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Gaza: The Middle East Children's Alliance

In this interview, MECA's Ziad Abbas discusses his organization's work to bring aid, clean water and creative outlets to Palestinian children in need. By Joshua Pringle.


ISIS and WMD: New Danger in the Middle East

As flames in the region climb higher and ISIS claims establishment of a caliphate, discord among regional and global forces prevents any meaningful solution. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Oil Theft Around the Globe

In Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia, billions of dollars of oil are being stolen, causing serious problems for governments and multinational corporations.
By Chris Dalby.


Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu: Turkey's Opposition Candidate

In Turkey's upcoming presidential election, one man represents the country's two biggest opposition parties, and he is largely unknown. By Adam Virnelson and Stephanie Henkel.


Iraq: Consequence of Military Training

Decades of Western military intervention and training have stoked the fires of sectarianism and warfare in Iraq and the broader region. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Turkey: Broker for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Despite Israel's ongoing sabotage of peace talks, Turkey continues to work toward reconciliation between theocratic rivals in the Middle East. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Let Colombia End Its Civil War

The FARC rebels and the Colombian government took another important step toward ending armed conflict and finding alternatives to drug policy.
By Washington Office on Latin America.

Middle East

Israel and Palestine: A Bi-National Solution

Laurelle Atkinson

Syria: the Misnomer of 'Combating Terrorism'

Laurelle Atkinson

Viewpoints: Saudi Arabia's Geopolitical Maneuvers



Jordan's Energy Policy Key to Its Economy

Antonia Dimou

Viewpoints: Ukraine's East-West Tug-of-War

Ukraine Protests: Euromaidan Has Real Potential

Ivan Verstyuk



Afghanistan's Upcoming Presidential Elections

Djeyhoun Ostowar

Viewpoints: Thailand's State of Emergency

The International Criminal Court in Afghanistan

Djeyhoun Ostowar



Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicine

James Heartsock

Fracking and Water Scarcity

Joshua Pringle

Viewpoints: Venezuela's Anti-Government Protests



Nigeria: Ending the Threat of Boko Haram

Chinua Akukwe

Congo: M23 Down but Not Out

Derick Wolf

Rwanda: 20th Anniversary of the Genocide

Derick Wolf


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