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Secret Talks Between Israelis and Saudis Reflect Regional Anxieties

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given the sorry state of affairs in the Middle East, it's easy to conclude there's no end in sight to the ongoing chaos, violence and upheaval. Yet it is also a land of miracles. How else to explain recent revelations about secret meetings between Saudi Arabia and Israel to address a common foe, Iran.

It's Time for a New Strategy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

US Needs to Heed the Growing Sunni-Shiite Rift to Avoid Atomic Pursuits Across Middle-East

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

U.S. policymakers need keen understanding of the history and religious tensions between Sunnis (primarily in Saudi Arabia) and Shiites (so dominant in Iran) if they want to formulate an objective policy of any positive consequence for the region and beyond.

Mountaintop Diplomacy

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has demonstrated tact and sensitivity in some areas, most notably when it comes to dealing with the U.S. Congress -- both Republicans and Democrats in his own party. Why should things be any different when it comes to foreign leaders?

Camp David, President Obama, and the Refusal to Acknowledge History and Reality

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Courting Arab leaders precisely as they undermine U.S. objectives gets it almost exactly backward. America's failures, under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush, stem from its unwillingness to break with allies taking actions that will result in disaster.

Internal Rift in Saudi Kingdom Poses Tough Foreign Policy Questions for the United States

David Oualaalou | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

By all indications, Americans gave only passing notice to Saudi Arabian King Salman's abrupt and unexpected shuffling of major Cabinet posts -- including the fact the announcement came down at 4 a.m. Riyadh time.

What Do the Gulf States Want From Obama?

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Mohamed Elmenshawy

A significantly different tone will characterize the upcoming meetings between President Barack Obama and the heads of state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (or GCC, which is comprised of the member states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the U.A.E., and Oman) to be held at the White House and Camp David May 13th-14th.

As the Sheiks Go Marching in

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

When the assorted Middle Eastern Sheiks, Kings, and Crown-Princes troop to Camp David this week for a meeting with President Obama to discuss America's rapidly warming relationship with Iran, they would do well to recall one of geopolitics eternal truisms.

Guess Who Is Not Coming to Camp David for Dinner?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

When it comes to this White House's much-maligned Middle East policy the chickens are coming home to roost as their eggs crash onto President Obama's ...

The Hard and Necessary Work of Investing in the World's Most Vulnerable Places

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

When I first visited Afghanistan in 2002, the country was boldly opening a new chapter in its history. Ashraf Ghani was Minister of Finance, the Taliban had been toppled and the initial pillars of a democratic government were being put in place.

How To Sound Like a Washington Expert on Bahrain

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Say in your most authoritative voice: "Bahrain is different because of the sectarianism." People will be impressed that you know Bahrain is the only GCC country that has a Shia majority population, and that this automatically makes things more complicated "because of the sectarian edge."

The Chaos in Egypt Tests U.S. Foreign Policy in the Muslim World

David Oualaalou | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

how could the United States dictate to the rest of the world what to do and how to behave while doing the very opposite?

Obamas To Spend Rare Weekend At Camp David Retreat

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base. Instead, he and his fa...

How Storytelling Can Transform Education

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

A story, in its purest form, is possibly the most human way to communicate. Yet with the advent of technological and scientific advances, this forgotten art has taken a backseat to other, more data-driven, ways of communication.

McCain Insists Obama Should Invite Lawmakers To Budget Summit

AP | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama should invite lawmakers to Camp David or the White House to hammer out a last-minute deal t...

London Olympics To Hold Hunger Summit

Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen & Jessica Prois | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact

London will use its spotlight to illuminate more than just the world's greatest athletes during the 2012 Olympics. British Prime Minister David Cam...

Economic Security Is National Security

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

It sounds easy to throw money at the Pentagon and buy more security. But we all know that's not how security works -- it's like investing tens of thousands in a terrific alarm system for your house, then leaving your windows open.

At G8 Summit, Obama Emphasizes Growth Over Austerity

AP | BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

CAMP DAVID, Md. -- Confronting an economic crisis that threatens them all, President Barack Obama and leaders of other world powers on Saturday declar...

White House Applauds Activist's Exit From China

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

CAMP DAVID, Md. -- The White House has welcomed the arrangement allowing a blind Chinese activist to leave Beijing and fly to the United States with h...

Michelle Obama Hosts G-8 Spouses

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While President Barack Obama hosted world leaders Saturday for high-level economic talks at Camp David, Michelle Obama engaged in some s...

Obama Cracks Jokes While Greeting High-Profile Guests

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

CAMP DAVID, Md. — Freedom of the press is a bit different at the G-8 summit. At Camp David, a highly secure compound in the woods ringed by lay...

G8 Camp David: Top People, Organizations Calling For Change

Posted 05.18.2012 | Impact

HuffPost Impact readers and bloggers have been leading the conversation on issues related to poverty, hunger and global health leading up to the G8 su...

Maryland Town Preps For G-8 Protesters

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 07.18.2012 | DC

THURMONT, Md. — About a dozen activists prepared banners for roadside demonstrations Friday in Thurmont, Md., under the eyes of authorities dete...

Tell The World's Leaders At The G8 Summit Exactly What You Think: On Video!

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

The G8 Summit will take place this week in the United States, as President Barack Obama hosts leaders of the world's industrialized leaders -- aka the...

A Mother's Toughest Question: How Will I Feed My Children?

Lane Hartill | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Lane Hartill

President Obama, to borrow Dr. Martin Luther King's phrase, we are in the "fierce urgency of now." The G8 needs to find the political will to end malnutrition. Pledge to save 15 million children from chronic malnourishment. Don't just say it; do it.