Cuba, ALBA Take Lead on Ebola

Beta Fusion | Oct 20, 2014

Cuba is offering to throw the entire weight of its international medical mission at stopping the spread of Ebola and avoiding— in the words of Raul Castro— “a humanitarian crisis of unpredictable consequences.”

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.

No LOL Matter: FBI Trolls Social Media for Would-Be Jihadis

NBC News | Oct 20, 2014

Sheikh’s case and several other recent terrorism prosecutions shed light on the growing importance of social media in the battles unfolding in Syria and Iraq -- both as a recruiting tool for Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front, and as a means for the FBI to pre-emptively nab the would-be jihadis.

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.

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