The Middle East

What Cutting US Funding for UNWRA Means

January 17, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg On Tuesday, the United States announced that they would be withholding about $65 million from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA), the Palestinian refugee agency run by the […]

The Middle East

A Letter from a Yazidi Refugee

January 16, 2018 Khalaf Dakheel 0

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally published in The Jerusalem Post. By Khalaf Dakheel January 16, 2018 IDP camp, Iraq Dear World, I’m Khalaf Dakheel. I am a 17-year-old Yazidi. My people have always been peaceful and […]

Asia

Blue Pins Explained

January 15, 2018 Cory Evans 0

By Cory Evans Probably the most common question American politicians ask when they meet high-level Japanese Members of Parliament is simply this: “What’s the blue ribbon lapel pin for?” All Members of Parliament in Japan […]

The National Discourse

The UN’s Hypocrisy

January 8, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg It is time to stop pretending the U.N. is a legitimate political or moral authority. For years now, that has been the way the world has viewed the U.N.: a moral or […]