The tug-of-war phase has entered the danger zone, not only as a result of the military approach which Damascus has so far clung to bleeding the Syrian people, but also in light of the broader choices the regime might resort to in Damascus and Tehran.
America's rivals and enemies are considered Russia's friends. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the increased U.S influence in the region, Russia is left with one ally -- Syria, and with a hate-love relationship with Iran.
The BRIC countries have done harm to the Syrian people, as they have prompted the Syrian regime to delude itself into thinking that it would not be held to account for the broad violation of human rights and use of force against civilians.
Afghans must smash and rewrite the dangerous narrative that has so enslaved them over the years by looking to their past and reinstituting sacred tribal institutions to establish a sovereignty based on the true will of the Afghan people.
President Barack Obama is currently focused on domestic challenge. However, this should not blind the U.S. Administration, for example, to the urgent need to correct the strange disrepair in its relations with Saudi Arabia.
Most states in Asia and Africa have recognized the Palestinian state at some time since 1998,by the end of 2011 all states in South America, with the exception of Colombia, will also have extended recognition to Palestine
As Muslims, we know what it's like to live in a world that can be hostile and discriminatory. Therefore, we have an even greater obligation to create the least hostile and discriminatory planet we can.
Nearly every donor country has a similar set of priorities: improve agricultural development, train the police, develop the energy sector, improve health care -- and, quite frankly, many are tripping over each other as they attempt to help Afghans.