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Half the World’s Refugees Come From Three Countries

Half the World’s Refugees Come From Three Countries

by    Fair Observer

An equivalent of a small-city population flees war and conflict every day. The world over, people are fleeing war, ethnic conflict and natural disasters. The numbers are staggering. Some 59.5 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 alone, up from 37.5 million in 2005. With nearly 14 million newly displaced people—11 million within their own Read More

Learning Lessons From the Iranian Nuclear Problem

Learning Lessons From the Iranian Nuclear Problem

by    Peter Jenkins

The Iran deal presents an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the NPT to international peace and security, says former British Ambassador Peter Jenkins. The journey to a comprehensive agreement offering the US and its European allies an opportunity to feel more confident about the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program has been a long Read More

Iranian Filmmakers Defiant in Face of Censorship and Control

Iranian Filmmakers Defiant in Face of Censorship and Control

by    Debra Kamin

Despite censorship, female directors are determined to join with their male counterparts to bring Iranian cinema to the world. *  Female filmmakers in Iran are taking incredible risks in the face of censorship and government control to create documentaries chronicling social and political issues in the country. Blocked at every turn...Read More

The World This Week: Entrepreneurship in the Air and Africa on the Move

The World This Week: Entrepreneurship in the Air and Africa on the Move

by    Atul Singh

Entrepreneurship can transform emerging economies, but governments still have a role to play. Adam Smith, a professor of moral philosophy who practiced his craft in the Scotland of Enlightenment, would probably be pleased this week. For the first time, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) was held in sub-Saharan Africa and US President Barack Obama turned Read More

The Iran Doomsday Clock

The Iran Doomsday Clock

by    Landon Shroder

As the doomsday clock ticks, US politicians and allies rush to condemn the Iran nuclear deal. After almost 20 months of a carefully choreographed diplomatic pirouette, the long-awaited nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1—the United States, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany—has finally been made official. So, has the time come to celebrate the Read More

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