As religion fuels conflicts in Burma, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere, the U.S. State Department has decided to drop its long-term opposition to religion as part of its diplomacy.
Even better, everyone can pretend that they're working that family-values magic while doing nothing at all to help parents raise a baby even minutes after they can call themselves parents. Isn't that what "compassionate conservatism" is all about?
U.S. aid should be provided to Egypt on the basis of more rigorous standards of transparency and accountability. Americans and the Egyptian people need to know exactly how the aid is being used and who benefits from the aid.
The sound of horse hoofs is ingrained in the mind of every Hindu child while still in its mother's womb. It is a sound that is passed on from generation to generation.
The best hope for resolving this deadly stalemate is to take the United States out of the equation. It is time to admit our continued military role in Afghanistan is counter-productive and there is little reason to keep American men and women caught in the crossfire.
As many advantages as there are to being the last remaining global "superpower," the United States is not the Roman Empire controlling all highways in the known world.
It's easy to hate a country like Pakistan, especially when it forces your parents to live every day looking over their shoulder in fear. But it's even easier to love it.
The State Department's recent evacuation of non-essential personnel from the consulate in Lahore, and its travel advisory urging Americans to avoid traveling to Pakistan, are depressing, but we need not take our cue from them.
Obama's slogans -- "change we can believe in" and so on -- sound like empty promises. His lofty rhetoric and certainly his Nobel Peace Prize are insults to educated people everywhere.
Hope Tempered by Caution Nawaz Sharif has served twice as Prime Minister of Pakistan. His previous record on corruption was - well, Pakistani, which ...
Why, in an article that is largely about how Weiner's sext-addiction may damage his and his wife's standing with the Clintons, does Dowd feel the need to mention Huma Abedin's upbringing in Saudi Arabia?
It's a sad day when our government has to shut down our embassies and diplomatic posts in such vast numbers. But it's an equally sad day when nobody really questions or digs beyond the surface into why such extreme actions must be taken.
Today is Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. As with Lent in Christianity and Yom Kippur in Judaism, this fasting creates space for reflection, humility and compassion. Current events in many Muslim countries give cause for all three.
In an increasingly water-constrained world, dams are damned serious business, and particularly so in countries, like Egypt and Pakistan, that are heavily dependent upon river water for their survival.
And that is where the problem arises. When negative images of your country become part of a global popular culture, subconsciously guilt becomes a part of the national conscience.
While Oman continues to use its leverage to thwart a military confrontation in the Arabian Gulf, officials in Muscat have accepted that their influence is naturally limited, and they have taken actions to prepare for a scenario in which the Strait of Hormuz is closed.