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
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Dinner, Shopping, Football, and Sangria

Dinner, Shopping, Football, and Sangria

24 November 2022It’s Thanksgiving, one of my favorite times of the year! It is the season for dinner, shopping, football,…

Journalists in Conflict

Journalists in Conflict

15 November 2022 | International Humanitarian Law (IHL) exists to minimize human suffering and to protect civilians and former combatants…

Under Taliban Rule

Under Taliban Rule

6 September 2022 | Many will say… “It was only a matter of time.” Only a matter of time before…

Wrongfully Detained

Wrongfully Detained

2 August 2022 | It might be surprising to learn that the majority of Americans imprisoned abroad are not the…

Not a Target

Not a Target

12 July 2022 | I am very familiar with the challenges of providing humanitarian services in the field, having served…

Music is Life

Music is Life

14 June 2022 | Music is a constant. It is in every fiber of our being… it is in the…