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Uncertain future for Afghan businesswoman as West leaves

By Jessica Donati KABUL, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies have put promoting women’s rights at the core of their 12-year mission in Afghanistan and Liza Ghausi Nooristani has profited nicely from their intervention. Nooristani is one of the few women in conservative, male-dominated Afghanistan to set up and run a … Continue reading

Religion in the EU : How Many Divisions ?

By François Foret Sociologists present Europe as “an exceptional case” to the extent that religious beliefs and practices have declined there more than in any other part of the world. It does not mean that religion is disappearing. On the contrary, it is becoming more visible in the political and public arenas, in new, individualised … Continue reading

An Examination of Decisions to Intervene in Libya and Syria

Why did the International Community Decide to Intervene in Libya, yet not in Syria? by Paul Stokes “The Middle East is a region where fools rush in, but wise men fear to tread.” – Leon Carl Brown This essay will explain why two countries, Libya and Syria – and two leaders, Muammar al-Gaddafi and Bashar … Continue reading

Advocates of Iran Engagement Get Unexpected Boost

by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON – For the first time in many months, supporters of intensified diplomatic engagement with Iran appear to be gaining strength here. Following last month’s surprise election of Hassan Rouhani – widely considered the most moderate of a field of six candidates – as the Islamic Republic’s next president, the possibility of … Continue reading

The Responsibility to Protect in International Law

by Jay Crush, A Critical Analysis of the Status and Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect in International Law Background The 1990s saw levels of human cruelty and violence comparable to that seen during World War II. In Rwanda 800,000 were slaughtered in 100 days, ‘a faster rate of killing than the Holocaust’,[1] despite there … Continue reading

Civilizational dialogue – Great Powers and the Portuguese Role in a changing world

by David Garrido e Cunha Civilization is based on a concept of intellectual and cultural significance that we can date from classical antiquity. When we speak of Civilization, we immediately oppose it to the concept of barbaric or uncivilized – a term that designated in the western world, all those who, in the first instance … Continue reading

Like-Minded Rivals Race to Bring Back an American Icon

By MICHAEL WINES Published: July 13, 2013 FORCE, Pa. — Capping decades of research, two groups of plant breeders and geneticists appear to have arrived independently within reach of the same arboreal holy grail: creating an American chestnut tree that can, at long last, withstand the devastating fungus blight that wiped the trees out by … Continue reading

UK takes first step to join extractive transparency initiative

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Kingdom has begun the process of becoming a member of a global initiative which aims to bring greater transparency and accountability to the oil, gas and mining sector. While the UK is generally considered neither resource-rich nor especially corrupt, the British government has taken the lead in pushing … Continue reading

US-EU Trade Deal: Rosy Picture, but Long Road Ahead

By Arjun Kharpal   U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has billed it as potentially the “biggest bilateral trade deal in history”, but the U.S.-EU trade talks have suddenly entered tricky waters. Recent claims that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugged EU offices and hacked into its computer network have complicated the first round of … Continue reading

Praying for Reform

By Kiara Ortiz and Minju Zukowski The morning of June 27 was a hot one in our Nation’s Capital, but that did not stop a dedicated and passionate group of individuals from coming together to pray for just immigration reform. The #pray4reform campaign, a weeklong event held June 24-28, was planned to coincide with the … Continue reading