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Heroes Never Die: The Sundown Parade at the Wagah Border

by Urmila Chanam -India- The cover from enemy fire at the position he decided to occupy was scant, exposing him and his buddy to extreme danger. […]

Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, War & Conflict

The Unexpected Patriot: How 9/11 Transformed Shannen Rossmiller into a Counter-Terrorism Expert

by Jessica Mosby –USA– Before 9/11 Shannen Rossmiller was a judge, wife, and mother of three living in Montana. That fateful September day became the impetus […]

9/11, Books, Feature Articles, Media, Terrorism, The World

New Documentary Better This World Probes How Far is Too Far?

by Alexandra Marie Daniels –USA– Would David McKay and Bradley Crowder have made eight homemade bombs had they not come under the leadership of the charismatic, […]

9/11, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Terrorism, Women Directors

Nuclear Terror: Obama’s Quiet War on Prejudice

by Paula Humphrey –USA– The Obama administration has worked furiously in the past year to leverage new strategies against two primary threats: the illicit production of […]

Barack Obama, Feature Articles, Islam, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, United States

Violence Breeds Violence: “Afghanistan without bombs and burqas”

by Wazhmah Osman – Afghanistan/USA – Today Afghanistan finds itself in a state of collapse and at the center of a powerful network of global terrorism. […]

Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Corruption, Feature Articles, Middle East, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Taliban, Terrorism, United States, War & Conflict

Defending Human Rights in Colombia is a Deadly Job

by Moira Birss – Colombia – “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid,” Jorge tells me. “Your right to freedom disappears – you […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Terrorism

Another 5 years of Karzai: An Afghan-American Perspective from Kabul

by Wazhmah Osman – Afghanistan/USA – I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan during the good years, in the early seventies. Among my fondest memories is walking […]

Afghanistan, Business & Economy, Economic Inequality, Feature Articles, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Taliban

India Braces for US Pressure on Afghanistan and Kashmir

by Aditi Bhaduri – India – As US President Barack Obama commits a troops increase in Afghanistan and a recognition of the “good Taliban,” and as […]

Afghanistan, Development, Feature Articles, Foreign Policy, India, Kashmir, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Taliban

Madcap Adventures and Serious Cultural Discussions: Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Revealing the ending of a film is downright mean, but it’s obvious that Oscar-nominated director Morgan Spurlock does not find […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Middle East, Terrorism, The World, United States

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

by Jessica Mosby – USA – When thinking of Afghanistan, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by despair. Violence claimed over 6,000 lives in 2007 […]

Afghanistan, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Human Rights, Middle East, Taliban, Teaching & Learning, Women's Rights

Maher Arar: A Case of Unjustified Government-Sanctioned Torture Continues Into the Present In a New Form

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – TORONTO – “What has happened to me can never be undone!” Even after five years, even after being officially […]

Canada, Feature Articles, Media, Politics & Democracy, Syria, Terrorism, Torture, United States