Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East

Aug 23, 2019

It is written that “Enannatum, ruler of Lagash,” slew “60 soldiers” from Umma. The battle between the two ancient city-states took place 4,500 years ago near where the great Tigris and Euphrates rivers come together in what is today Iraq. The matter in dispute? Water. More...

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Jul 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

Democracy Faces a Global Crisis

Jun 14, 2019

Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time. If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health. Recent elections in these countries...

Audrey Hepburn’s Humanitarian Star

Jan 21, 2019

Audrey Hepburn’s life, which came to an untimely end on January 20, 1993, was much more than a brilliant film career. Audrey Hepburn’s philosophy of life was direct: never in flight before contemporary difficulties. Her vision was straight and simple — that of a humble utopia that began...

For the United Nations, Multilateralism Is the Way Forward

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the president of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations.  The United Nations is often criticized for bureaucratic inefficiency, with its more passionate critics disparaging the organization’s...

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