Don't the American people have a right to know what is going on with such a significant decision, particularly in light of the fact that the American people and Congress decisively rejected direct U.S. military intervention in the Syrian civil war?
It is crucial that the terminology the museum uses in this section not generalize and blame the world's Muslims as a whole. We do not provoke Christians by calling the Kansas shooter a product of "Christian terrorism" and implicitly blaming the religion, so why do we continue to tolerate the term "Islamic terrorism?"
The U.S. and its allies must expand their support to Syria's opposition. But in so doing, the inherent complexity of the situation needs to be grasped and not simply brushed over.
After years of painstaking work at a cost of an estimated $40 million, the Senate Intelligence Committee's Democratic staff is finally ready to release what they view as the most authoritative, in-depth and comprehensive study about the CIA's former program of enhanced interrogations.
We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.
There are lots of reasons one might be concerned about the severity of U.S. terrorism law. But I wouldn't expect criticism of this aspect of the American criminal justice system from those law-and-order lawmakers clamoring for the United States to be tougher on terrorism.
Malaysian officials said Monday that police were investigating flight crew, cabin crew, a lone and independent jet engineer, and all passengers from Flight 370 for possible ties to what they now strongly suspect was a malicious takeover of the airplane controls.
To an American observer, that may sound astonishing. Why would he just confess? In fact, that happens all the time in these cases. The key, it seems, is in according the captive respect -- conveying an acknowledgement of his humanity and his right to humane treatment.
Grace Baptist Church in upstate New York, following the lead of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, is giving away an AR-15 assault rifle -- you know, the kind that killed kids at Sandy Hook Elementary.
President Obama was right when he said "democracy demands" that all wars must end. Last month, he reaffirmed he wants to move America "off a permanent war footing" in his State of the Union address. Now is the time for senior Pentagon officials to explain the steps they'll take to get us there.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan's visit to Iran last month symbolized a pivot toward Tehran and a shift in Ankara's Middle East foreign policy.
Amidst the turmoil that has ensued throughout post-Mubarak Egypt, al-Qaeda has established a stronghold in the Sinai from where jihadists routinely target Egypt and Israel.
Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.
Generating a General Assembly resolution to support humanitarian relief and encouraging states to pursue humanitarian remedies at least isolates Putin and Assad from the will of the world and yields at least broad moral authority to act.
This Fall, the Sahel region has become a center of international attention with the United Nations calling its security situation "alarming" and deploying 12,600 peacekeepers to stabilize the region. This aid is desperately needed.
While some Republicans are wont to decry anti-Guantanamo liberals as "anti-American," the only anti-American thing in this debate is Guantanamo itself. For it goes against everything our nation professes to respect and love.