Katie Gresham
Katie Gresham

A graduate of American University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, Katie currently lives in London where she works with well-known international development NGOs. She has a keen interest in international affairs skewed towards development and conflicts issues. She has augmented her academic studies with trips to Northern Ireland, Kenya, Cyprus and the Balkans.

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Jan. 7, 2013

Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban is Bad For America

Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill will not serve to unite America, even in the wake of Sandy Hook. Rather, it will promote political divisiveness.

Jan. 3, 2013

2013 New Year Resolutions: The Fool Proof Way to Keep Your Resolution

Every year we are pressured into making resolutions to improve our habits over the next year. Most of these are doomed before they begin. Why do we fail? Should we even attempt a 2013 resolution?
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Jan. 3, 2013

Top 7 Most Devastating Humanitarian Crises of 2012

From superstorm Sandy, to Syria's rebellion, to long-standing drought in the Sahel region of Africa, 2012 brought its fair share of humanitarian challenges for the global community.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Psych: In New Charity Campaign, Africans Deliver Space Heaters to Freezing Norwegians

A satirical charity single by Radi-aid urges concerned Africans to send their heaters to Norway for the holidays — demonstrating yet again that traditional development is becoming irrelevant.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: A List of the Worst Offenders in the World

On Human Rights Day, a list of the worst human rights offenders: Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, China, and more.
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Dec. 1, 2012

M23 Rebels in Goma Will Not Bring the Congo Into Chaos

The M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has refused to surrender. This is a problem, but not a severe as it seems.

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Dec. 1, 2012

Palestine UN Vote: A Small Step Towards Statehood

More than 138 countries voted to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state of the United Nations. Concerns and critiques of this vote abound, but it represents an important step.
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Oct. 22, 2012

Who Won the Presidential Debate: Draw as Romney and Obama Focus on Jabs Over Policy

Tonight is the final Presidential debate, which will focus on foreign policy. But will they say anything beyond national security, Middle East, Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iraq and China? I think not.
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July 8, 2012

Sudan Protests Are Ignored By the Media As They Enter Their Fourth Week

As clashes in Sudan enter their fourth week, the international media remains quiet on the increasing violence of the police in favor of buzz-worthy articles at the expense of the opposition.
April 25, 2012

The Privileged White Guilt Complex

How do you accept your White privilege? What do you do about the knowledge? The guilt?
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Oct. 25, 2011

EU Summit: France, Germany Need to Play Nice with Britain to Save Euro Zone

Despite French President Nicolas Sarkozy's critiques of British Prime Minister David Cameron's participation in the euro zone crisis talks, all EU nations need to cooperate to resolve this issue.

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Sept. 28, 2011

What is Africa Without the West? A Lot Better

After decades of Western-run development in Africa, it is time to reevaluate our progress. International NGOs may be more of a hindrance than a solution to social and economic issues.
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Sept. 8, 2011

Congress Should Continue Aid for Family Planning Abroad

As the world's population is growing in the poorest countries, Republicans in Congress are threatening to cut funding for reproductive health activities abroad.
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Aug. 25, 2011

Individual Action Is Needed For Multilateralism To Succeed

Multilateralism has been predicted inevitable in the next 15 years, but the world's most powerful nations won't share their wealth.