Once Again, Tragedy Expands Our World Vision

It's strange, if not sad, how we Americans learn about the world through tragic events, often terrorist in nature. Who in the United States knew much about Afghanistan before 9/11, or about Iraq before the U.S. invasion following the hype of Iraq's alleged possession of nuclear weapons? In recent days, we have been learning about Chechnya through the Boston marathon bombings as the two suspects, one now dead and one in captivity, are of Chechen origin.

Read Deana Arsenian's "Once Again, Tragedy Expands Our World Vision" in the Huffington Post. Arsenian is Vice President, International Program and Program Director, Russia and Eurasia at Carnegie Corporation.