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United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

Why Morsi's Ouster and a Civil Society Offer Hope for Egyptian Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...

Political and Military Tracks Inseparable in the Battle for Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The wavering stances of President Barack Obama's second administration saw settled this week on the following: * A reversal of the stances taken by t...

Obama And Clinton Legacy Linked To Afghan Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As the U.S. exit from Afghanistan approaches, protection of Afghan women's rights requires courage and political will instead of tired rhetoric. However, in an election year, we are unlikely to see meaningful action.

Will Obama Solve the Middle East -- All at Once?

Carne Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carne Ross

The administration may, at a stroke, be seeking to solve all aspects of the many-faceted problem of Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors: that means Palestinians, Lebanon, Syria, all at once.