Arranging for so many 'secret agents', including Arctic Inuit and Kalahari tribes people, to celebrate "Naw Ruz", a holiday special to Iranians and other countries with historical ties to Persia, seems to be a bizarre way to commit sedition against a country.
"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after ...
Today the world celebrates Pope Francis' first year. Notice I didn't say the church is celebrating, but the world. His popularity has moved beyond Catholics to Christians of all kinds, believers from other faith traditions, agnostics, and the "nones," who are very drawn to this pope who emphasizes love and simple living.
Last year I had the opportunity to speak with former Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama White House officials about the history of efforts at diplomacy with the Iranian regime.
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have winded down, police have actively recruited military personnel and equipment, turning domestic police departments into small battalions more suited for Kabul than Peoria.
These executed individuals are not just data points. They are husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. In my work documenting human rights abuses in the country, I have come to know many of the family members of death row prisoners on a personal level.
The situation in Syria will only get worse. Foreign policy experts in Washington warned on Thursday that the war in Syria will "grind on."
It turns out our own devotion to liberty and international law only goes so far when somebody's profits and dividends and executive compensation are put at risk. Talk is cheap, but patriotism is expensive, as it turns out.
In addition to the discriminatory laws practiced against the minorities, the ethnic Arab community has also been subjected to disproportionate exclusion from economic, social and political development.
When listening to the fiery rhetoric and watching the enthusiasm at both AIPAC and CPAC, it becomes apparent that both groups retain the capacity to create problems for opponents. They may be down, but they are not out.
Current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program in Geneva have raised hopes that there may be rapprochement between Iran and the West.
News of the Israel Defense Forces' interception of an Iranian cargo ship loaded with rockets and other unspecified arms destined for the Gaza Strip is a stark reminder that there is more to dealing with Iran than getting to an acceptable and verifiable agreement on nuclear weapons.
The only hope for creating real social change globally is when we as individuals create solid bonds of empathy and legal equality across racial, ethni...
In the 1970s, Israeli TV had a great program, Nikui Rosh, that was something like the country's version of Saturday Night Live. Its most famous skit w...
Iran must now cope with the new reality, which may well explain why Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and why its efforts in this regard will set Israel further apart from Tehran, rather than bring them together to form an unholy axis.
In the annals of U.S. foreign policy, Afghanistan stands as a typical case where a flawed military strategy has sidelined viable political solutions. Washington incentivized war through perks and privileges, and four-star promotions and undermined peace efforts. The U.S. has had a war strategy, but no political strategy or a clear exit strategy.