Nurses Urgently Needed: Another critical global shortage

Why nurses need us to care.

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Beethoven for the World

Beethoven’s music helped fundamentally reshape the way we experience music.

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Modi and Jokowi: Why the World Should Take Notice

Comparing the leaders of the world’s largest and third-largest democracies.

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Old Industry in Indonesia: Pictures of a Sugar Cane Community

Industrial communities in Indonesia form community around old sugar cane plants.

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Russia: Really Part of Europe?

Most of Russia’s land lies in the East, but most of its people live in the West.

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Oil as a WMO: The West’s Weapon of Mass Obedience?

Will lower oil prices drive Saudi Arabia and Russia to pursue sensible reforms at home at long last?

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ISIS as a Colonial Creature: Is Washington Being “Played”?

ISIS is not an aberration. It is a legitimate part of the Middle Eastern political landscape.

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Muslims and Islam – Now and Then

Can Islam rediscover the tolerance it practiced for many centuries?

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Kurdistan and the Kurds

The history of Kurdistan helps explain the Kurds’ current conundrum.

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The New Washington Consensus? Deutschland Über Alles

The art of casting Germany both as chief villain and magic wand of the global economy.

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