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Can the West Fight ISIS Without Forgetting About Assad?

2015 Global Thinkers Abdalaziz Alhamza and Hussam Alissa, co-founders of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, explain how they expose — and evade — atrocities in Syria.

6 Jan 2016

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What a Genocide 100 Years Ago Reveals About the War in Syria Today

2015 Global Thinkers Ara Oshagan, Levon Parian, and Vahagn Thomasian discuss how the world hasn’t changed since the slaughter of their Armenian ancestors.

3 Feb 2016

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What Is the Breaking Point for Nonviolent Resistance?

Global Thinkers Erica Chenoweth and David Scheffer debate when — if ever — social and political movements should turn to armed insurgency.

18 Nov 2015

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What Is the Way Out in Yemen?

FP contributor Elizabeth Dickinson and Yemeni activist Farea al-Muslimi on the reach of Riyadh and how the West could actually help.

23 Sep 2015

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister Has No Time for Giggles

2015 Global Thinker Margot Wallström explains how she took on critics of her “feminist foreign policy"—and why gender equality is a matter of national security.

6 Apr 2016

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What the West Doesn’t Get About Coming Out in Africa

2015 Global Thinkers Robin Hammond and Adejoke Tugbiyele discuss how art can be used to upend the continent's tradition of LGBT persecution.

20 Jan 2016

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From Gender Biases to Extreme Parenting: The Top Questions Women Working in STEM are Sick of Hearing

2015 Global Thinkers Zainab Ghadiyali, Erin Summers, and Nina Tandon debate the meaning—and reach—of diversity in the sciences.

30 Mar 2016

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Does the LGBT Community Have a Trans Problem?

2015 Global Thinkers Jim Obergefell and Andreja Pejic discuss divisions in the queer community and the scourge of P.C. culture

10 Feb 2016

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Epidemics on the Move

2013 Global Thinker Caroline Buckee and FP Voice Laurie Garrett discuss how human migration — and the refugee crisis — poses an immense problem to treating disease.

11 Nov 2015

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Why Brain Scientists Should Fail

2015 Global Thinkers Miguel Nicolelis and Anthony Zador discuss the importance of funding creative neuroscience experiments when — and especially when — the outcome is unknown.

16 Dec 2015

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