An Afterthought on Fidel Castro

Havana, Cuba. December 31st, 1960. Celebrations were quieter since the revolution. Whether out of exhaustion or fear, Clara and Eduardo insisted on welcoming the...

Losing a Generation: The Plight of Children in War-torn Yemen

By: Ruben Hirsch (Guest Writer) Nearly one year ago, on August 9, 2018, an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led military coalition operating in Yemen killed 40...

Vienna Migration Conference Report

Migration is about people. The ICMPD’s motto was boldly displayed all over the venue, the beautiful Hofburg Palace, ready to welcome international dignitaries, politicians...

Park-GONE-Hye: What now?

March 10 will be remembered in South Korea, as the first time that a sitting President was impeached, a decision unanimously upheld by the...

Roadblocks Ahead: Foreign Aid, Civil Society, and the Peace Process in Afghanistan

7Over the last 17 years, the support of USAID and other donors helped transform Afghan civil society and media from a loose network of...

Armenia in Transition: The Velvet Revolution

By: Lena Krikorian (Editor-in-Chief) The Republic of Armenia has set a tremendous example for the rest of the world by peacefully ousting a corrupt political...

Overturning the Veil: Islamic Feminism

Walking to the local market is an ordinary, perhaps even banal task for most people. In Riyadh, however, the ordinary is often the exception—particularlyfor women. From...

Girls’ Educational Challenge in Rural Vietnam

By: Jaewon Son (Guest writer) -The Case of Lao Cai Province, Vietnam- This December, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is turning 70. Although it holds...

Democracy, Capitalism, Trade: Building Back Better

The fate of the Pacific may rest on the bonds of the Atlantic. Over the last four years, however, the transatlantic bonds between the...

What the West is (or is not) doing about Hong Kong

November 11 2019, was a full day of protests: for 12 hours thousands of demonstrators dressed in all black wearing face masks in solidarity...

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