunes | July 9, 2012 | World
Despite formally handing over power on April 12, however, the junta continued to arrest opponents and still wields considerable influence. Scattered fighting between rival armed forces erupted in the capital last week.
Mathilde Dratwa

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When the Little Guy's Tools for Change Are Co-opted

Mathilde Dratwa | July 9, 2012 | Impact
Should change.org censor content? The company's mission is to "fight for what's right." But if it allows "anyone, anywhere" to start a petition, then who defines "what's right?"
Jake Schmidt

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South Korean Government Approves Mandatory Carbon Trading Program

Jake Schmidt | May 15, 2013 | Green
By a vote of 148-0 South Korean lawmakers have just approved a national emissions trading program to reduce the global warming pollution from its largest sectors by 2015.
Ben Zweifach

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Europe's Tale of Austerity: Don't Try This at Home

Ben Zweifach | July 9, 2012 | Politics
Last week's shellackings across the Atlantic were bad news for both Democrats and Republicans -- because it will make bipartisan deficit reduction that much spookier for everybody in Washington.
Donna Karan

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This Is What Being a Mother Looks Like

Donna Karan | July 9, 2012 | Impact
In honor of Mother's Day, I want to invite you to join me on this journey of advocating for all mothers everywhere. It is an act of love, it is a celebration of life and it is a promise for an inspired tomorrow.
Marianne Schnall

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Tough Talk From Environmental Activist Dr. Helen Caldicott

Marianne Schnall | July 9, 2012 | Green
Dr. Helen Caldicott has passionately devoted the last 40 years to educating the global community about the inherent risks and dangers of nuclear energy and weapons and the critical changes needed to restore and help save our embattled Earth.
Daniel Wagner

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Post-Austerity Greece: The Rise of the Political Fringe

Daniel Wagner | July 9, 2012 | World
The Greek election should be seen for what it is: a repudiation of the medicine Greece has been given over the past four years -- whether it deserved it or not -- with unintended and unforeseen consequences.
Antonio Lucio

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What a Lost Boy From Sudan Taught Me About Leadership

Antonio Lucio | July 8, 2012 | Latino Voices
Lopez Lomong, was born Lopepe Lomong and was raised in a small village of South Sudan. When he was six, he was abducted by paramilitary forces who aimed at turning boys into soldiers. Lopez is one of Sudan's "Lost Boys" and his story is a symbol of leadership, resilience and human achievement.