To compare the pristine beauty of Peachtree City with a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan requires a leap of imagination few can make, but one that is prompting Joel Cowan, the Fayette County city’s founder, and a few colleagues to take seriously. On the one hand you have tree lined roadways, more than 100 miles of […]
Who better than the Decatur-based Global Village Project to host the screening in Atlanta of “After Spring,” the documentary about the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, one of the largest for Syrians fleeing the civil war in their ravaged country. The documentary was shown at the Regal theater in Atlantic Station the evening of Feb. 7 […]
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 […]
As the U.N. Security Council deliberates about what to do about the carnage in Syria and elsewhere, speakers at the 5th Atlanta Global Health Summit agreed that the world has fallen into “an age of barbarism” where health providers along with women and children are killed indiscriminately. Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and […]
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today joined a swelling number of U.S. state leaders pledging to resist federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees within their borders following attacks that left 129 people dead in Paris Friday.
A hundred Atlantans, primarily from local universities, participated in an interfaith vigil the evening of Feb. 12 to show solidarity with three young Muslims who were killed by a neighbor in Chapel Hill, N.C. A similar vigil was held in Athens at the University of Georgia on the evening of the 12th, and another was […]
Former President Jimmy Carter openly opposes a military strike on Syria and expressed hope in a Russian-brokered deal to allow the Middle Eastern country to declare and destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles under international supervision. A diplomatic solution is preferable to the use of force, Mr. Carter said at a town hall-style meeting Sept. 10 at The Carter Center in Atlanta. “The military strike will not solve anything,” Mr. […]
NCR Corp., a Duluth-based ATM and payment systems maker, has launched an internal investigation into allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions prohibiting business operations in Syria and anti-bribery laws in Africa, China and the Middle East. The company received the allegations from a “purported whistleblower” and has hired outside legal counsel to look into potential violations by NCR of the […]