Over the last weeks, since the inception of the demonstrations in Egypt for president Morsi's ouster, to the sarin gassing of innocents in Syria these past days, the price of oil has skyrocketed. After Saudi Arabia, the most immediate beneficiary of this spiking of oil prices is Russia.
The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress. Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration. And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.
To protect populations more effectively, promote sound governance and generate greater economic opportunity over time, leaders should instead embrace a new doctrine: The Responsibility to Participate.
Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, and the satirical Billionaires deploy ironic humor to query the powerful and to insist that elected politicians owe voters an honest accounting of their actions.
The sight of humans getting sniped and shot in the head, a man crying over his wife's corpse, tens of corpses pushed by a bulldozer with the rest of t...
For a guy who has worked for the last few years at low-balling the complex challenge of Syria, President Barack Obama has uncannily found just the way to make it bigger than ever.
Amidst this siege on the media and growing anti-Western sentiment, Western journalists continue to find it difficult to do their job since Morsi's ouster on July 3.
Amid entrenched political battle lines that have been reinforced by a brutal security force crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptians would do well to look at past events in the Philippines as well as the last two and a half years of their own history.
Whether we like it or not, we are now playing a game of diplomatic and military chess in the Middle East, and like any good player, we must think through several moves ahead if we want to have any hopes of winning. So far our government has not done that.
"A lot of us are inclined to only see his cute side, but in fact there is a lot more to him than that," says curator Isabel Stünkel about the Met's u...
Middle Eastern politics is rife with paradox in the turbulent aftermath of the Arab Spring. That is the source of much bewilderment as to what recent developments mean for the region as a whole. Washington's present befuddlement owes to its inability to make sense of, much less resolve multiple paradoxes. In the broad perspective, American influence over other governments has hit an unprecedented low -- yet, the current diplomatic configuration conforms to the pattern existent before January 2011 when the alignment was dominated by American partners and allies. That earlier alignment served the United States' self-defined strategic interests -- reasonable or not. So, too, does the reconstituted configuration. But a sense of lost control obscures that reality.
Anyone following the Egyptian media since President Morsi's overthrow would get a very quick education in how to invent the twilight zone, and then live in it.
Wael Nawara was there when the protests first started in Cairo in January of 2011. Nawara talks about how the landscape of the demonstrations extends beyond those seen in Tahrir Square or in Giza to the outskirts of the cities, to even the most rural of villages.
Some critics in Egypt have wondered whether Tamarod's cosy relationship with the military and its growing jingoism is a sign that the movement sold out its revolutionary ethos to become a loyal lapdog to the SCAF.
Intrapreneurship is characterized by the "start up" style of management, characterized by flexibility, innovation, and risk-taking. The objective is to circumvent bureaucracy and fast-track private sector development by harnessing or taking advantage of new opportunities and new processes or designs.
From an Orthodox perspective there is no justification for war; even a war of defense is a lesser evil but is still an evil. The Orthodox Church, by faith and practice, believes that peace is normal and just. Therefore, war would be not only evil but it would be non-normative. We are to seek peace in each and every situation.