The #2030NOW Twitter hashtag of this year's Social Good Summit, held in New York during the UN General Assembly week, was meant to be a rallying cry f...
Since the charges against him are wholly baseless, what then could possibly explain them? An esteemed journalist now sits in a Moroccan jail not because he did anything wrong, but because the Moroccan regime is bent on re-asserting its own authority, clamping down on any signs of protest.
The current debate on the use and ban of chemical weapons in Syria is a salient testimony to a seemingly forgone notion in crisis diplomacy: the downward spiral of conflict doesn't end until the strategic interests of the key players are addressed.
In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...
She's a ball of fire, constantly moving, talking, acting, fighting for journalists' rights, documenting events on tough assignments, traveling, traini...
One thing is clear: The Philippine society, especially the increasingly energized and prosperous middle class is re-engaging the political system like never before.
President Obama and his entourage insist that America's credibility to use force prompted the Russians to persuade Assad give up his chemical weapons to avert an American attack. In truth, many keen observers suggest that the president was only too eager to grab Putin's proposal.
We've had years to figure out our strategic issues and the framework for making decisions, and the problem we face is that we've taken action without first adequately answering fundamental questions. Even if the president is clear on these matters, are we as a nation?
There is no magic formula, one-size-fits-all, or instant cure for the deep-seated problems in the Middle East and the Arab world. Transforming the political culture of the region, and helping it find its own solutions consistent with globally accepted norms, but without imposing Western models, is a generational project.
The original concept of a hero, at least to the ancient Greeks, was that of a demi-god, the child of a god and a mortal, in other words a human with god-like characteristics of bravery and self-sacrifice.
Citizens are the new Fourth Estate. As the new media disrupt the industrial model of information, citizens have become empowered to oversee the doings of their elected representatives. A more direct form of democracy is emerging.
There is tremendous potential for an Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian economic zone that would drive the entire region's growth and development.
There already are those who try to connect President Obama's decision to attack to the ever devious Israel connection. In that case they owe an explanation as to the position of the Arab League in support of the presumed strike, also that of PM Erdoghan and others who are not exactly lovers of Zion.
Ghonim and Baradei have a moral obligation to speak up against this coup and do whatever is within their capacity to reroute Egypt from the path that is leading it to a dark abyss. They must speak up.
I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.
The ease with which violence in Iraq and Syria has negatively impacted surrounding countries underscores the declining significance of borders throughout the Levant.