I've had the opportunity to conduct public opinion polls across the Middle East in order to provide content for policy discussions at the UAE's annual Sir Bani Yas Forum. We surveyed over 7,400 adults in six Arab countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE), Turkey, and Iran.
Christian advocates are keen on getting recognition that the Christians faced genocide. They think it is the only way to get relief for Iraqi Christians, mainly through resettlement asylum outside the region. They are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with them and hear their argument. It is sad that it has come to this.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
If we have learned anything from living in our increasingly globalized world, it is that no community or no nation stands in isolation. For better or worse, we are all connected.
On December 10, 2015, the New York Times and CBS announced their findings that Americans currently have a fear of terrorism as high as what was presen...
The terrorist attacks on Paris, a nerve centre of European culture, was a déjà vu moment. Nearly 15 years ago, 9/11 had evoked similar sentiments: shock, disbelief and confusion.
Two weeks ago, investigative journalist Michael Isikoff leaked information that the Obama administration is concerned with recognizing the horrifying ...
War is not the answer. ISIS is the misbegotten child of many parents, chief of whom are the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the atrocities committed by Bashar-al-Assad against his own people.
The real battle isn't the GOP's America vs. Islam or even Democratic whispers for gun control. At stake is the soul of America. If America falls to racism and separatism once again, this time, we open the door for the rest of the world to follow our lead.
e president would have us conduct a surgical war, "strong and smart" as he put it. His opponents want something that is significantly more strident: but both of them seem to be offering us the prospect of yet more war without end.
Originally posted by NCRonline, Dec. 8, 2015 The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the U.S....
We are faced with the task of creating a new global socio-economic model sufficient to create sustainable peace on earth. A mass non-violent movement demanding that all people live equally with each other, loving each other, caring for our planet, is the only solution. We have to start today.
When asked by Chuck Todd of Meet the Press what he would like to hear from President Barack Obama in his remarks to the nation on Sunday night, Sen. L...
Donald Trump, and his offensive proposal are just the symptom of a larger cancer that's gripping large swaths of America. Even if Donald Trump drops out of the race, tomorrow, the fear that leads to his high poll numbers, and support for the ideas he espouses, will remain.
The number of foreign jihadists who've traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS and other violent extremist groups has more than doubled in the last 18 months, according to a new report from the Soufan Group, a security intelligence firm.
After the disaster of last year's terrorist onslaught, Iraq is now landing heavy blows against the so-called Islamic State. But it needs its allies to stop bickering to truly defeat Daesh.