As the trauma in Israel/Palestine rages on, I try to keep my focus on growing peace between people, far from politics, wherever I see the light. Meet my friend Tali. Her life story is more stunning than most, but it is what she doesShow More Summary
White House says US president will visit India to attend its Republic Day celebrations and talks with Indian PM.
Two weeks ago, President Obama wrote a letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei. According to the Wall Street Journal, the letter "described a shared interest between the US and Iran in fighting Islamic State militants...Show More Summary
Two retired colonels sentenced for the torture of incumbent president Michelle Bachelet's father during Pinochet era.
New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought.
Micah Zenko Security, United States As of today, the United States has now conducted 500 targeted killings (approximately 98 percent of them with drones), which have killed an estimated 3,674 people, including 473 civilians. The most...Show More Summary
A week of news the West missed from the world's most populous country.
Imagine you're applying for a job. It's quite a big, important job. In fact, if you get it, you'll be the world's top civil servant. You'll report to 193 member states, oversee more than 40,000 staff and thirty separate funds, programmes and agencies. Show More Summary
Professors are harassing students, then facing surprisingly light punishment.
The religious nationalists in Israel have become increasingly more successful in their drive to incorporate the West Bank (what they call Judea and Samaria) into the State of Israel. Their effort is based on their belief in a biblical...Show More Summary
November 24 this year is an important date on the calendar for diplomats between the P5+1 (the Permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, ie. The U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia, plus Germany) and Iran, because it represents...Show More Summary
September brought good news for the world's forests with the unveiling of the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit. The Declaration, which pledges to end global deforestation by 2030, was signed by 130 governments, including the US, Germany, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Show More Summary
Why a media baron's new political party may hold the key to the country's future.
It's not easy to predict what the Arab world would look like after a decade, not even after a year, or even less. A region divided horizontally and vertically, with wars and conflicts dominating most of its lands, while the rest whoShow More Summary
In the midst of Israel’s latest seven-week military assault on Gaza, up to 200,000 people took to the streets of Cape Town, South Africa to march in solidarity with the Palestinian people--in what many say was the largest single protest that country has seen since the mass movements that overthrew apartheid. Show More Summary
Stewart Copeland, CIA brat and former Police drummer, says Israelis and Palestinians are inseparable so Israelis have to give up Zionist dream of a Jewish state, and practice Kumbaya