Mention Kuwait and you elicit talk of oil wealth, desert sands, and Iraq's invasion of the emirate in 1990. Interestingly, it's been a center for art and culture since before the aggression.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has been accused of intentionally misleading the American people on these programs. The facts prove otherwise.
We know that Republicans do not like to govern, but apparently they want to prevent anyone else from doing it too, especially a popular Democratic president.
Much to our nation's detriment, we are dangerously close to falling back into the pattern of a democracy that can self-destruct by means of self-investigation.
It's clear from the overall results and these exit polls that Americans and American Jews in particular trust President Obama on the Middle East and foreign policy. So now what will President Obama do with this trust?
Did everyone in the free world all of a sudden forget that it was not the Obama administration but the protestors on the ground in Libya who actually first stated that the reason they were protesting was because of the anti-Islam video, Innocence of Muslims?
As I have listened to leading Republicans denigrate Ambassador Susan Rice, I am struck by how unfair this attack is, how untruthful it is, and how at odds it is with their past actions.
As new expressions of democracy sweep across the Arab world, the spectrum of political philosophies -- from secular liberalism to religious ultra orthodoxy -- will struggle for positions of primacy in the development of these societies.
There was once a crosstalk I watched as a kid that went roughly like this - "Which is the biggest nation in the world?" "China." (-- in terms of population) "Wrong, it's the United Nations." My ability to get the joke notwithstanding, for quite some time I had taken for granted the role of the UN as some kind of an omnipotent governor of all nations, working its magic whenever things went wrong among its subordinates.
The last Veterans Day commemorated during combat operations in the Afghan War and the first to take place after a decade of war in Iraq arrived hard on the heels of the sudden shock resignation of the most prominent soldier of the era, David Petraeus.
Hopes were high that the Arab Spring would bring not just political change, but greater gender equality, too. But despite the major role they played in the uprisings, many activists worry that women are being left out of the political process.
In our increasingly goofy political and media culture, climate change was the big issue no one was talking about any more, even as it continued to grow in the real world. Then came the superstorm.
Dear undecided voter: If you are looking for a candidate who you can relate to, Mitt Romney is undoubtedly your man. Why? Because, like yourselves, he just cannot make up his mind.
How many Obama supporters in 2008 would have believed he'd expand drone strikes and military tribunals for terrorist suspects, or continue warrantless wiretapping? People will use every inch of leeway if the law provides it.
Two former members of the Bush administration may have inadvertently acted as a buffer for the president, driving a wedge between the attacks from Rep...