Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  1. A Tale of Two Atomic Cities

    Kazumi Matsui, ET AL

    A Tale of Two Atomic Cities

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    &  urge world leaders to maintain their commitment to pursue nuclear disarmament.

    Hiroshima A-Dome ManWithAToyCamera/Flickr

    The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two cities laid to waste by atomic bombs 70 years ago, call on world leaders to renew their pursuit of complete nuclear disarmament. For too long, citizens have been used as pawns on a global nuclear chessboard, with too little concern for the full implications of playing the game. READ MORE

  2. The Least We Can Do For Syria

    Lakhdar Brahimi

    The Least We Can Do For Syria

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     urges people around the world to pressure their governments to protect refugees from Syria.

    Syria fighters console Freedom House/Flickr

    In a conflict as bitter, protracted, and complex as the war in Syria, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed by despair. And yet, however grim or upsetting the situation becomes, people around the world, rather than tuning out the war, should pressure their governments to protect and shelter Syria's refugees. READ MORE

  3. What the West Owes Ukraine

    Anders Åslund

    What the West Owes Ukraine

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     calls for more support for the Kyiv government's reform efforts.

    Newsart for What the West Owes Ukraine EEAS/Flickr

    Ukraine may not be grabbing as many headlines now as it did a year ago, but the crisis there is far from over. Ultimately, what Ukraine needs is to escape the old Soviet order – and, for that, it needs significantly more Western help than it is getting. READ MORE

  4. Obama’s Failed Afghan Peace Strategy

    Brahma Chellaney
  5. The Challenge of Russia’s Decline

    Joseph S. Nye

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