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Libya: Tougher UN Sanctions a Welcome Move, Yet More to Be Done to Curb Muslim Brotherhood

Since July 13, Tripoli has been subjected to vicious attack by Muslim Brotherhood-supported militias from the city of Misrata in what they called Operation Libya Dawn (OLD). The attack centered mainly on Tripoli International Airport...Show More Summary

Quest for identity - orphans of the narrative

These are simple objects: clocks, keys, combs, glasses. They are the things that victims of genocide in Bosnia carried with them on their final journey. We are all familiar with these mundane, everyday objects. The fact that some ofShow More Summary

The Unrequited Love Affair Between Liberal Jews and an Illiberal Israel

Liberal Jews have the right to voice our displeasure about what other Jews -- Israeli or not -- do, as much as the Americans and French can dislike some of their fellow countrymen. For a number of days Antony Lerman's op-ed, "The End of Liberal Zionism," has been on the New York Times' "most emailed" list, and even topped it a few days ago. Show More Summary

Contemplating Death at Sea

The wooden boats float on a vast sea and they are burdened with the desperate and the dispossessed. In the summer months, when the wind is calm, it can take perhaps two days before refugees and migrants are spotted and saved on the Mediterranean. Show More Summary

The Plague

In his novel The Plague, Albert Camus describes how death comes to an ugly French port in Algeria. Thanks to an infestation of rats and the fleas they carry, the bubonic plague descends upon the city in the spring and intensifies during the hot summer. Show More Summary

Questions on Dramatic Monologue

Who is speaking when the actor speaks? The self or the other self, as Bakhtin would have it? The ego or the alter ego, as Ionesco put in Notes and Counter Notes? Or is it the mazes of consciousness, like those of Emma Bovary and Joyce's...Show More Summary

The Impending Battle on Presidential Reelection in Honduras

It is widely believed in Honduras that President Juan Orlando Hernández will call for a public referendum within the next two years (probably before the primary elections in late-2016) to reform Article 374, which prohibits the reelection of a president. Show More Summary

To accomplish Liberation Palestinian Unity Must be Preserved

It was no coincidence that the announcement of the permanent ceasefire agreement was be made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Ramallah headquarters. While Abbas may have been battered in social media and in activists' circles,...Show More Summary

Tirelessly Reporting the Human Side of the War

Gaza Strip, August 2014 Photo credit: Gabriele Micalizzi/Cesura Truce proposal. According to the latest news released from Al Jazeera and the Wall Street Journal, Hamas has agreed to a long-term cease fire deal in its seven-week war with Israel. Show More Summary

4 Things You Should Know About the Hague

"The Hague" conjures up myriad and often mysterious images for people. Some envision international judges in long robes, presiding over somber criminal trials. Others recall quaint Dutch streets, beset by Vermeer-like skies. Many, however,...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

Image courtesy of goforchris John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt. Let me repeat that again: the man who is currently in charge of...Show More Summary

Gaza Returns to the Status Quo Ante, As If Nothing Happened

Reflecting on his torturous time as President Bill Clinton's special envoy for the Northern Ireland peace process, former Sen. George Mitchell summarized what it was like to be stuck in a mediating role for so long. "In a sense," Mitchell...Show More Summary

Russia-India Marching Ahead

Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting As the United States and Europe increase their sanctions on Russia, unsurprisingly Russia is moving closer to one of its long term allies: India. America...Show More Summary

Why Not Adopt the Same Policy Towards Syria as Other Non-Democracies and Human Rights Abusers in the Region?

Glenn Greenwald thinks it's funny that while a year ago, we were told that it was an absolute emergency to bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad and arm insurgents fighting to overthrow him, now we're being told that it's an absolute emergency to bomb Assad's main military opponents. Show More Summary

Ebola, Experimental Pharmaceuticals, and Ethics

The recent use of an experimental serum on American health workers Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol has created buzz around the world. These individuals received an experimental serum called ZMAPP from California-based Mapp Pharmaceuticals. Show More Summary

Turkey Votes in Erdogan and Votes Out Its Founding Ideology

As widely expected, Turkey's Prime Minister Erdo?an emerged victorious in the first round of Turkey's presidential elections, garnering around 52 percent of votes cast. This is his ninth consecutive election victory (3 general and 3Show More Summary

The Challenges in Defeating ISIS

Containing and ultimately defeating ISIS will require both short and long-term response. ISIS expansion has been made possible by political conditions in Syria and Iraq, ethnic-religious/sectarian divisions and violence and terror in...Show More Summary

Legal Scholar Edward M. Gaffney Jr. Rises to the Defense of Human Rights and Hedy Epstein

Every teacher has heard the snide comment, "those who can, do; those who can't, teach." Whatever the origin of that ungenerous comment (probably the sour grapes of a nonperforming student), there is no teacher more capable of refuting that specious proposition than Professor Edward M. Show More Summary

Heading Into Conflict

"I was asked if the seminar will take place as planned - the answer is yes, unless there is a total war." That was the response in a short email sent to me in mid-July from an official at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs letting...Show More Summary

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