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Kurdish Referendum : Thinking, Not Threats

Kurdish people attend a rally to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Duhuk, Iraq September 16, 2017. I was the head of the political office at the American Embassy in Baghdad in 2005 during the long, difficult negotiations between Iraqi political leaders about the new Iraqi constitution. The negotiations centered […]

Use Ferguson recommendations as a starting point | Letters to the editor

Metropolitan St. Louis continues lurching from one societal crisis to another because we deal with deeply rooted problems so ineffectively. Rather than tackling them together, each new tragedy devolves into confrontation. After the turmoil has peaked and civic leaders have pledged reforms, both the establishment and protesters warily return to their routines, which are disrupted […]

Disquiet in the course of rivers

Muralidhara Khajane BENGALURU, September 23, 2017 23:05 IST Updated: September 23, 2017 23:05 IST “; var device = “”; for ( var type in WFClientTypeDef) { if (window.matchMedia(WFClientTypeDef[type]).matches) { switch (type) { case “xlarge”: device = ‘desktop’; break; case “large”: device = ‘desktop’; break; case “medium”: device = ‘tab’; break; case “small”: device = ‘mobile’; […]

Our leadership neglects mother nature’s lessons at their peril :: Kenya

This extended political season has offended several of our eco-systems. The clearest evidence of this happened during the reading of the Supreme Court ruling on the presidential poll. As we unraveled irregularities and illegalities of forms 34A and 34B, an aggressive attack of 34Bees took over the streets, scattering heavily armed security officers, placard carrying […]

Political, business leaders form united front at Bloomberg forum

The name Bloomberg has become synonymous with the worlds of finance and business. The company relishes its brand so much that its Twitter handle is simply @business. And as expected, there was no shortage of business moguls and heads of multinational corporations at the Global Business Forum organized by Bloomberg in New York on Wednesday. […]

Have We Learned Anything From The Iraq War Vote?

WASHINGTON ― If a president wants to go to war with another country ― say, North Korea, for example ― would Congress even try to stop him? In the aftermath of 9/11, no blunder was more tragic than the country’s war in Iraq. In that case, Congress did little to stop President George W. Bush and his administration’s […]

Politicians share concerns over election timetable

Pheu Thai’s Sudarat Keyuraphan, Democrat Ong-art Klampaiboon, and Bhumjaithai’s Anutin Charnvirakul took part in a panel discussion, “Thailand’s road map, how far is it”, organised by Isra Institute’s 7th Media Executives Class on yesterday. Sudarat said at this point nobody could said when the election would be held – not even prime minister Prayut […]

In the mad scramble to land jobs, crony capitalism is alive and well

Daniel Howes, September 23, 2017 Heard about America’s new parlor game? Global corporations are playing regions and taxpayers off one another to land the richest deal. And Michigan is in the game. So far, anyway. Earlier this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation obligating his state’s taxpayers to pay Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology a cool […]