“I am not at all surprised that this election is receiving a great deal of statewide attention”, Elaine Phillips, the Republican candidate for the New...
How Brain Drain Exacerbates Health Care Crisis in Africa
I started traveling to Africa on public health-related missions at the beginning of the 1980s. From the beginning, Africa caught my interest and my imagination... Read more
The Spirit of Nuremberg
It is now 70 years after what was perhaps the most important trial in the history of mankind. What makes this circumstance particularly significant is... Read more
‘I Don’t Have Anyone Left’: What Life Is Like for Refugees in Ukraine
KURAKHOVO, Ukraine—They all have a reason to go home. For some, it’s to reunite with friends and family, to regain their dignity, or to find... Read more
PR Firms Are Becoming More Powerful, but Good Journalism Still Prevails
Recent articles about the public relations firm Bell Pottinger are a stark reminder of the power and pervasiveness of PR in today’s fragmented media landscape... Read more
Is Someone Really Trying to Find Out If They Can Destroy the Internet?
A prolonged Internet outage prevented access to major sites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and The New York Times on Friday, Oct. 21. The attack has... Read more
American Policing: Restoring Trust, Building Community
During the last few years, there have been incidents, controversies, and protests throughout America that must serve as a clarion call to renew, restore, and... Read more
Black Swan or Red Dragon
A couple of weeks ago, a Canadian reporter from Vancouver asked me a question about the black swans that seem to be emerging all over... Read more
Do the Debates Help Us Choose Wisely?
We’re in the middle of the presidential debates, and, not surprisingly, they’re drawing viewers in great numbers. The contest is close, and the chance to... Read more
Rape and Sexual Assault Highlighted in Presidential Campaigns
In my Feb. 24, 2016 article for the Epoch Times titled “Campus Sexual Predators: Issues and Response,” America’s nightmare of rape and sexual assaults on... Read more
The West Abandons the Syrians
Syrians are devastated by their ongoing civil war, which during more than 2,000 days has forced more than half of them from their homes. It... Read more
Syria: A Humanitarian and Foreign Policy Disaster
The proverbial “law of holes” states, “When you find yourself in one—stop digging.” So far as Syria is concerned, we seem unwilling to learn this... Read more
What Is Spice and Why Is the Drug So Dangerous?
Synthetic cannabis, of which Spice is an example, is linked to serious health issues ranging from difficulties breathing to psychotic episodes. But, despite well-known issues,... Read more
Who Are Syria’s White Helmets, and Why Are They So Controversial?
A young man, wearing a white helmet and a distinctive yellow-and-blue badge on his arm, digs for four hours in the rubble of a building... Read more
How the UN Ended Up With António Guterres as Its New Secretary-General
The final informal poll has been cast, and it is all but certain that the United Nations’ next secretary-general will be a white, middle-aged man... Read more
Why Can’t Nigeria’s President Defeat Boko Haram?
Muhammadu Buhari, a disciplinarian former military leader, came to power in Nigeria with a specific mandate to improve on his inept predecessor’s inability to confront... Read more
Cease-Fire in Ukraine Could Be at ‘Tipping Point’ as US, EU Spar With Russia Over Syria
KYIV, Ukraine—The shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has reached a “tipping point,” a high-level Ukrainian government official says. The official’s comments underscore how geopolitical events—from... Read more