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In Syria, the People's Demands Are Still Key

In Syria, the People's Demands Are Still Key

07.24.2014
With extremists allying with tribal leaders to take over swathes of Iraq, and Russia and Iran helping keep Bashar al Assad in power in...
WATCH: The Future Of Warfare

WATCH: The Future Of Warfare

07.24.2014
Watch Live at 3:00 - 4:00pm MDT (5:00 - 6:00pm EST). Our still formidable nuclear arsenal and our supremacy in conventional armaments...

After MH17: I Am Committed To International Travel More Than Before

07.24.2014
In the end, it is not fear or fundamentalism, but relentless human movement that shapes and reshapes the world.
A Terrorist by Any Other Name?

A Terrorist by Any Other Name?

07.23.2014
As we dig into our vocabularies to express our outrage, sadness, and fear, we must bear in mind the consequences of how we conduct our...
How A Dead Person Can End Up On A Terror Watchlist

How A Dead Person Can End Up On A Terror Watchlist

Chris Branch  07.23.2014
The Intercept published an extensive piece Wednesday focused on terrorist watchlists, and many of the puzzling circumstances surrounding...
A Muslim's Ramadan Message to ISIS: You Don't Speak for Islam

A Muslim's Ramadan Message to ISIS: You Don't Speak for Islam

07.23.2014
ISIS must be brought to justice for their crimes against Christians and all humanity. Whatever religion they claim -- it is not Islam....
Western Media Has It Wrong: Israel Is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

Western Media Has It Wrong: Israel Is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

07.22.2014
The principal reason for the existence of all government is to confer safety to its citizens. If the government of Israel did not respond...
9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't

9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't

Sam Stein  07.22.2014
WASHINGTON -- The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often...

I Wore a "Free Palestine" T-Shirt to the Pete Seeger Tribute Concert at Lincoln Center

07.21.2014
Pete Seeger died in January 2104 at the age of 94. Seeger was a pioneer in the modern folk music revival as well as lifetime political...

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

07.21.2014
A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little...

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

07.19.2014
Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability...
Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

07.17.2014
A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts...

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

07.16.2014
The Uighurs are indeed Muslim, but the Uighur issue is not about terrorism, jihadism or establishing a caliphate -- as China wants the...

In Response to Patrick Cockburn and Sir Richard Dearlove

07.16.2014
In a recent article in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn made a number of wide and questionable assumptions relating to Saudi Arabia, the...