If the US wants to see democratic change in countries like Syria, Libya and Iran, it must be sure that countries like Yemen, Algeria, Jordan and Bahrain are not allowed to violate their people's right to assembly and their freedom of expression.
The next regime to go is Algeria. You may ask, "How do you know this? Didn't the police there just beat the crap out of the demonstrators a day or two...
(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...
Do you have any idea how hard it is to think about Justin Bieber when people are risking their lives to end corrupt governments in so many places right now?
Okay, Egypt has been liberated, now what? Whatever it is had better come quickly. You suppose it'll happen by Wednesday at the latest?
Well, here we go again... the mainstream media yesterday jumped on rumors that Algeria had shut down the Internet, with seemingly no effort to check facts with people on the ground.
All Egyptians must be allowed to participate in shaping their future. The pro-democracy protesters of Egypt have succeeded in ousting Mubarak, but the struggle is not over and there is a long way to go.
Without action to address the underlying causes of the global food crisis, history is destined to repeat itself. The road to food security can be paved with the following steps.
Krugman is right that soaring food prices have contributed to Middle East troubles. But the major point of the piece unfortunately concentrates on weather events as the fundamental cause.
While the different agencies will now scramble to prove which one did or didn't drop the ball in an endless game of pass the buck, a pattern of intelligence failure needs to be addressed.
we know how hard it is to be a despot these days, especially in the Middle East. Job security? Forget about it. The love of the people? They're ingrates!
The question of precisely how aid should flow to Egypt is surely too complicated for a blog post. But in addressing the structural problems, there are concrete policy prescriptions at our disposal
Fueling protests across the globe have a common factor: rocketing food prices caused by a "perfect storm" of natural disasters, rising oil prices and rapacious speculators.
What is interesting about the tsunami of change sweeping through the Middle East this past month is that the "dumb, undeserving-of-democracy" Arab mas...
The country was already known for its relatively secular rule, rejection of militant Islam and reforms of women's rights. Can these rights be preserved following the Jasmine Revolution?
A litmus test of democracy is civilian control of the military enshrined in the constitution and exercised through representative institutions, a test which to date no Arab state has passed. So how close is Tunisia now?