Thinking Out Loud

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud! This is the place to discuss the issues. I look forward to sharing my thoughts here… about what’s happening around the globe – human struggles, politics, international humanitarian law, policy issues… and some random and casual thoughts… we might even talk music and sports. I invite you to share your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions in the comment section below each post. I look forward to reading your comments and replying to (some of) them. I hope you will come back each week and let’s keep the conversation going!
With gratitude… Lara

Yemen No War and No Peace

Yemen: No War, and No Peace

~ 21 September 2023 ~Yemen is in a state of no war, and no peace. Although that is certainly better…

Woman, Life, Freedom

Woman, Life, Freedom.

~ 16 September 2023 ~One year ago today, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was targeted by the morality police for improperly wearing…

No Girls Allowed

No Girls Allowed

~ 8 September 2023 ~Iran’s National Security Council has decided that female spectators can now attend matches in football stadiums.…

Banning books and race in education

Book Banning and Race in Education

~ 6 September 2023 ~For the past few years, some legislators have been busy banning books and race in education.…

The Content of Their Character

The Content of Their Character

~ 31 August 2023 ~“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation…

Abbey Gate, Kabul, Afghanistan

Abbey Gate

~ 26 August 2023 ~Two years ago today, I was at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul when an…