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Why Obama Has Picked the Worst Allies for His War on ISIS

Rami G. Khouri | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Rami G. Khouri

Fighter jets and jails are the problem that shattered the modern Arab world, and they cannot be its solution. Quick military actions will certainly slow down and roll back ISIS in many areas, and the immediate danger is likely to be blunted. But if history since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the U.S. in the Gulf and Iraq since 1991 is any guide, chaos looms again.

'Less Violent' Does Not Have to Mean 'Apathetic'

Marc Gopin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Marc Gopin

Americans may be getting less violent, but we should absolutely not be getting more apathetic and isolationist. The world is a dangerous place with some very violent people in it, as well as some very unfortunate wars between groups that have been set against each other by proxies.

A Homegrown Arab Alliance to Settle Global Nerves

Ahmed Charai | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Ahmed Charai

The role Morocco can play will greatly facilitate America's own efforts toward peace -- and one day, God willing, relieve the next White House of this onerous responsibility.

Exploitation Of Foreign Workers At U.S. Embassies Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. State Department employees working throughout the Arab World are abusing foreign workers by illegally confiscating their passports and providing ...

How Egypt's Social Media Revolution Could Spread Across the Middle East

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

The drama going on in the Middle East eclipses any storyline Hollywood could conjure, Oscar season or not. Regimes of 30, 40 and 50 years are shaking...

Arab States Have Launched Secret Moves To Stop Using U.S. Currency For Oil Trading

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Robert Fisk | The Independent In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning - along with China, Rus...