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Farewell To Leila Alaoui, A Victim Of The Burkina Faso Attack

Malcolm Harris | Posted 01.22.2017 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

As I type this, with trembling hands and tears in my eyes, I know that this is not the way Leila would want any of us to remember her. She would only want us to remember her in the way she lived -- adventurously, curiously and wholeheartedly.

In Fighting ISIS or Al Qaeda, We Must Take Great Care Not to Demonize Islam

Allen K. Yu | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Allen K. Yu

When news arose that the killings in San Bernardino last Thursday was probably terrorist related - that the perpetrators Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfe...

How the American Psyche Changed Post 9/11

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 09.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Arie Kruglanski

Fourteen years after the attacks that ushered in this new American age of angst, we are torn between the loftiness of our aspirations, and the reality of our constraints. Sadder but (hopefully) wiser, we struggle to navigate the turbulent waters of an uncertain future, while wistfully recalling a serene past that is no more.

There Will Be a New Reality in the Arab Mid-East

Martin Shapiro | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

There will be no return to the fragile stability of even just five years ago. U.S. troops are greatly reduced in Afghanistan and Iraq. Humpty Dumpty cannot be put back together again.

I'm Explaining a Few Things

Pietros Maneos | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Pietros Maneos

Yet, we must not now cower in fear and submission to this new tyranny, this expanding Fascism

'Keep Calm and Carry On?' Not Quite

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

On my honeymoon in London years ago, an IRA bombing in Regents Park -- across the street from where I was staying -- killed eight soldiers and several...

Why Snowden's Disclosures of Foreign Surveillance Are Legitimate

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

If we live in a country that allows us only the official line about an extremely controversial story that involves torture and death, then we live in an authoritarian state, not a democracy.

The Typography of Terrorism

Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

In the preface to his book "The Swastika: Constructing the Symbol," Malcolm Quinn writes about the swastika "as a sign of identity in an era when pers...

Why We've Lost the War on Terror

Jess Coleman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

What Americans and world citizens have gone through in the past decade has been excruciating. But when did it become acceptable or rational for government to use grief as an excuse to trample on our rights?

Anwar al-Awlaki: Eye For An Eye Or A Third Way?

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If we believe that one life - perhaps even our own - is worth giving up for a change that brings hope to thousands or millions of others, then this third way begins to look like a path worth exploring.

Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Musery

Eric Margolis | Posted 12.11.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Operation Enduring Freedom -- the dreadfully misnamed ten-year US occupation of Afghanistan -- has turned into Operation Enduring Misery.

David Lohr

WATCH: American-Born Al Qaeda Member Urges U.S. Muslims To Start Killing Americans | David Lohr | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

Adam Gadahn, a highly influential al Qaeda figure born in America, has issued a call to arms for U.S. Muslims. In a newly released video (scroll d...

Al Qaeda Leaders' Whereabouts On 9/11 Revealed In Leaked Files

The Washington Post | Posted 06.24.2011 | World

On Sept. 11, 2001, the core of al-Qaeda was concentrated in a single city: Karachi, Pakistan. At a hospital, the accused mastermind of the bombing ...

John Kerry's Afghan Dereliction of Duty

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

John Kerry should re-read his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, eloquently urging a withdrawal of United States forces from Vietnam, as he contemplates his duty towards Afghanistan.

Fleeing to Djibouti: The Life of Somali Refugees

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

According to Ann Encontre, UNHCR representative in Djibouti, southern Somalia and Mogadishu have been relying on local food supplies since WFP withdrew its food aid program in January this year.

Why China is Scarier Than Al Queda

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Many people's nightmares are taken up entirely with dark, terrorist fantasies. As understandable as this may be, it's also irrational. Terrorism will ...

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: A True Alternative

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The US must abandon the illusions that American well-being depends on shaping the affairs of other places wherever something happens that discomforts us; and that people in those places want us to take custody of their well-being.

A New Year: Where We've Been And Where We're Going

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We've lost a lot of our our innocence in only 10 years. From Al Quaeda to Bernie Madoff, we're waking up to the realization that the American Dream is just a dream if we aren't responsible for it.

Obama Afghanistan Decision: Not A Question Of Whether To Send More Troops, But How Many

New York Times | Thom Shanker, Peter Baker and Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisers are focusing on a strategy for Afghanistan aimed at protecting about 10 top population centers, administration officials sa...

In Iran, Dissent Becomes Resistance and Insurrection May Follow

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Giles Slade

It would be condescending to say that say democracy is coming to Iran as painfully as a toddler cuts his first teeth. This toddler happens to be 5,000 years old.

Obama vs Cheney: Future vs Past

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

Cheney filled his time speaking with fear-induced anger, inaccurate claims, righteous indignation and cheap shots at Europe.

Planes, Presidents, and the Big Apple

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Politicians are mainly now-guys, welded to the present, forced to react to the remorseless wheel of change with little time to see bigger pictures.