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The Egyptian Revolution: A Year Later

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The United States and its allies, especially Israel, must accept the fact that in the wake of the Arab Spring, Islamic governments are likely to dominate the Arab political landscape.

Global Warming and Severe Weather: Is There a Link?

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

It seems like the recent past has delivered some strange weather. Is it part of a long-term trend? A trend due to global warming? If you require rigorous scientific evidence, the answer, at least today, is that we just don't know.

Sarkozy: Middle East Peace Quartet Is A Failure

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

PARIS -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the so-called Quartet of Mideast negotiators is a failure and a new method for finding peace is needed....

Let's Get Physical

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.19.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Even though I was recently edged out by Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper as People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, I am proud to say that, for a guy with an AARP card, I still have a boyish figure.

The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free

The Washington Post | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Every year, the State Department issues reports on individual rights in other countries, monitoring the passage of restrictive laws and regulations ar...

The Short Life Expectancy of Iranian Nuclear Scientists: Assassinations with a Message

Haggai Carmon | Posted 03.16.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Does the killing of nuclear scientists stop or delay the Iranian nuclear weapons plan? Hardly.

Faceless Movements

Fron Nahzi | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Fron Nahzi

Participatory democracy in the Age of Information has turned out to be no more participatory than it ever was in states undergoing the transition from dictatorship and repression.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Imperatives and Choices

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Due to the fact that this is an election year in the U.S., Israel, and perhaps among the Palestinians, many noted observers, suggest that not much can really be done during this period to advance the peace process. I disagree.

Mourners Chant 'Death To Israel' On Scientist's Funeral

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Thousands of mourners chanted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" on Friday during the funeral of a slain nuclear expert who...

Stories to Watch in 2012: U.S., China, Food, Renewable Energy, Rio+20

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

What are the top environmental and development issues that will shape 2012? While we can't predict the future, here's a rundown of the key issues to keep an eye on.

Pity the Billionaire? But He's Winning

Francine Hardaway | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Unlike in other countries, our protestors don't continue; they don't even register at the ballot box. They make some noise, get the pundits excited, and retreat.

Message to the U.S. and Europe: "It's Leadership, Stupid."

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 03.10.2012 | World
Andrew Nagorski

As for the politicians, both the incumbents and those seeking to replace them, they'd do well to begin to engage in those discussions rather than merely scoring points against each other -- and to take the lead in the search for new strategies and new solutions.

A Fond Farewell From Washington

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Nigel Sheinwald

I leave Washington today after over four years as the British Ambassador. It's been a fascinating and rewarding time to represent Britain in this country.

America's Exceptionalism

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Ijeoma E. Okoli

America is far from perfect, but it is still exceptional. Exceptionalism does not mean perfection, rather exceptionalism acknowledges a lack of perfection, but continues to goad all citizens, without coercion and regardless of their origins, to strive for prosperity and excellence.

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Get New Year's Revival

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and JAMAL HALABY | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Palestinians said Sunday that their chief peace negotiators would attend a gathering of international diplomats in ne...

Iran Is Threatening to Block the Strait of Hormuz -- Don't Call Its Bluff

Madison Schramm | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Madison Schramm

Threatening the Strait, which flows north of Oman and south of Iran and moves approximately 40 percent of the world's oil, seems like a pretty great hand. But oil accounts for 80 percent of Iranian exports, and blocking the Strait would hit their economy hard.

Israel, 2012: Teaching the Horse to Starve

Bradley Burston | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

Day by day at home, this Israel teaches the horse to starve when it demands more and more of the non-Haredi young and provides less and less.

Iraqis Cheer Departure Of U.S. Forces

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Hundreds of Sunni Muslims gathered in Baghdad Friday to celebrate the withdrawal of American forces, but in a sign of the sectarian di...

U.S. Reportedly Plans To Sell F-15s To Saudi Arabia

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is poised to announce the sale of nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, U.S. officials...

Standoff: U.S. Warns Iran Not To Block Oil Route

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The U.S. strongly warned Iran on Wednesday against closing a vital Persian Gulf waterway that carries one-sixth of the world's oi...

Anthem of 2011: "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
John Wellington Ennis

Where most of Hip Hop seemed to descend into a clatter of techno-fused beats and hooks about either partying in the club or partying in the strip club, there stood out a surprisingly positive groove that seems to best put a face on this year of the Occupy genesis.

From This Civilian to the Soldiers of America: Happy New Year! And a Heartfelt Thank You for All That You Do

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Darryl A. Cobbin

Every time I see a soldier in uniform at the airport, duffel bag tossed over his or her shoulder, waving a tearful good-bye to a wife, husband, fiancé, mother or father, my heart overflows with gratitude.

Lowe's: 'Let's Build A Prejudiced America?'

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

The world's second-largest hardware chain, Lowe's, proudly displays the slogan "Let's Build Something Together." However, the company's recent actions suggest this togetherness might not include Muslim-Americans.

China and the U.S.: World Leaders in Executions

David A. Love | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
David A. Love

Executions are merely the most violent manifestation of this inequity and injustice in the land, a failure to come to terms with bad habits and the demons of an American past that continue to torment us today.

2011 In Review: Four Hard Truths

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

As the year draws to a close, the recovery in many advanced economies is at a standstill, with some investors even exploring the implications of a potential breakup of the euro zone, and the real possibility that conditions may be worse than we saw in 2008.