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Ethiopian Adoptions: An Eye-Opening, Jaw-Dropping Investigative Report

E.J. Graff has written a far-reaching, detailed, urgent investigative report on Ethiopian adoptions: “They Steal Babies, Don’t They?”

Many people, including me, have been extremely concerned about the role of fraud and corruption in adoptions in Ethiopia. 440 more words


The benefits of international experience: Europe's lessons for Asia

To coincide with International Education Week, the US State Department’s reminder of the value of work and study abroad, I wrote this piece for Today… 112 more words

Condemnations and Double Standards

by Ari Lieberman
November 18, 2014

Let us engage in a brief thought experiment. Imagine three US service members disembarking off their ship docked in the Israeli port of Haifa. 325 more words

Israel & Middle East

First month of FY2015, Iraqis top the list of refugees resettled by US State Department

October 31st marked the end of the first month of Fiscal Year 2015.  You can have a look at which refugees the US State Department has admitted in those 31 days by… 289 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

National OER Framework

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a volatile mix of religion, ancient civilizations, political turmoil, wealth and poverty, beauty, extremism, and violence. Can Open Educational Resources (OER) be a form of diplomacy and peace in this region? 3,735 more words

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The American Dream and the Living Nightmare

According to the US State Department’s 2012 International Religious Freedom Report, “Christians were a leading target of societal discrimination, abuse, and violence in some parts of the world.” As an instrument of diplomacy, the State Department’s  choice of “some” over ‘many’ or ‘most’ is hardly surprising. 731 more words


Where This Administration’s Sympathies Really Lie

by Tom Wilson
November 5, 2014

If you want a clear indication of how the Obama administration really feels about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then you only have to look to the State Department’s reactions to the recent shootings in Israel of two U.S. 381 more words

Israel & Middle East