Need to Know http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24831/all en Life, death and the Taliban: Blowback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taliban/blowback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What we don't know is killing us. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> C.M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PESHAWAR, Pakistan &mdash; On a dusty plain not far from the border with Afghanistan, mud-brick walls weathered by rain and time still mark the boundaries of what were once sprawling Afghan refugee camps.</p> <p>The walls are a crumbling memory of the first time I came to this frontier town in 1995 to report on what was then a new force in the region, the Taliban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taliban/blowback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Need to Know Asia-Pacific Pakistan Fri, 07 Aug 2009 14:22:00 +0000 C.M. Sennott 2615208 at http://www.globalpost.com Teaching Twitter in Havana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100401/blogging-twitter-sanchez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Students squeeze into blogger's living room to learn about Wordpress, Wikipedia and the digital revolution. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Miroff </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Photo caption: Yoani Sanchez sits with her computer in her apartment in Havana, Oct. 3, 2007. Sanchez runs a Blogger Academy out of her living room. (Claudia Daut/Reuters)</p> <p>HAVANA, Cuba &mdash; As an educational institution, Cuba&rsquo;s Blogger Academy suffers from a few notable deficiencies. Its six-month course doesn&rsquo;t grant an accredited degree, and its single, cramped classroom &mdash; the living room of founder Yoani Sanchez &mdash; isn&rsquo;t even hooked up to the internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100401/blogging-twitter-sanchez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Americas Education Technology Cuba Fri, 02 Apr 2010 10:57:00 +0000 Nick Miroff 5539060 at http://www.globalpost.com Education: Teaching infrastructure and other new necessities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100225/india-education-fulbright-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How "old" technologies are helping scholars reinvent the New India. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shailaja Neelakantan </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, India &mdash; Last summer John Atchley was working for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and writing his application for a Fulbright scholarship to study India&#39;s water crisis when a serendipitous discovery of &quot;The Power Broker&quot; caused him to rethink his plans.</p> <p>Reading Robert A. Caro&#39;s book about the legendary urban planner Robert Moses and the building of New York, including its highway system, Atchley saw parallels to modern-day India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100225/india-education-fulbright-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Asia-Pacific Education India Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:49:00 +0000 Shailaja Neelakantan 5528631 at http://www.globalpost.com Rwanda's schoolyard tech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100408/rwandas-schoolyard-tech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Central African country carves out a digital future, one laptop at a time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Rosen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Photo caption: Rwandan schoolchildren use the XO computer in their classroom. The computer is provided by the One Laptop Per Chlld program. (Jon Rosen/GlobalPost)</p> <p>KIGALI, Rwanda &mdash; As they cram in front of their green and white laptop, Gabiro Vainqueur, 10, and Agape Pacifique, 12, are at odds over their afternoon assignment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100408/rwandas-schoolyard-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Education Technology Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:56:00 +0000 Jon Rosen 5540835 at http://www.globalpost.com 7 circles of Juarez: teenage assassins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/100706/ciudad-juarez-youth-murder <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/100706/ciudad-juarez-youth-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexico Drug War Need to Know Americas Mexico Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:51:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5568211 at http://www.globalpost.com 7 circles of Juarez: killing with impunity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/100706/ciudad-juarez-police-army-cartel <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/100706/ciudad-juarez-police-army-cartel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexico Drug War Need to Know Americas Mexico Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:53:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5568223 at http://www.globalpost.com Video: Heat in the Holy Land http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/middle-east/100720/green-energy-entrepreneurs-renewable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Ramallah, a Palestinian engineer digs deep for clean energy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out the latest Energy Entrepreneurs video.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/middle-east/100720/green-energy-entrepreneurs-renewable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Business Green Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:56:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5572095 at http://www.globalpost.com Borderland: For refugees in China it pays to be Burmese, not North Korean http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/myanmar-north-korea-refugees <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/myanmar-north-korea-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Business China Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:53:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5588548 at http://www.globalpost.com Borderland: China's 14,000 mile struggle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/border-culture-minorities-foreign-relations <p>China&rsquo;s most delicate and dicey challenges are often seen most dramatically on its borders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/border-culture-minorities-foreign-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Asia-Pacific China India Japan Pakistan Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:52:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5588539 at http://www.globalpost.com Borderland: All's not quiet on China's western front http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/uighurs-border-culture-islam <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/uighurs-border-culture-islam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Business China Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:52:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5588540 at http://www.globalpost.com Borderland: Sex trafficking on the China-Myanmar border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/burma-myanmar-trafficking-border <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/burma-myanmar-trafficking-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Business Aid China Health Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:54:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5588541 at http://www.globalpost.com Borderland: China's trade gamble with North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/development-trade-korea <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/100928/development-trade-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Business China Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:04:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5588542 at http://www.globalpost.com Borderland: China's dangerous appetite for rare animals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/101014/border-trafficking-endangered-species-animals <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/101014/border-trafficking-endangered-species-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know China Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:05:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5592315 at http://www.globalpost.com Global Chat: Turmoil in Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/101207/iran-webchat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Global Chat: Turmoil in Iran </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>This chat begins on Thursday, Dec. 9, at noon.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jason Rezaian in Tehran will answer questions about the increasingly tense situation in Iran &mdash; the WikiLeaks allegations, the bomb targeting nuclear scientists, and the shadowy Stuxnet virus among other topics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe height="350" src="http://widget.mibbit.com/?settings=c3c11ed245b8b447b6bccd4e3e1c71d6&amp;server=irc.mibbit.net&amp;channel=%23globalpost" width="475"></iframe></p> Need to Know Diplomacy Middle East Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5603366 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast refugees flee to Liberia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110322/ivory-coast-refugees-liberia-ouattara-gbagbo <p>TOETOWN &mdash; About 90,000 Ivorians have crossed into eastern Liberia. That numbers is expected to swell to 500,000 if Ivory Coast slides back into civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110322/ivory-coast-refugees-liberia-ouattara-gbagbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ivory Coast Need to Know Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:50:00 +0000 Emily Schmall and Mae Azango 5632527 at http://www.globalpost.com