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Recognize Responsible Islamic Voices such as the Organization Of Islamic Cooperation

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

America's relationship with Islam is fraught with tension. Donald Trump doesn't want to let any more Muslims into the U.S. He's not alone. But no one wins if Americans end up fighting an endless war with 1.6 billion people worldwide.

What Johnny Cash Taught Me About People We Are Leaving Behind

Weh Yeoh | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Weh Yeoh

Ultimately, there is a mismatch between the global agenda and what's needed on the ground. As Johnny Cash intimated, we're often not doing what people really want us to do, or what they really need.

The One Surprising Lesson They Never Taught Me at University

Weh Yeoh | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home
Weh Yeoh

I left university with the notion that large institutions worked methodically on all issues of need in poor countries. When a met Ling, a boy from Cambodia desperately in need of speech therapy services, I discovered that there was a significant need in the developing world being ignored by our world's largest aid organisations.

The Saudis and Iranians Need to Talk: And We Need to Make It Happen

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Marc Gopin

In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary suffering of countless people, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in Middle Eastern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends.

Murdering Freedom of Speech

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Freedom of speech might be integral to the hard-won flowering of modern freedoms valued in the West, but its fragile bloom has faded and could die without proper tending by courageous politicians and media working in a global partnership to oppose Islamism and the Zeitgeist of political correctness.

3 Key Internet-of-Things Trends in Mid-2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Beverly Macy

Everyone from Samsung to Intel to GE to you-name-it is already in the space and it's getting very exciting. It's also getting very real, with both advantages and risks rising to the surface. As we go through the 2nd half of 2014, we're seeing 3 key trends.

The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Home
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

Resolving Myanmar's Sectarian Violence Issue

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

The latest international concern was visible when Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States who made a surprise visit to Myanmar, gave a speech at the Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon on November 14.

IRS Collection Activity and Levies Can Be Avoided

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Steve Rhode

Bob never intended for it to get this far. When he filed his return in April, he thought, "I'll pay this off in a month or two." Somehow, like many ...

Obama Shatters His Image as a Dithering President

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Home
Raghida Dergham

There is nothing on the horizon to indicate the ripening of a "Grand Bargain" or even of a settlement among international, regional, and local players...

Israel Apology to Turkey -- Key to Regional Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Obama figuratively dialed Turkish PM Erdogan's phone and pressed Israeli PM Netanyahu to apologize for the killings of Turkish activists on board a "peace flotilla" headed to Gaza. Perhaps the relationship has been permanently altered over the last few years, but it may be the fulcrum for resolution of Syria and a broader Israeli/Palestinian peace.

The Stalemate in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

More likely than not, a prolonged conflict and stalemate await southern Thailand.

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Leader Of Largest Islamic Organization Calls For Ban On Insulting Prophet Muhammad | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- As anti-American protests continue in Islamic nations against a U.S.-made film that mocks the Muslim prophet, the leader of the world's la...

Islamic Support for GCC, Turkey and the West on Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

In Syria, extremism needs to be reined in, even at a time when the concerned Muslim countries are providing the opposition with aid and weapons.

After a Massacre, Islamic Cavalry to the Rescue?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Laurenti

With plans for both its options for orderly disengagement from Afghanistan upended this week by a staff sergeant's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, the Obama administration urgently needs to alter the equation.

Moscow's Position: A Message to the Regime and Opposition in Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

Today, the world is watching in terror as the Syrian authorities step up their crackdown on the protesters and as the odds for Syria sliding into civil war soar to new heights with dissent being forced into becoming an armed insurgency.

Moscow's Failed Policy on the Syrian Crisis

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

The leaders of Russian diplomacy repeatedly bring up the "Libyan scenario" in order to scream "not in Syria," pointing to what they describe as the West "deceiving" them through. They are against regime change.

Combating Religious Intolerance When Freedom Of Speech Enables Hate Speech

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
John L. Esposito

Freedom of speech is a precious right that must be guarded carefully. But what happens when that right is used to incite hatred and to feed religious intolerance, such as Islamophobia?

Obama's Libya Policy Is a Desert Mirage

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The more the White House filibusters around the edges, the more it appears as if its Libya policy is one big alibi. It all seems to add up to empty words and meaningless gestures.

Fulfilling Another Cairo Commitment: Next Week's Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

On Monday April 26 and Tuesday April 27 over 250 Muslim world delegates from over 50 nations will join their American counterparts and Obama in Washington to attend the first Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.

U.S. Special Envoy to Muslim World: Will It Matter?

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Snow

This appointment, designed to broaden outreach to Muslims, is a long overdue date for a target public that is always left wondering, like Apple and Google watchers, what's next.

Dateline Doha: Engaging The Islamic World

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Since President Obama was elected, the U.S.-Islamic Forum has striven to sustain the momentum borne from Obama's landmark address in Cairo and the new era ushered in by his election.

"Qum" Buy Ya

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

While the technical revelations regarding the Qum nuclear enrichment facility filter out as the IAEA prepares its final report to the U.N., the U.S. is at a crossroads regarding Iran's nuclear program.

Can Arab/Muslim Countries Criticize Israel Under the UN Anti-Blasphemy Resolution?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ali A. Rizvi

How do the Arab/Muslim countries of the OIC plan to continue their criticism of the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion without, in a way, violating their own proposed resolution?