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

Humanitarian crisis in Gaza - aid trucks lined as far as the eye can see on the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing border.

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

~ 31 October 2023 ~In twenty-four days of war between…

Yemen No War and No Peace

Yemen: No War, and No Peace

~ 21 September 2023 ~Yemen is in a state of…

Woman, Life, Freedom

Woman, Life, Freedom.

~ 16 September 2023 ~One year ago today, 22-year-old Mahsa…

No Girls Allowed

No Girls Allowed

~ 8 September 2023 ~Iran’s National Security Council has decided…

Banning books and race in education

Book Banning and Race in Education

~ 6 September 2023 ~For the past few years, some…

The Content of Their Character

The Content of Their Character

~ 31 August 2023 ~“I have a dream that my…