Officially, Christians -- most of them belonging to Eastern-rite Churches -- number some 1.5 million or 5 percent of the total population, but a decade of war and heightened unrest in the wake of the departure of U.S. troops has caused many to flee the country.
by Jeena Shah, cooperating attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which helped to launch the Right to Heal initiative. This week, one of...
Combat-related traumatic stress disorder is the "silent killer" of the military. The good news is that veterans can take control of PTSD with the right help.
The international community cannot justify accepting the status quo in which scores of civilians are dying daily, nor will Syrians settle for impunity for these horrendous crimes.
The inhumanity of the Ghouta attacks has been subsumed within a series of larger, geopolitical questions: What is the world, what is the UK, what is the U.S. to do?
Alarming concept: a TV series starring Flo, the Progressive Insurance lady. Matt Damon is having Jimmy Stewart's career. The Kardashians are having...
The West is still mystified by the Arab World. Absent real understanding, our public discourse and, too often, our policy debates are informed by crude myths and negative stereotypes of the region, its culture and its people.
The aim of peacebuilding is peace, not strategic advantage. It's not an "international chess game" or any other sort of game. It's basic humanity.
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.
Let's face it. With Yom Kippur, the holiest of the Jewish holidays approaching, there's little doubt the Jews are The Chosen Ones. Sure, we have our...
The message that our military has exported for the last half century --- America as a super-nation, as the exception to all rules --- has made its way around the world and has returned home. Too bad so few of us have read Chalmers Johnson.
The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?
Since the Syria crisis began, there has been lots of talk from both sides of the political spectrum about how America should not be the "world's polic...
There are three strategic themes present in the current Washington debate about Syria that are relevant to Iran policy. First, it's always darkest before the dawn when it comes to diplomacy. Second, presidents must push for results and see what their team can deliver. And third, Congress can't be counted on, but it can't be ignored either.
If we only think of 9/11's victims as the ones in the planes and on the streets of America, we miss the chance to think of what caused 9/11, and the ways 9/11 has led to terror for the world at large.
No man with such a fundamental misunderstanding of modern American history should be deciding the fate of a new group of civilians.