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...
Who lost Libya? Indeed, who lost the entire Middle East? Those are the questions lurking behind the endless stream of headlines about "Benghazi-gate." Here's the question we should really ask, though.
Today, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released the 12th installment of its weekly Horse Race poll, which found that Gov. Mitt Romney bested President Barack Obama for the fourth week in a row.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens is an American hero and we must take special care not to tarnish his legacy.
From boil to simmer and back again. It never ends. Political passions in the Middle East do not cool. The cautious hopefulness that flowered after the Arab uprisings of 2011 has withered, replaced by a fearful fatalism about what lies ahead.
For all the talk of violent threats to American security in Syria and North Africa, neither candidate has connected them to a powerful contributing cause: climate change.
Because Internet memes apparently now pass for fact checks at Forbes, I suppose somebody must respond. Let's talk about how a CBS report about a rescue effort amid a fury of confusion became an Internet meme about no attempted rescue while everyone watched on the big screen.
A more realistic scenario takes into account the confusion that seems to have clearly ensued during and immediately after the attack, as Reuters also reports: "Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate."
While the West, and especially the United States, justified its aerial bombardment of Libya last year on the pretense of saving civilians from a possible attack by Gaddafi forces, the West is silent about the real and ongoing attack of the new Libyan regime upon the town of Bani Walid.
Why then have the populations of SSA's poorest and most repressed states failed to rise up against their rulers? One reason is that they undoubtedly see the instability and chaos that can result.
Romney clearly wanted to get through the final debate without getting embarrassed on topics he knows relatively little about, despite having been running for president for the past seven years.