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A Possible Coup in Saudi Arabia Signals the End of US Dominance in the Mideast

David Oualaalou | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Should royal infighting reveal itself to the outside world, it'll mark the start of the end for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as we know it. Far-reaching consequences will resound not only economically and politically but religiously and geopolitically. How?

How Can Iran and the United States Normalize Their Relationship After 36 Years of Mutual Satanization?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Bahman Baktiari

After thirty-six years of mutual satanization, it is easy to advance pessimistic arguments and to be doubtful about a future in which Iran and the United States will no longer be enemies. However, the nuclear negotiations and the prospect of a final nuclear accord demonstrate the fiction of the idea of permanent enemies destined to be in conflict with each other.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Understanding India's UN Abstention on Sri Lanka

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

In a move that appeared to surprise both Washington and Colombo, however, New Delhi abstained from voting on the UN resolution. What explains New Delhi's decision?

Israel's Most Closely-Guarded Secret (Another Excerpt From my Novel)

Barry Lando | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Barry Lando

I invite you to read the latest excerpt from my mystery, The Watchman's File, specially featured on Amazon's Kindle this week. It's the gripping tale ...

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

Israel's Most Closely-Guarded Secret: A Second Excerpt

Barry Lando | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Barry Lando

I invite readers to check-out the first part of Chapter 1 of my new mystery novel, The Watchman's File about the U.S. and Israel's most closely-guarde...

The 21st Century Definition of Freedom: Self-Determination for All

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

While democracy continues to fight the good fight for space and place in our lives in important parts of the world -- not yet free to vote, dream and to create on their own -- for most of the world the issues we face today are different.

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

Lebanon as the Example in War and Peace

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

In its economic heyday Lebanon was touted as the example of what a modern Middle Eastern nation should look like. Today, as other nations in the region, among them Syria, face similar problems the country is again being pointed to as the example to follow.

Bill O'Reilly Said Something Interesting

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

On the season finale of Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill O'Reilly said that we "live in a capitalistic society." That's wrong. We work in a capitalist system. We live in a democratic society.

Reluctant Partners: Global Crisis Makes US More Dependent On China Than Ever

Der Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When US President Barack Obama visits China this weekend, he will encounter a rival that sees the financial crisis as more of an opportunity than a th...

Conscious Capitalism: Taking Actions That Are Good for Self, Others and the Entire World

James Arthur Ray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Arthur Ray

The heavy lifting has just begun and there is no such thing as a quick fix.

My Interview With Roxana Saberi's Lawyer: "She Was Shocked and Distraught"

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

"Naturally after hearing the verdict, [Roxana's] psychological condition was not good. I gave her assurances and I hope to see the verdict changed during appeal."

Do Americans Want Change?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Straight shooters, like Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich, telling voters bluntly, how it is, had no chance, since voters elect politicians who tell them what they want to hear.

Why This Election is All About Character, Not Real Issues

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

It fits in this evil-good doctrine that Sarah Palin can categorize the country into Pro-America areas and call her opponent somebody "who is palling around with terrorists."

My Interview With Deborah Campbell: How Hezbollah's Triumph is Blowback for U.S. Policy

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Why after the Israel-Lebanon 34-day war two years ago, and particularly after the Doha accord in May, which restored Hezbollah to the Lebanese governm...

Georgia-Russia Conflict: Moscow Challenges America's Global and Regional Authority

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

One of the lessons the U.S. could learn from the conflict is that America is no longer the most effective nation when it comes to interfering, influencing and finally resolving conflicts among nations.

Georgia on My Mind

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the annals of U.S.-Russian relations, Secretary of State Rice has proven once again to be not up to the task at effectively managing the one area of foreign policy that is her principal area of expertise -- U.S.-Russian relations.