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The Real SocialMedia Battleground

Much has been made of the contests for credibility that take place on social media during conflict. In the ongoing Gaza war, Facebook, Twitter and other online forums have featured the claims of Hamas versus those of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Show More Summary

A Message Whose Powerful Impact Continues To Astound Two Years After It Was Originally Shared

As a writer, I am a firm believer that words have a life of their own. Their impact might not be revealed immediately upon granting them freedom but none go unheard or devoid of purpose. Within each word, there are breath and reason and for some, there are many breaths and multiple reasons. Show More Summary

The Tragedy Continues - Arab Spring Gives Way to Salafist Summer

The barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley sadly continues the orgy of extremist violence in the Middle East that started in June with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, continued with tragedy in the Gaza...Show More Summary

Should Washington Consider Accepting a Chinese Monroe Doctrine?

Washington has pursued a policy toward China that some American scholars have dubbed "congagement"--a mixture of engagement and containment. The engagement component is primarily economic in nature. China is America's third largest trading partner, and Chinese financial institutions now hold some $1.3 trillion in U.S. Show More Summary

America's Strategic Fatigue: Who Will Fill the Vacuum?

BERLIN -- The chaotic consequences of the gradual disintegration of Pax Americana are becoming increasingly clear. For seven decades, the United States safeguarded a global framework, which -- however imperfect, and regardless of how many mistakes the superpower made -- generally guaranteed a minimum level of stability. Show More Summary

Israel's Military Plan in Gaza, and the Strengthening of Hamas

I live not far from the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. I'm often stopped by Israeli families coming to Amsterdam as tourists who ask for directions to the museum. After showing them which street to follow, I ask which city they are from and they tell me. Show More Summary

Modi's Greta Garbo Moment on Kashmir

There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbors. Instead, New Delhi's unilateral...Show More Summary

LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

by Margaret Marshall External Relations Associate The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are under assault in many parts of the world. This increased hostility, which often takes the form...Show More Summary

The Republic of Writers

Under Communism, the government cared a great deal about what you wrote. If you were part of the system, the government promoted your work. If you were against the system, the government censored you or possibly jailed you. In either...Show More Summary

John McCain: Bomb Assad Yesterday, Bomb Jihadists Today

The swift and dramatic rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the group's de facto transformation from a terrorist organization into a terrorist government with a potent army is daunting and scary. But it's not totally...Show More Summary

It's the Racism, Stupid

It has been quite an eventful summer, and not in a good way. It seems as if the world is falling apart, even in parts of the world that are leading democracies, like us right here in the U.S. Most feel helpless and frustrated when we...Show More Summary

If Liberal Zionism Were Dead, What Actions Would That Imply?

On Sunday, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Antony Lerman, a former director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, with the provocative title, "The End of Liberal Zionism," which raised the question of whether "Liberal...Show More Summary

Global Problems Call for Global Solutions

Sometimes, amid the heated political debate about what should done by the U.S. government in world affairs, a proposal cuts through the TV babble of the supposed experts with a clear, useful suggestion. That proposal came on August 17,...Show More Summary

Greeks Sailing by the Stars

The sun (Helios) was the divine king of the sky for the Greeks. According to the "Homeric Hymn" of Helios: The sun shines his light on both men and immortal gods by driving his four-horse "golden-yoked" chariot across the sky from east to west. Selene, sister of Helios, was also very important to the Greeks. Show More Summary

Honduras' PAC: Nothing But Talk?

The Anti-Corruption Party (PAC) in Honduras yesterday announced that it would soon make known its official views on the performance thus far of the government of President Juan Orlando Hernández. Representative Fátima Mena, who heads...Show More Summary

The Iranian Maya Angelou Passes Away

She lived to the ripe old age of 87. She who Iranians lovingly called the Lioness of Iran. She who chronicled her people's politics, their beauty, their mundane and their extraordinary, their oppression and their plastic surgery, the landscape of their lives. Show More Summary

A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an 18-year-old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons. Years ago and miles from here,...Show More Summary

Obama Blasts Afghans for Expelling Reporter -- So Why the Continued Pursuit of 'NYT' Reporter James Risen?

To its credit, the Obama administration was quick and forceful in its condemnation this week of the Afghan government's expulsion of New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who had angered the Karzai government by reporting that high-level...Show More Summary

The Fall and Rise of Investigative Journalism

From Asia to Africa to Latin America, Muckrakers Have Corrupt Officials and Corporate Cronies on the Run Cross-posted with In our world, the news about the news is often grim. Newspapers are shrinking, folding up, or being cut loose by their parent companies. Show More Summary

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Co-authored with Robert Martin China's plan to create a new development bank for Asia -- the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) -- has generated much fanfare since Chinese premier Xi Jinping announced China's intentions to create the Bank last year. Show More Summary

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