Bang on, Bangladesh

By Jemima Peppel-Srebrny of The Oxonian Globalist.    The cautious revival of micro health insurance is good news for the poor in Bangladesh A big fly, buzzing and circling around her head, settles in the corner of her eye. Another, right next to her mouth. No one seems to care, or have the energy to shoo them away. Mita is seven years old, has been unable to go to the toilet for five days, and has been camping in the hallway of a public hospital in Mymensingh, Bangladesh,... Read More

Endowing the Arab Spring Generation with the Skills to Govern

Written By Geoffrey Levin via the Atlantic Community To foster both regional stability and a positive working relationship with the young generation that initiated the Arab Spring, NATO should establish a program that trains young Arabs who desire to work in the security and public sectors. Such a program could set the groundwork for greater cooperation. No one deserves more credit for the Arab Spring than the youth of the region. Young Arabs – mostly under the age... Read More

From Escalation to Engagement: How to Avoid War

Written by Joshua Clapp of the Atlantic Community Memo 37: The United States and Europe should strive to de-escalate the growing tensions between Iran and the West. The transatlantic partners could do this by reframing their Middle East policy, promoting a more coherent nuclear proliferation stance, and allowing Europe to act as a bridge between Iran and the US. In light of renewed tensions between Iran and the West, the contributors of Atlantic Community’s Iran theme... Read More