Views Digest

December, 2015

  • 2 December

    USCIS Launches Virtual Assistant

    Emma was developed in response to a growing interest in self-help tools and to enhance our customer service.

  • 1 December

    Time to Transform the Eastern Mediterranean

    The massive resources available in the Eastern Mediterranean offer the prospect of employment and stability. The pursuit of common interests could unlock enormous untapped potential in the region.

November, 2015

  • 24 November

    Major Spike in Hate Crimes Against American Muslims

    America's largest Muslim civil rights group reports "unprecedented" backlash and discrimination targeting the nation's Muslim minority since the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.

  • 17 November

    Don’t Give ISIL the Islamophobia it Wants

    Destruction of the “gray zone” — the space in which one can be both Muslim and Western, or Muslim and democratic — is the very purpose of ISIL and its ilk. Therefore, Europeans would be giving these terrorists a great service if they help destroy that gray zone, by following their own far-right.

  • 17 November

    Personal Wealth: A Nation of Extremes, and a Congress, Too

    A close look at members’ personal financial disclosure statements covering 2014 shows that Congress is a body of extremes — extreme wealth and a bit of extreme debt. Even though Congress may be a sample of particularly well-off Americans, its richest members are staggeringly wealthy — though none, so far, appear to be billionaires.

  • 16 November

    Living with Unsafe Water in Dhaka

    Contaminated tap water puts millions at risk in Bangladesh’s capital because of the city’s vast network of damaged underground pipes and lack of waste disposal.

  • 16 November

    Northeast Asia’s Dysfunctional Diplomacy

    Anyone who follows the politics of Northeast Asia must be wondering whether things may finally be about to change for the better. Not only have the leaders of the region’s big three — China, Japan and South Korea — recently held much delayed talks, but the presidents of China and Taiwan have finally had a face-to-face meeting as well. Does …

  • 15 November

    Paris: The War with ISIS Enters a New Stage

    Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.

  • 7 November

    Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes a Step Forward

    The Hyperloop has created extreme controversy with skeptics citing everything from the cost of land in California to the substantial g-forces that would impact passengers being accelerated from 0 to 700+ miles per hour in a short span of time.

  • 2 November

    Why Halal Food Carts Have Become Part of New York’s Culture?

    The mushroom growth of halal carts have made their mark on New York City’s life and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. These carts are introducing Americans to cuisines of countries and regions which have traditionally been in the headlines for wrong reasons.