Photo: The central square of the old town. Brasov. Transylvania. By Ann Stryzhekin/ Shutterstock When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yokohama in 1854, it was a backwater village in Japan…

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“You can’t hold back time, ” goes the saying (and the song). Indeed, the Laws of Nature dictate that people and societies get older and older, whether we like it or not. But let me pose a question…

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Every moment- but most especially today- we should celebrate young people and the great potential they have. Happy International Youth Day! I’ve been fortunate to meet and talk to several bright…

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Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

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