Pope Francis Has Enlightening Words for Anti-Gay Bishops

Policy Mic | Oct 20, 2014

Pope Francis has doubled down on his progressive stance toward including gays in the Roman Catholic Church after conservative bishops stymied his efforts.  Francis shared his remarks after the bishops rejected a report from last week containing language they deemed too favorable to gays.

Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose Palestinian State on '67 Lines

Haaretz | Oct 20, 2014

Some 75 percent of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along 1967 lines, according to a new survey published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

How Technology Is Creating New Sources Of Power

Forbes | Oct 20, 2014

However you define it, power is important because it allows you to get things done.  Whether you are a politician or an executive, you must seek power to achieve objectives.  Yet power never stays constant, but has always been highly dependent on context and, in today’s world of rapidly shifting contexts, emerging sources of power are often the most potent.

Cuban Missile Crisis – A Lesson in Diplomacy

The Moscow Times | Oct 20, 2014

Today, as the world is going through one of the sharpest crises of international relations in recent years, the Cuban missile crisis — or, as Russians call it, "the Caribbean crisis" — may help us understand some very important things. The most pertinent of these is the escape from "historical inevitability."

Soft Diplomacy and PPP Key to Somalia's Recovery and Combatting Al Shabaab Say Experts

Zawya | Oct 20, 2014

Piracy, terrorism and criminal activities originating in Somalia can only be addressed by creating a climate of security, engagement and empowerment that will encourage home grown businesses, international investment and alternative employment for Somalia's young people.

UN Climate Talks to Test New York Summit Gains

RTCC | Oct 20, 2014

The impact of Ban Ki-moon’s New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations.

‘Pakistan, Afghanistan Share Same Culture’

Daily Times (Pakistan) | Oct 19, 2014

“Culture does not have border and both Pakistan and Afghanistan have strong cultural relations,” the adviser said while inaugurating the two-day show organised by Pak-Afghan Culture Forum in collaboration with the provincial government.

Ebola: Africa’s Image Takes a Hit

Washington Post | Oct 19, 2014

The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.

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