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Isolated in Greek Camps, Migrants Find Work:

September 26th, 2017

The UN High Commission for Refugees estimates that nearly 50,000 migrants are in Greece, awaiting asylum interviews in which they will make their cases for staying in Europe. While many migrants remain without jobs, some have found work in camps, or have even started their own businesses.


Americans Who Gained Health Insurance Coverage Under the ACA by State:

August 3rd, 2017

According to an analysis by the Urban Institute, between 2010 and 2015, more than 19 million non-elderly people gained health insurance under the  Affordable Care Act. The top 10 states that ranked the highest based on percent of total population insured through the A.C.A. are Nevada (1), California (2), Oregon (3), Kentucky (4), New Mexico (5), West Virginia (6), Florida (7), Arkansas (8), Colorado (9), and Washington (10).


ISIS Brutality Becomes a TV Series:

June 19th, 2017

During the 30-days of Ramadan, and while Muslims in the Arab world have been fasting since May 26, millions have tuned into Saudi Arabia's MBC to watch the first ever series about ISIS.


Countries North Korea Can Currently Hit With Their Missiles:

May 29th, 2017

Should North Korea ever have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, Trump would have approximately ten minutes to react and make a decision to counterattack.


How a Democracy Can Implode:

May 28th, 2017

In 2014, voter turnout for mid-term elections plunged to the lowest rate in 72 years. The overall national turnout was a disgraceful 36.3 percent.  


Current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives:

February 26th, 2017

The Republicans currently have top-to-bottom control in 25 states, holding both the governorship and the entire legislature. If we've learned anything from this last election, it's that political complacency is no longer an option.


U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2018:

February 10th, 2017

The U.S. Senate elections will be held on November 6, 2018. Thirty-three of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection. The Republicans will be defending just 8 seats, while the Democrats will be fighting for 23, plus another 2 held by independents. The winners of those seats will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2019, until January 3, 2025. The time to start organizing is now.


ISIS, Turkey and Oil: Interview with Pelicourt:

December 2nd, 2015

Robert Bensh discusses the myriad ways that ISIS and the Paris attack impact global energy security and geopolitics in the Middle East.


Viewpoints: Violence Between Israel and Palestine:

October 23rd, 2015

Since Israel restricted Muslim access to a holy site in Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians have plunged into a new battle in their eternal war.


Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS:

August 22nd, 2015

Khalid al-Asaad, an 83-year-old caretaker of antiquities in Syria, was beheaded by ISIS, but did not receive the same attention as a slain lion.


The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek:

August 3rd, 2016

On July 10, 1941, Christian Poles hunted down, clubbed, drowned, gutted, and burned alive 1,600 Jewish men, women, and children-all but seven of the town's Jews.


Global Refugee Crisis Deepens by the Day:

February 29th, 2016

We are currently seeing the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and developed countries are not doing nearly enough to help those in need.


Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?:

October 7th, 2015

Russia's economy is heavily dependent on its energy industry, and President Vladimir Putin is playing a long, complex game to combat low oil prices.


Could Iran Emerge as the Middle East Superpower?:

April 17th, 2017



Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming:

October 25th, 2016

The Paris Agreement on climate change, was signed in New York on April 22 by world leaders of 175 countries at the largest, single-day signing ceremony in history. What once seemed unthinkable, is now unstoppable. Every nation has been encouraged to join the chorus of voices combating climate change. So why has Taiwan, who is ready and willing, with vast experience to share, been left on the sidelines?


Myanmar: Transition Within Transition:

February 4th, 2016

The elections are over and the transition towards a democratic government in Myanmar is currently underway. However, the sailing isn't smooth.


States With Confederate Monuments on Public Property:

August 21st, 2017

Some say it was the taking down of the Robert E. Lee monument that caused the torch-wielding Nazi/white supremacists to rage. Others are confident that it had nothing to do with the statue, and everything to do with racist and anti-Semitic rage of monumental proportions that inspired the Nazis/white supremacists/white nationals to storm Charlottesville, Virginia.    


The Win: The Forgotten Americans vs the Loss: Trump Wants Revenge:

March 25th, 2017

Trump could throw revenge to the wind and focus instead on fixing the health care system like he promised all those forgotten people - and then proudly call it Trumpcare.


Immigration and Health Care Reform Will Wreak Havoc on Rural America:

March 19th, 2017

The immigration ban, which combined with health care reform will likely wreak even more havoc on an already depressed rural America.


Child Brides in Zimbabwe:

November 15th, 2016

Legal frameworks play a powerful role in transforming norms and protecting girls' rights. Although many African countries have established 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls, weak enforcement has meant these laws have had little impact.


Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt:

May 4th, 2015

Egypt must adapt to climate change by introducing new crops, investing in farming technology and changing subsidies to protect the most vulnerable.


Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba:

April 23rd, 2015

The Great Mosque, in all its majestic grandeur, is less enticing if you're an American woman who somehow finds herself inside it.


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