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Recent articles by James:

The Hot Winds of Purgatory on the Southern Border

Our writer headed there and found the asylum story much more complicated--and less hopeful--than he had imagined. → Read More

50 Years Later, the Apollo Program is Still Pure Poetry

We should, all of us, feel some pride at being a member of this audacious, death-defying human tribe. → Read More

The Moon landing – fifty years ago today – reminds us of the importance of good news

America really needed the 1969 moon landing to go well to serve as an antidote to a decade of bad news. Does that sound familiar? → Read More

Sullen, Lonely, and Unfriendly in the UK

Our writer returns to his native country only to find Britain in worse shape than America. → Read More

The Post-War Temptation Towards Anger and Guns

A veteran reflects on dealing with rage after deployment and why he feels sympathy for incels. → Read More

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us greatly. → Read More

When Did Online Dating Become Like Drone Warfare?

Both are ruthlessly efficient yet far from effective at winning hearts and minds in the long term. → Read More

Eritrea: Amid Border Wrangles, Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going

Names marked with an * have been changed at the request of those interviewed to protect identities, due to concerns about government reprisals against individuals or family members who remain in Eritrea. → Read More

Amid border wrangles, Eritreans wrestle with staying or going

Eritreans, both at home and abroad, face tough decisions. Stay? Leave? Return? Make peace with those who left? → Read More

The Other Side of ‘Allahu Akbar’

In his travels through the Mideast and Africa, our writer found mostly peaceful Muslims, kind to a fault and proud of their religion. → Read More

Camino de Santiago: We Were Born to Wander

Ensnared by the disposable trash of the enslaved society, we've forgotten how to walk. → Read More

Camino de Santiago: We Were Born to Wander

Ensnared by the disposable trash of the enslaved society, we've forgotten how to walk. → Read More

The Banality of the Modern Hipster

Hipsters, like many Americans, have confused the plethora of consumer-oriented diversions and incessant internet interactions with living a wholesome life. → Read More

The Banality of the Modern Hipster

They set out to rebel. They ended up conforming to the same consumer-oriented diversions as everyone else. → Read More

The Ethnic Tensions Haunting Africa’s Newest Powerhouse

Ethiopia is a success story. But hatred of its native Tigrayans is causing some to think nervously of Rwanda. → Read More

The Double-Edged Sword of Polarized Journalism

As Northam-gate showed, when reporters are driven by Twitter-fueled partisanship, the results can be good and bad. → Read More

Ethiopia: Power Shift Creates New Tensions and Tigrayan Fears in Ethiopia

Disagreements over land and resources between the 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia have often led to violence and mass displacement, but a fast and unprecedented shift of power led by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is causing new strains, experts say. → Read More

Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

Due to their perceived affiliation with the old autocratic regime, people in the Tigray region are afraid of being targeted by association. → Read More


Ethiopian food: The 15 best dishes

Ethiopian food is simply delicious. These are the 15 best dishes -- from tibs (pan-fried sliced beef or lamb) to fuul (stewed and spiced fava beans). → Read More

Ethiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace

Africa, Economy & Trade, Editors' Choice, Featured, Headlines, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees, Multimedia, Peace, Regional Categories, Slideshow, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations, Trade & Investment Peace Ethiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace ADDIS ABABA, Feb 6 2019 (IPS) - The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening… → Read More