As tensions mount between Iran and Israel, an Iranian Jew is asked to pick a side
by Roxana Norouzi
“So are you on team Iran or Israel?” A few days ago I walked into a coffee shop to meet my friend and that was the first thing she asked me. A quick Google search revealed the headlines like “Iran Says Preemptive Strike on Israel Possible” “Israel Threatens to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Facilities” “Iran and […]
Feb 29, 2012
Colin Powell is coming to Seattle. Will that work for you?
by alma khasawnih
Colin Powell is coming to Seattle on Wednesday for a conversation around his new book It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. City Club (which also supports the Globalist), is organizing the event and has put up billboards around town. In the online advertisement, they urge you to join the conversation with Powell as he […]
Jun 1, 2012
North Koreans invade Spokane, xenophobia invades box office
by Sarah Stuteville
A sunny morning in Spokane — shaggy green lawns, puffy clouds and compact SUVs parked outside of 100-year-old houses. Then a boom, a rattling snow globe featuring the Space Needle and the blue sky fills with white parachutes. The North Koreans have just invaded Washington state. To children of the ’80s this might sound vaguely […]
Nov 23, 2012
What the heck is happening in Mali? (and why you should care)
by Amy Scott
Until a couple weeks ago, you probably didn’t think much about Mali, the large, former French colony that spans North and West Africa. I know I didn’t. But then we started hearing about French troops invading northern Mali, and militants kidnapping foreign workers in Algeria and that this all somehow connected to the fall of […]
Jan 24, 2013
What the heck is happening in Syria?
by Amy Scott
After more than 2 years and tens of thousands of people killed, the civil war in Syria keeps dragging on. Is there any end in sight?
Apr 15, 2013
Our connection to Guatemala’s landmark genocide verdict
by Ansel Herz
Update: Ten days after this post, Guatemala’s high court threw out the verdict. The Nation calls this “the latest blow in what had been a sustained dirty war waged by Ríos Montt’s supporters since his indictment in 2012 to delay, obstruct, divert and otherwise sabotage the genocide case” and “evidence of the persistent and grievous […]
May 13, 2013
Refugee from Sierra Leone puts personal struggle with PTSD to work for others
by Sandi Halimuddin
Salifu Mansaray has turned his own experience of trauma from Sierra Leone’s bloody civil war into an asset in serving mentally ill seniors in Burien.
Aug 19, 2013
Syria won’t be another Iraq – but it’s already another Afghanistan
by Dean Chahim
“Lay down your arms, fight with the pen.” Take a lesson from Afghanistan: the only way to end the bloodshed in Syria is to stop the flow of weapons to both sides.
Sep 11, 2013
We, the children of war in South Sudan, reject this war
by Tahrier Muon
I come from a place with a long memory of war.
Jan 21, 2014
Muslim Americans flex muscle in Olympia, press for minority rights
by Atia Musazay
Hundreds of Muslims from around Washington gathered at the state capitol Monday with clear messages for their legislators.
What the heck is happening in Ukraine (and why you should care)
by Kseniya Sovenko
A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.
Feb 17, 2015
Could Syrian refugees resettle in Seattle? New group explores ideas
by Alex Garland
Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.
Sep 8, 2015
S. Korea, Japan reach agreement on wartime “comfort women”
The issue of "comfort women," the euphemistic name for women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, has long plagued ties between the neighbors.
Dec 29, 2015
Can war bring us together? Sebastian Junger at Town Hall Seattle
by Mike Simpson
Why is it such a challenge for military veterans to readjust to civilian life? Author Sebastian Junger tackles this question in his new book "Tribe."
May 26, 2016