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Nothing has been more influential in shaping the United States and the world in the first decade of the 21st century as the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001 (9/11). As a response, then-U.S. president George W. Bush’s administration initiated two wars: in Afghanistan in 2001 and in Iraq in 2003 to fight the nonstate terrorist group Al Qaeda. Pakistan has always played...

A series of high-profile environmental disasters in 2013, including northern China’s winter “airpocalypse” and the discovery of thousands of dead pigs littering Shanghai’s main water source, have indelibly illustrated the stakes of not enacting stronger environmental policies. In recent years, the Chinese government’s policies have started to reflect the need to balance economic growth with...

Noteworthy

A prison is not the first place one would expect to find an art exhibit, nevertheless one exploring themes of freedom and human rights. But this is exactly where Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei...

Since Istanbul, Turkey is notorious for its hours-long traffic jams, one might not get terribly excited over the development of another car.

But, this is not just any new car.

The...

A new residential community development on the outskirts of Sydney is stepping up to the sustainability challenge—and creating an unusual amount of attention in the process. Constructed over what was...

Few were surprised to hear of the selection of Malala Yousafzai for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, but, alongside the famed young Pakistani girl was another, less well-known child activist also being...

Middle and upper class women’s struggle to break into the business world has been making headlines lately, but what about the even greater challenges faced by low-income and minority women?...

Moroccan food has a rich and diverse history, having been influenced by many different cultural exchanges over hundreds of years. This is reflected in the types of foods and spices that can be found in...

Solutions that tackle environmental barriers to employment are making significant strides in the women's economic empowerment space. Transportation, safety concerns, and gender-safe spaces are issues...

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), only 13 percent of firms are owned by women—far less than other middle-income regions like East Asia, Latin America, and Europe/Central Asia, according...

The Tanzanian shore of Lake Victoria is one of the most densely populated areas of the country, which sadly makes it a hotbed of poverty and STIs, such as AIDS. One of the groups trying to improve the...

Presidents of colleges and universities from California to Maine, including community colleges, four-year colleges, and multi-campus research institutions, are joining together to endorse a new...

A new global report by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) teamed with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and others, provides compelling evidence of the growing impact of...

Preparing communities to cope with potential disasters is a tricky challenge, particularly when no one can predict with any confidence either the likelihood or the impacts of disasters.

To...

The United Nations Environment Programme launched a new initiative in June 2012 called Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), in collaboration with leading insurers from around the world. One of...

The Rockefeller Foundation has established a bold new project aimed at improving the resilience of cities around the world. They define resilience as, "the capacity of individuals, communities,...

The cloud-computing industry, a huge and rapidly growing area of the technology sector, has been making headlines recently. A report by Greenpeace called ''Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating...

Perspectives

With graduation season looming, many high school seniors may already be looking forward to the postsecondary horizon ahead. College applications are submitted, and students may feel inclined to take their foot off of the gas during the spring...

Currently, there is a unique opportunity for the global scientific community to significantly contribute to sustainable futures through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) process. A critical issue now under debate in the UN Open Working...

The 21st century is a pivotal moment of tremendous historical and technological changes and overwhelming challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While this era will bring difficulties for some, at Nabbesh, we believe that...

In a school art room, 20-year-old Mostafa slips on an apron over his gray sweater. He touches the canvas spread across a table. "Mostafa, want to paint here?" asks his teacher, pointing to the design stencilled on the canvas. She offers green...

Interview

From San Salvador to South Africa, Reaching Conflict by Sharing Experiences: An Interview with Tim Phillips

Editorial

Thomas Piketty's Great Inequality Debate is Missing a Solution

Featured Media Review

Book

Maude Barlow, the author of Blue Planet, is the chair of the board of Food and Water Watch, founder of the Blue Planet Project, a much honored and tireless human rights activist, and a...