Al Qaeda is slaughtering the very brothers and sisters it is claiming to defend and protect. At the very least, the Muslim world should band together against the killing of its own people, by its own people.
In accepting the Nobel, Obama must spearhead a bold and unprecedented initiative aimed at one of the most pervasive human rights violations of the 21st century: violence against women and girls worldwide.
The warm welcome of Medvedev by Obama served a clear domestic political purpose: the administration is parading Medvedev as a foreign policy success story. That perception depends on whom you are talking to.
What advanced countries need is clarity of intent, an appropriate calibration of fiscal targets, and adequate structural reforms. With a little help from monetary policy, and from their (emerging market) friends.
What to ask for this Father's Day, in this bludgeon of a Holy Land? One night in which the only thing shattered and abruptly displaced is the bitter air of hatred we have all somehow learned to breathe.