Going NATO

What does NATO owe Afghanistan? This is a question that will be foremost on my mind as I attend the NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal this week.  Some thoughts on the upcoming summit.

Don’t Blame the UN for Cholera in Haiti

It is hard to identify a single villain when poor living conditions are to blame. But the fact is, cholera became epidemic because of the combustible combination of a weak government, poverty, crowded and unsanitary living conditions -- all made worse by the earthquake and then, Hurricane Tomas.

Thinking About Clean Cookstoves on World Pneumonia Day

It certainly does not get the same kind of attention as diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria or Tuberculosis, but Pneumonia is no less ravishing on the people that it infects.  But there is one solution in the works that may transform the fight against respiratory illness.