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The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games: A Reflection from Abroad

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rahim Kanani

Now and again you're reminded of your Canadian heritage, achievements, belonging, and pride. This brings me to my native city of Vancouver, the home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Connecting the Dots: Al Qaeda's War on Muslims

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

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.

Change Comes from Within: A Warning to the West about Counter-Extremism

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

This war for Muslim minds must be fought on Muslim soil, by native and moderate Muslim voices, against their extremist counterparts. In other words, this Muslim struggle requires a Muslim solution.

Obama Can Help the World's Women

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rahim Kanani

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.

He Cannot Succeed Without Us: One Year After the Election of President Barack Obama

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

With a litany of crises to deal with, now more than ever, President Obama needs his army of advocates once more to continue the fight for change.

The Myth of the Russia Reset

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

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.

Ten Commandments for Fiscal Adjustment in Advanced Economies

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

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.

Excerpts from conversations with my stockbroker, Al A Definite Short

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al recently called me up with an original pitch.

On the Moral Depravity of Capitalism in 21 Tweets

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cynthia Boaz

I've thought a lot about it & have concluded that market capitalism is actually conducive to evil. It's not just a talking point.

Madison's Children

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

Whistleblowers like those at WikiLeaks make huge sacrifices and are a vital last resort to check the powers of government.

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

One Year After Cairo Speech: The U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in Egypt one year ago was ground-breaking and transformational. While its impact was an...

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

There has not been a single credible and independently verifiable finding that the MEK ever targeted any civilians or non-combatants. This is why the Iranian mullahs have fabricated cases against it.

Crazy COIN Strategy: US-Pakistani Nuclear Deal

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

Not for-sure nuclear war, mind you, just betting it all and rolling the dice on nuclear war. This is what COIN has come to, what our trillion dollar occupation has come to.

What I Wanted for Father's Day, and What I Got

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

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.

Former US Military Interrogator: Release al-Odaini from Gitmo

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Matthew Alexander, former U.S. Senior Military Interrogator The importance of releasing Mohammed Mohammed Hassan al-Odaini cannot be overstated....

World Faces Serious New Economic Challenges

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Achieving strong, sustained and balanced growth will not be easy. It will require fiscal consolidation in advanced countries, exchange rate adjustments, and a rebalancing of demand across the world.

Felice Friedson and The Media Line Bring Balance to Issues in the Mideast

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

When Felice Friedson brought Palestinian journalists to Israel's parliament for the first time, the powerful chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs a...

What the Doomsayers Haven't Been Telling You about Greece

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Hill

Certainly Greece is going through a difficult spot in its long history, but how difficult depends on how you measure it.

Loose Nukes

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

Since you can't tell your nuclear players apart without a Nuclear Players Scorecard, here they are, with my official Threat Level grading.

Obama's 'Nuclear Spring'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let us hope and pray that Obama's recent nuclear disarmament accomplishments are steps on the path to the eventual abolition of all nuclear weapons.

World Cup Group Therapy: Green Gets a Grip

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Ungrady

Goalkeepers have had a plethora of unpleasant moments during the first week of the South African World Cup. None was more dramatic than Robert Green's gaffe.

Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving To The United Arab Emirates?

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince claim that the embattled head of the world's most infamous mercenary firm is planning ...

Happy Tax Day: Are Americans Getting Their Money's Worth?

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Hill

When you sum up the total balance sheet, it turns out that Americans pay out just as much as Europeans -- but we receive a lot less for our money.

N Korea Warns UN of Dire Consequences in Rare News Conference

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

It doesn't happen very often. Between threats of military retaliation and accusations of fraudulent investigations, North Korea's UN ambassador held an unprecedented news conference on the sinking of the South's warship that killed 46 sailors.