César Chelala

César Chelala is a global health consultant and contributing editor for The Globalist. [New York, United States]

Lebanon, Dreamland

For all of their original home country’s great history and culture, and the beauty of its landscapes, Lebanon remains a destiny of desire for emigrants, but no more.

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Donald Trump and William Shakespeare

Let’s give credit where credit is due: In his tweets, the U.S. President channels his inner William Shakespeare with amazing aplomb.

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One Cheer for Argentina: Messi Is Still the Best

I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? – Lionel Messi.

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Domestic Violence in the Middle East

There cannot be true development in the Middle East without progress on women’s rights.

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9/11: The Day That Changed the World

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that the U.S. conducted after 9/11 had serious consequences for the rule of law in the world.

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The US’s Culture of Violence Is Killing Us All

Although violent incidents occur in other countries, they are not as frequent — or as deadly — as in the US.

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Why the US Owes Central America

Today’s refugee wave is a direct consequence of past US interference in Latin America’s political and economic development.

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Child Trafficking: A Global Scourge

The elimination of child exploitation is a daunting task. But it is achievable if effective programs are put in place.

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US Policy on Immigrant Children Violates the CRC

The US is the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC — the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both the Reagan and the Bush Sr. administrations played an important role in drafting the treaty.

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Alzheimer’s: An Artistic View

Syrian-American photographer Bachar Azmeh gives his artistic interpretation of what happens in the brains of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

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