Archive for 2014

Diplomacy Is the Way To Beat the ‘Islamic State’

During the short drive from Beirut toward Damascus, our taxi turned off the road and pulled into a refugee camp in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley. As a journalist and academic who writes about international security, I wanted to see the refugee situation I had read about for myself. I watched as a truckload of women […]

The Heresies of Humans

In the month of August 1945, Japan witnessed the most horrific human carnage.  Two nuclear bombs plummeted from United States warplanes killing thousands.  Some estimates put the death toll at over 200,000 within the first two months due to the affects of the radiation.  Within months, people succumbed to burns, radiation sickness and other illness […]