Diaz-Canel’s Cuba: An Open-Ended Question

For the first time in over 60 years, Cuba finds itself without a Castro at the helm. Raul Castro has officially retired from his...

Drone Wars: To What End?

The American post 9/11 strategy has seen an increase in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a means of a more efficient...

How to say ‘Holocaust’ in Arabic

The establishment of the State of Israel seven decades ago is remembered as the return to its ancestral home by one people but bemoaned...

“The ones who suffer the most in the Syrian War are Women!”

  Majdoleen Hassan is a Syrian lawyer and Human Rights activist. She is part of the Women’s advisory Board to the UN Envoy for Syria....

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...

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...

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...

Explaining the Results of the Kazakh Elections: Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front?

By: Ildar Daminov (Guest Writer) After the results were announced massive riots broke out in the biggest cities of Kazakhstan. People in the streets claimed that...

Intimate Diplomacy: International Adoption on the World Stage

A shocking 40% of adopted children in the US are of a different race or culture than their adopted parents. Foreign adoptions have dropped from...

Swallowing the Pill: What to Do with North Korea?

In his annual New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered an olive branch to South Korea, suggesting negotiations on the participation of...

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