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Time to Win Hearts in the Deluged Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Perhaps this is the time for the Americans to interact with the troubled and grief stricken Pakistanis. There is a fear that the Pashtuns will turn to the Taliban if help does not arrive swiftly.

From Totalitarianism to Turbines: The Unending Struggle for Power in Central Asia

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.

Putting BP's Oil Spill Into Context

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with How unusual is it for 4.9 million barrels of oil to be spilled into the ocean? The newspapers tell us that the ...

Supreme Court Expected to Hear Prop 8, Rule for Equality of Marriage for Corporations

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Legal scholars believe that based on the court's intent under Chief Justice Roberts, the case will achieve a milestone by granting the equal rights provided through marriage to corporations, at last.

America's Iraqi Strategic Blunder

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Even in 2002, in the midst of the fear campaign unleashed by Bush's White House to create public support for an invasion of Iraq, credible voices in the American mainstream questioned the claims.

Nuclear Stars Align for New START

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Nine of the ten former and current commanders of America's nuclear forces have told the Senate it is time to approve a new arms pact with Russia. Will the senators listen to our top military leaders?

No Change in Policy as Obama Picks Bush Era Diplomat as Envoy to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Matt Bryza, Obama's nominee for ambassador to Azerbaijan, is a relic from the Bush Administration with a checkered and controversial past.

Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jillian York

Concerned communities should engage in dialogue with Muslims and their organizations, and learn more about them, rather than rely on the types of prejudices and paranoia being hawked by Islamophobes.

White Man's Burden: A History of Nationalism from Leonard Zeskind (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Zeskind explained to me in this interview that many of the mainstream mouthpieces bemoaning the disenfranchised white man are pandering to an existent culture ingrained with separatism.

A New Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Nuclear disarmament is a job for faith -- and for the kind of social movements that faith at its best has always inspired.

Witch Hunt Against Gays Faces New Foe

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has its work cut out for it. But its actions won't be effective without a widespread movement calling for an end to persecution based on sexual orientation.

Deja Vu at Kabul Conference

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

Today, Kabul played host to over 40 foreign ministers and other international leaders representing the broad coalition of the "unwilling, but we can't abandon Afghanistan" group of countries.

An Imbalanced Recovery

Joe Minarik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Minarik

Before the economic and financial crisis hit with full force in 2008, we warned of the dangers of imbalances in the global economy.

The World Applauds the New Financial Regulation

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Many market participants were actually waiting for the US legislation to look at the architecture of finance in the 21st Century. That is exactly what was delivered last week.

Bombing Iran? Take It "Off the Table"

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Hartung

Joe Klein of Time magazine has a new piece out this week indicating that after being largely dismissed during the Bush administration, "the military option is very much back on the table" with respect to Iran's nuclear program.

America's Unjustified Fears

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

America is not Rome. As long as the United States preserves its values and constantly improves them, it will remain the world's only superpower.

The United States and South Africa Share Great Challenges

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dedrick Muhammad

Let us in the United States take the challenges still facing South Africa to be a reminder of how much further the world and our own country has to go in bridging racial inequality.

My Journey From Sp*c to Sp*c

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

As a small child living in Connecticut, recently arrived from Uruguay at a time when Latinos were still rare outside of the major metropolis, I was quickly labeled "spic."

Safely Surfing the Public Wi-Fi

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

This post was co-authored with Joel Fernandez. If you would like to ask Joel any questions please email him at The World ...

Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace tal...

America the Beautiful: Built by Entrepreneurs

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson

The United States of America has been based on entrepreneurial ideas and actions and it is in times like these that Americans will show their true colors. Our country has resolved to come out of our financial crisis stronger than ever.

The Top 5 Myths About Global Poverty

Clint Borgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Clint Borgen

$30 billion a year is needed to end world hunger. The United States is the only country in history that could end world hunger and still have by far the most expensive military on the planet.

It Takes Two Sides to Achieve Two States, or Why Mearsheimer Is Wrong on Israel

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

If John Mearsheimer actually cares a whit about Israel, why does he admire so many people who want it to disappear?

Why the U.S. Needs More Immigrants

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

If we want to maintain our superpower status, assure economic growth, save Social Security and other entitlement programs, we need a growing pool of (immigrant) tax payers to fund it.

After 11 Weeks of Disaster, Time for Freedom From Oil (PHOTOS)

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Eleven weeks ago BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers. Since the explosion thousands upon thousan...