Book: Outcasts United Author: Warren St. John Reviewed by: Paul Varian, a senior editor, executive producer and writer at CNN for nearly 30 years before his retirement in late 2013 “Outcasts United” is the inspiring story of refugee boys from countries ravaged by war and the enterprising Jordanian woman who made them a soccer team and called them Read more
Middle East - North Africa
If there’s one thing Ryan Crocker believes is vital, it’s history. For the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait (not in that order), looking to the past can help leaders understand current quagmires in the Middle East and how to best engage in the moment. “If you’re trying to understand today, you’ve got to understand Read more
When Saudi nonprofit leader Lujain Al Ubaid travels abroad, she often finds herself in the unenviable position of having to explain her culture. Saudi Arabia, the perception goes in the West, suppresses women, forcing them to wear headscarves and forbidding them the chance to get behind the wheel. While some stereotypes are rooted in reality, Read more
After NAFTA, the Iran nuclear deal struck by President Barack Obama is probably the foreign policy item Donald J. Trump has criticized most throughout this year’s presidential campaign. But is the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” as bad he says, or on the other end, has it really “eliminated the Iranian nuclear program without firing Read more
France-Atlanta 2016 got off to an unexpectedly hip-hop start the evening of Oct. 4 as the Atlanta Falcons Drumline warmed up on a particularly balmy evening for a separate event at the College Football Hall of Fame across Marietta Street from the Metro Atlanta Chamber where the launch event was held. Mayor Kasim Reed, a Francophile Read more
In its latest complaint over what it calls unfair competition from Middle Eastern carriers, Delta Air Lines Inc. is asserting that the U.S. government has broken the law and snubbed American airlines by offering contracts to JetBlue Airways for flights that will be operated solely by its codeshare partner, Emirates Airline. At issue is the fact Read more
It was 94 years ago that the League of Nations marked a milestone for the Jewish people on the establishment of the State of Israel. On July 24, 1922, the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, issued a formal recognition of the Jewish nation’s connection to the Land of Israel, and approved Read more
Perhaps because it includes planned visits to the Negev Desert, a winery and an old munitions factory, the American Israel Business Connector, or Conexx, is calling its upcoming mission to Israel in November a “business expedition.”
As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women.
Farah Amir, a marketing professional who graduated from two Atlanta universities, has come back to the Georgia Council for International Visitors as executive director after a few years away.