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Advent Hope: The Joy of Meeting Kenneth Bae

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the life of the church, Advent is a season of waiting -- waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Advent is also a season of hope as the church lives in the hope that Jesus brings. Throughout our lives, we experience seasons of waiting of differing time periods and intensities.

Benghazi ad Nauseam.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Sidonie Sawyer

As an American citizen, I feel lucky to be able to voice my concern and write about the issues haunting me as a human being. One thing in the news of late is the continuing debate over the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, in Libya.

On the Brink of War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Home
Hoyt Hilsman

The United States is once again on the brink of war in the heart of the Middle East. While the necessity of some kind of military intervention -- if only symbolic in nature -- is now evident, the risks are enormous.

Embassies Under Attack: An Open Letter to Muslims

Rafa Fernández de Castro | Posted 11.01.2012 | Home
Rafa Fernández de Castro

Muslim brothers and sisters, I urge you to unite and condemn the recent violent attacks on American embassies and consulates in the Middle East and to...

Multiculturalism: It's Complicated

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Ruth Starkman

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism examines the complexities of multiculturalism both as a policy and as a cultural practice. This wide-ranging book will appeal to many different audiences with its field studies, interviews, and cultural reflections.

Demonstrators Attack U.S. Offices In Egypt, Yemen

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

UPDATE at 4:00 pm ET: CNN reports that four protesters were killed in clashes with Yemeni police at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. By Mohammed Ghobari ...

Libya: Abu Salim Prison Massacre Remembered

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Human Rights Watch

(Tripoli) – The sixteenth anniversary of the Abu Salim prison massacre on June 28 to 29, 2012, offers victims’ families across Libya the first cha...

Syria Economic Destruction as Deadly as Bullets And Bombs

James Doran | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
James Doran

As soon as hostilities begin, most normal economic activity ends. Add to this the indiscriminate impact of sanctions against the likes of Syria's Bashar al-Assad and Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, and the hope of making a living to feed, clothe and house one's family evaporates.

The Middle East and the Dead Dog in the Living Room

Omri Marcus | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Omri Marcus

The Middle East is a confusing place. Whenever I have guests from abroad and try to explain our crazy situation -- they lose track after 10-15 minutes...

The Arab Spring and Pluralism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Questioning the PLO's current configuration, many Palestinians are now talking publicly about the need to create new political parties different in structure, ideology and working procedures from the present set of nationalist or Islamic factions.

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Member of the European Parliament, can't accept the German "Nope" to Libya

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lia Petridis Maiello

Daniel Marc Cohn-Bendit is a German politician, active in France and Germany and a member of the European Parliament. His German-Jewish parents had fl...

Libya, Iraq and Desert Storm

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

As UN Resolution 1973 is being implemented over Libya, ghosts of the 2003 invasion of Iraq exactly eight years earlier emerge. But the comparisons are much more apt to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

William Alden

Oil Prices Raise Cost Of Homeownership, Threatening Housing Recovery | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As unrest in the Middle East shows little sign of cooling, the price of a barrel of oil continues to climb, raising transportation and hea...

William Alden

As Oil Prices Rise, Small Businesses Feel The Squeeze | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sharon James, co-owner of a carpet-cleaning company in the San Francisco Bay Area, thought her business was finally recovering from the Great Recessio...

What You Need To Know About Libyan Strongman Moammar Gadhafi

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite a heavy government crackdown on protests, Libyan demonstrators are calling for another night of defiance against leader Moammar Gadhafi's regi...