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How World War II shaped modern Germany

<b>In the latest in a series of articles on how World War II changed forever the countries that fought it, Kirsten Ripper looks at Germany, the instigator of the conflict and a nation that would be torn in two in its aftermath.</b><p><b>German guilt for Europe’s suffering</b><p>In World War II, Germany brought …

The Kremlin Keeps Banning Culture: an Opera, a Movie … Twerking

MOSCOW — Do you twerk in patriotic colors? Do you like movies telling of dark corners in your country’s history? Well, you’re in trouble in Russia as …

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Experts commend Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance

Experts commend Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance<p>Policy makers and experts in ICT gathered in Kigali for the Commonwealth e-Governance …

Is Russia Against Fascism or Isn't It?

The International Russian Conservative Forum was held in St. Petersburg on Sunday, purportedly a gathering of respectful traditionalists from the …

A second Front

THERE was widespread relief in France on March 22nd after the far-right National Front failed to come out on top in first-round voting for …

Racists, Neo-Nazis, Far Right Flock to Russia for Joint Conference

ST. PETERSBURG — A Scottish anti-abortion campaigner named Jim Dowson was railing against "Nazi fascists in the EU" in a hotel conference room when an image of a bare-chested Vladimir Putin riding a bear galloping through the Siberian wilderness appeared behind him.<p>"The salvation of my generation …

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How will open data help Russia?

Two years have passed since the World Bank’s information and communications technologies (ICT) team conducted the world’s first Open Data Readiness …

White House: We're committed to openness

Agencies have released records either in full or in part for more than 90% of requests processed for disclosure.<p>From the day he took office, President Obama committed his administration to transparency and openness in government. Since 2009, agencies have undertaken unprecedented efforts to share …

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

For half a century, memories of the Holocaust limited anti-Semitism on the Continent. That period has ended—the recent fatal attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are merely the latest examples of rising violence against Jews. Renewed vitriol among right-wing fascists and new threats from radicalized …

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Video of 1 1 Why This Course Matters 05m 25s<p>Nearly every week, I read news stories about citizens clamoring for change in governance- citizens who …

A parallel state within Turkey? How the country's democracy came under attack from two men's rivalry

They were once allies but since 2013, the feud between preacher Fethullah Gulen and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been steadily escalating<p>Last week, a court in Istanbul ordered 17 police officers to face trial on charges of trying to overthrow the <b>Turkish</b> government, joining a terrorist …

Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

Ukraine's rebels are supposed to be putting down their arms. What can we learn about their next move from the psychology of the man who rules Russia?<p>In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft was in …

Comparing Obama’s Veto Rate To Other Recent Presidents’

President Obama is poised to make the third veto of his presidency, putting the kibosh on a bill passed by both the House and Senate authorizing the …

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Online Safety, Digital Citizenship for K-12

"Students need to understand that nothing is really erased from the internet. EasyTech provides great baseline instruction for them, especially as …

The American Education of Vladimir Putin

How the Russian leader came to oppose a country he knows little about<p><i>"The problem you Americans have in dealing with us is that you think you understand us, but you don't. You look at the Chinese and you think: 'They're not like us.' You look at us Russians, and you think, 'They’re like us.' But</i> …