Lisa M. Ruth started her career at the CIA, where she won several distinguished awards for her service and analysis. After leaving the government, she joined a private intelligence firm in South Florida as President, where she oversaw all research ...Read More
Taliban attacks, U.S. talks peace and Afghanistan President Karzai says no.
The outcome of the June 14 Iranian election, in which Shiite cleric Hasan Rohani emerged victorious, is very bad news.
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Absent strong, principled U.S. leadership the future for religious minorities in the Middle East will indeed be much worse.
A Billion Voices of India by Sabrina Sidhu
An inside look into India – the land of a billion people and a billion stories.
A Focus on Freedom by Dennis Jamison
In securing life, liberty, and in pursuing happiness, the quest for freedom contains countless stories that must be told. Honest information and truth are still the most essential weapons against illusion, ignorance and fear which are key elements of tyranny.
Africa Relayed by Allan Baryio
What if we were all to wish and stop at wishing where would the world be! Stone Age perhaps
A Heart Without Compromise; Advocating for Children by Jerome Elam
Children around the globe are too often silent. From victims of abuse - physical, mental, and sexual to those whose lives embrace joy, their stories are many and need to be heard.
A Novelist’s View of the World by Jack Engelhard
Let’s talk about everything, especially the absurdity of it all
A Word on the National Interest by Benjamin Ra
Analyzing the most important questions of American foreign policy
A World in our Backyard by Laura Sesana
The world impacts us. What happens in our towns, cities, states, country and on this planet makes a difference to us.
Charles Vandegriffe Time and Place by Charles Vandegriff, Sr.
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
Chid Speaks at Communities by Chidike Okeem
Topics will include politics, religion, race, culture, and anything else that needs to be discussed...
Citizen Warrior by Tiffany Madison
Uncensored exploration of issues concerning current events, civil liberties, American political advocacy, and the political and social issues facing military veterans.
Curmudgeon Corner by Larry Momo
Now that Andy Rooney is gone some thought I should step in to be America’s next curmudgeon. What a thought!
Egypt: Pyramids and Revolution by Anwaar Abdalla
Egypt is filled with first hand accounts about Egypt - sharing stories, culture and news.
EMEA Watch by Tiffany Shorter
Eye on Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Exiting the Comfort Zone by Henry Biernacki
The column where people and countries are described in a new fashion. Henry Biernacki depicts experiences of a traveler, with no set itinerary, combining non-fiction with fiction.
From Tahrir Square - Tales from Egypt by Anwaar Abdalla
We hear about the politics, now lets visit with the people of the square
History on Purpose by Dennis Jamison
History doesn't have to be grim; there is a lot to be learned from the pages of time.
Intelligence and World Affairs by Lisa M. Ruth
Analysis of world affairs, the intelligence community and US foreign policy.
Not Your Average Read by Amanda Read
Trained as a historian, skilled as a writer, and aspiring to be a filmmaker, Amanda Read investigates the ideas behind contemporary culture and politics.
Passionate About Politics by Courtney M. Minturn
Analyzing Stateside & International Politics, Military & Security, Crime & Justice with the occasional celebrity for fun!
Rankin Full Stop by Russ Rankin
This column will cover the experiential spectrum of music as well as politics and all the things caught in between.
Reflective Persuasions by Sidrah Zaheer
Being reflective, Sidrah Zaheer tries to make her points persuasively on anything that peaks her curiosity and needs to be told.
Rick Townley's World of Books & Publishing by Rick Townley
A carefully guided tour through the confusing world of modern bookselling and publishing.
Right Angles by Ruthie Blum
“Right Angles” explores serious subjects, such as the Islamization of the Middle East and delegitimization of Israel, with humor, candor and a twist.
Scatterings of Africa by Sisi Lwandle
In a continent where dictators are releasing fashion clothing lines, fuel more expensive than the actual vehicle and the press strategically silenced, I honestly have no idea where to start.
Speaking Out by Holly Smith
An advocate against sexual trafficking and for victims, Holly Smith speaks out.
Spiritually Yours by Manu Arya
Spiritually yours is about each one of us. Mostly using examples from mythological stories, this column tries to find logic behind faith.
Table Talk Redux by Michael Mickler
Conscience and plain reason before authority
Telling It Like It Is by Barbara Amaya
Barbara Amaya brings a unique perspective and voice to her writing, the voice of a survivor
That's RIGHT! I Said It! by Doni Kandel
Doni Kandel shares his self-prescribed cocktail of humor and hard-nosed honesty required to remain a passionate and sane conservative and Zionist in today's tumultuous world.
The American Muslim by Rahat Husain
The Chinese Slant by Tang Long
A round eye’s guide into the Chinese world.
The Doctrine of Politics by Timothy Zlatich
Let's talk about military policies and programs, past and present.
The Way Forward by Frank Kaufmann
Reading the news for solutions and practical insight for progress, enduring peace, and shared prosperity.
Truth Be Told by Carla Garrison
Thinking a little deeper about our lives, our country and our values.
What in the World by Bob Taylor
In a world that is increasingly complex, we need to seek greater awareness of the blending of cultures and America's changing role in a global community.
World View by Communities AA Writers
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
Lisa M. Ruth started her career at the CIA, where she won several distinguished awards for her service and analysis. After leaving the government, she joined a private intelligence firm in South Florida as President, where she oversaw all research, analysis and reporting.
Lisa joined CDN as a journalist in 2009 and writes extensively on intelligence, world affairs, and breaking news. She also provides investigative reporting and news analysis. Lisa continues to write both for her own columns and as a guest writer on a wide variety of subjects, and is now Executive Editor for CDN and edits the Global, Family and Health sections. She is also a regular contributor to Newsmax and other publications.