The Global Epidemic of Child Warriors

In 1954, a single book destroyed the popular notion that children are innocent souls. In that book, a plane of such innocent souls crashes on a deserted island. There, in a paradise of coral and coconuts and wild pigs, the survivors soon revert to a state of nature. But such a state, author William Golding […]

How a Child is Made into a Suicide Bomber

How a Child is Made into a Suicide Bomber

These children’s participation in ongoing atrocities represents an utter failure on the part of states and the international community to provide a minimum amount of stability and economic prosperity in precarious regions of the world.

Donald Trump says U.S. is bankrolling Asian allies’ defense. That’s not really true.

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump has repeatedly said that the United States is spending “billions” of dollars defending other countries, notably Japan and South Korea. “We pay billions, hundreds of billions of dollars, to support other countries that are, in theory, wealthier than we are,” the Republican presidential front-runner told The Washington Post in […]

Donald Trump is Foreign Policy’s Useful Idiot

Donald Trump is Foreign Policy’s Useful Idiot

He’s right that “world’s policeman” is not a viable role for the U.S. to play. Eventually, someone with a bigger brain and a smaller ego will pick up this message, run with it, and win big at the polls.

63 million Nigerian people lack access to clean and safe water

As the world celebrates the World Water Day this Tuesday, an international agency Oxfam, says access to safe water and sanitation by Nigerians remains a major challenge, affecting mostly women. Nigeria has about 39 percent of her population still lacking access to safe or clean water sources. … Read the full article on CCTV America’s […]

Cuba: Hope and Change?

Cuba: Hope and Change?

Cuba stands at a historic crossroads: playground for the rich or isolated Communist backwater. Can it find a third path?

Berta Cáceres, Presente!

Berta Cáceres, Presente!

The legendary activist dedicated her struggles to martyrs in the fights against exploitation and imperialism. Now she’s become one herself.

Voices With Vision International Women’s Day Interview with Domenica Ghanem

On 2016’s International Women’s Day the radio program Voices With Vision on WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington DC, among other programming, featured an audio mixed interview with the young and insightful IPS Communications Assistant, Domenica Ghanem. The interview, featuring a spoken word piece by The Phillestines, was based on Domenica’s recent article “Some Questions for the […]

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