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Do Monsters Exist?

Do Monsters Exist?

Dave Gill  01.28.2015
Rarely do we hear about the good stuff in the world. Yet most of us see it happen time and time again with our own eyes.

How the Fashion World Remakes Itself in Defiance of Terrorism

Stephan Rabimov  01.28.2015
"The show must go on!" is a lot more than a kitsch pop battle cry. In light of recent tragedies that aim to redefine cultural front-lines,...

The U.S. Is Being Hypocritical on Hostage Exchanges

Daniel R. DePetris  01.28.2015
Didn't the White House negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to gain the release of Bowe Bergdahl -- an American soldier who...
How a Trip Down the Danube Made Me a Better American

How a Trip Down the Danube Made Me a Better American

Rea Nolan Martin  01.28.2015
For America to earn its reputation as the home of the free, we Americans have some collective thinking to do. Thinking that might be better...
Secret Talks In Jordan Try To Win Release Of Hostages

Secret Talks In Jordan Try To Win Release Of Hostages

AP  01.27.2015
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese...
Globalization, 21st Century Style: The National Security State Goes Global

Globalization, 21st Century Style: The National Security State Goes Global

Tom Engelhardt  01.27.2015
Remember the glory days of the 1990s, when our interconnectedness was endlessly hailed? It was the era of "globalization," of Washington-style...

Charlie Hebdo, Islam and Religious Freedom: Study Finds Independent Courts, Civility Best Protect Liberties, Lessen Conflict

David Briggs  01.26.2015
What the new research suggests is that promoting freedom is less about any belief system or form of government than a commitment for nations...

UK Search for Jihadi John Spotlights Recruitment Role of Soccer

James Dorsey  01.26.2015
The United Kingdom's search for Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented fighter who appears in videos and beheading of foreigners condemned...
Obama Defends Counterterrorism Strategy And Drone Strikes In Yemen

Obama Defends Counterterrorism Strategy And Drone Strikes In Yemen

AP  01.25.2015
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out...
Survivor of 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre 'Very Happy Obama Didn't Come to Paris'

Survivor of 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre 'Very Happy Obama Didn't Come to Paris'

Jonathan Schwarz  01.25.2015
In a new interview Laurent Léger, investigations editor of Charlie Hebdo and a survivor of the January 7th assault on the magazine's Paris...

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Comedian Azhar Usman Gets Serious

Zaki Hasan  01.24.2015
For the first episode of 2015, we're joined by stand-up comedian Azhar Usman -- "America's Funniest Muslim" -- for a wide-ranging, free-form...
Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Daniel R. DePetris  01.23.2015
Republican lawmakers are exploiting the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in order to strengthen their argument that Washington is still...
Obama and India: Love in the Time of Cholera

Obama and India: Love in the Time of Cholera

Sunil Adam  01.23.2015
President Obama will be in India for a three-day visit starting Sunday, searching for that elusive foreign policy triumph to consolidate...
Rev. Jim Wallis: God's Take On Terrorism

Rev. Jim Wallis: God's Take On Terrorism

Carol Kuruvilla  01.23.2015
The world has seen a surge of religious violence in recent years -- from the recent attacks on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie...