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Pakistan's Floods Reveal an Emerging Geopolitics

Saskia Sassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saskia Sassen

Here is another revelation brought forth by the floods in Pakistan: a newfound power for civil society organizations intersecting with global partners for coping with state-failure.

Reimagining Israel's Negev

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Down south in the Negev desert, increasing militarization is constant --at least 80% of the land there is used for military training purposes, including weaponry development.

Israeli soldier mocks Palestinian prisoners in photos

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Highlighting the cold indifference and cruelty that has come to characterize the Israeli occupation, a recently discharged soldier has posted photos o...

An open letter of protest to the Israeli government

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Tonight hundreds--if not thousands--will march in Tel Aviv to protest the deportation of migrant workers' children. After a year-long battle over the...

Sierra Club -- What Hast Thou Wrought and at Whose Cost?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Sierra Club wishes to close down the operations of a fertilizer producer. But do the economic and social pros and cons balance out, and if not, what can be done to bring greater equanimity to these confrontations?

Calling Pakistan's Floods 'Zardari's Katrina' is an Insult to George W. Bush

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Bush's Katrina gaffes simply resulted in a Democratic seizure of power, whereas the political fallout from the Zardari administration's incompetence will have far-reaching consequences.

Spike in Civilian Casualties Shows U.S. War Policy Is Failing Afghans and Americans

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan reports that the number of civilians killed in the first six months of 2010 spiked by 25 percent compared to the same period last year.

A Party-Driven Process: Kyoto Protocol? Copenhagen Accord?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...

Shooting the Messenger: Why BBM Shouldn't Be Banned!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

For nearly a week now, it really seemed like nothing else mattered! Headline news every where, emails, phone conversation and public debates! I am of course referring to the recent 'Blackberry' crises that swept the world.

Drink, Pray, Love: New Yorkers and Pacific Islanders Eschew Interference in Favor of Tolerance.

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Smucker

A strange tale from the remote Spice Islands seems oddly prescient today, particularly as I think of the cataclysmic violence that rocked New York City nearly nine years ago.

U.S. Climate Bill, Regional Accords and State Leadership?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

The Senate shelved climate legislation, making it unlikely that it will be passed this year. The subject has been the source of considerable concern and conversation here at the UNFCCC climate talks.

Peace Through Prosperity in Afghanistan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The Afghan Diaspora wants to share its knowledge and talent with their native bloodline connections to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan through prosperity and government transparency.

Re-Assessing Afghanistan From a National Interest Perspective

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

The day when Afghanistan's battlegrounds will go fallow is coming. Then the Afghans will be left to pick through the detritus of our visit.

Israel Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Children

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the cabinet's decision to naturalize 800 minors while deporting the rest, calling it "reasonable and balanced."

The ADL's Troubling Alliance With the Christian Right

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Sadly, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the nation's foremost Jewish civil rights organization, has come out against the construction of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero.

Qatar's Bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

In stark contrast to the US' coast-to-coast approach, Qatar proposes that every match of the 2022 World Cup will be played within an hour's drive from any other. This would be an advantage for both the players and the fans.

BRIC and Beyond: How Aging Populations Strain Economic Growth

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Age distribution in BRIC and N-11 is important because there's an age range where the population is more likely to be employed and producing economic growth.

British PM and Turkey: Rue, Britannia!

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

British Prime Minister David Cameron traveled to Turkey last week "to establish a new partnership between Britain and Turkey," he stated in an Ankara ...

Iranian Women Sentenced To Stoning Death Is Tormented

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — An Iranian woman whose sentence of death by stoning was lifted earlier this month says she's grateful for the international support she...

What Should We Make Of Medvedev's Crush On The U.S.?

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's been a long time since foreign leaders arrived on our shores saying that America is the future--so long, in fact, that when it does happen, we do...

Massive China Oil Spill Far Bigger Than Stated, U.S. Expert Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING -- China's worst known oil spill is dozens of times larger than the government has reported - bigger than the famous Exxon Valdez spill t...

German Mayor Focus Of Blame For Love Parade Deaths

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The mayor of the German city where 21 people were crushed to death at a music festival last weekend is facing growing pressure to resig...

Outspoken British PM Embroiled In Diplomatic Rows

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — In just a few days, new Prime Minister David Cameron has openly declared Britain is no more than the "junior partner" of the U.S., irri...

Tokyo's 'Oldest Man' Had Been Dead For 30 years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — A man listed as the oldest living male in Tokyo in fact died some 30 years ago, city officials said after his body was found mummified i...

Al Qaeda Plants Flag, Burns Bodies In Baghdad Attack

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Militants flew an al-Qaida flag over a Baghdad neighborhood Thursday after killing 16 security officials and burning some of their bod...