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Egypt Revolution

No Clash of Civilizations Here

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

The past few weeks saw a barrage of previously ludicrous headlines: "Constitutional Amendments Finalized in Egypt" "Yemen's President Agrees to Term...

Don't Downsize Democracy -- Here or Abroad

Milburn Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Milburn Line

Massive budget cuts in our capacity to support democracy abroad could take the United States out of play just when the global tipping point may have finally been reached.

Ecuador: Another Victory for the People

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Perkins

The Middle East, Wisconsin, and now the victory of Ecuadorians over the oil giant, Texaco (owned by Chevron)! We the people are taking back the reins of power!

The U.S in the Middle East: Quo Vadis?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

From the Arab countries' perspective, the U.S can no longer be relied upon as a long term ally. Their sobering up is not misplaced,

Steps for Tangible Change in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

It's time for real change to start to take shape in Egypt. Watch this video where I explain how that can happen, and what steps need to be taken: ...

History's Shifting Sands

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

Suddenly, it is the young activists of Tahrir who are the example for the world, while the great powers seem mired in old thinking and outdated systems.

A Girl Named "Facebook"

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

An Egyptian man living in Cairo, welcomed a new daughter into the world this week. Did he give her a traditional Arabic female name like Leila or Rania? Nope, Mr. Ibrahim named his baby daughter "Facebook."

Lessons Learned From the 140-Character Rebellion

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Pfeifle

Despite the obvious budgetary constraints and American voters' traditional resistance to "foreign aid," this is a time to prioritize our assistance to the areas that need it most and to continue to incorporate Internet efforts.

Egypt: New Regime, Some Old Abuses

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Geoffrey Mock, the Egypt country specialist and chair of the Middle East County Specialists for Amnesty International USA. Nearly a month after E...

The Poetry Of Revolution

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

If you have any doubts as to the power of a great poet's witnessing, you need only look at the impact of Al-Shabi's century-old words on Tunisia, and on Egypt and beyond.

Egypt Proposes Competitive Presidential Elections

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A constitutional reform panel on Saturday recommended opening Egypt's presidential elections to competition and imposing a two-term limi...

On Wisconsin: The View from Pakistan

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The point is that no self-respecting human being likes to be bullied, whether in Tripoli or in Madison. In America, less urgently than in Libya but urgently enough, it's high time we reclaimed an honest and legitimately popular politics.

Universal Principles in Revolutionary Times

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

The uprisings in the Middle East suggest that people want the whole package. Not just their civil and political rights. Economic and social opportunities too.

Why I Support the People of Thompson, Canada -- And You Should Too

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Right now Thompson, Canada, is fighting a frontline battle in a war that's been raging for the past 30 years -- the global war of the world's rich on the middle class.

Why Egyptians Preserve Their Cultural Heritage

Larry Coben | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Coben

Egyptians value and utilize their cultural history as an economic asset and not merely an intangible cultural one.

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

I've been a fan of Gaddafi's translator since September 2009 -- when he screamed, "I can't take it any more" and collapsed while translating Gaddafi's speech before the UN General Assembly.

The Politics of Altruism

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dovid Efune

As widespread unrest throughout the Muslim world continues, A Case for Democracy by former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is ...

Tiananmen 2.0: Why China Is Not Immune to the Tunisia Effect

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tenzin Dorjee

In spite of China's image as a high-functioning economy, many of the social causes of mass discontent that exploded in the Arab world -- endemic corruption, income inequality, labor unrest, inflation, pollution -- continue to plague the nation.

Iran Ups the Ante

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stanley Kober

The choices facing Israel are not enviable. Its fears of an Iran with nuclear weapons are understandable, but the political environment is not what it was before. A fresh approach may be in order, before time runs out altogether.

Marcus Samuelsson: How American Farm Policy Affects People Worldwide

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Marcus Samuelsson

Our current model is unsustainable, from growth of the kernels to the price on the stock ticker. And it doesn't just affect U.S. farming and policy, it affects farmers throughout the world.

Their Victory, Not Ours

Aaron Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Ross

In an article today for Slate, entitled "America is Freedom, and Freedom is Winning," Eliot Spitzer grandly presents the popular uprisings in the Midd...

What the United States Government Should Do to Promote Human Rights in the Middle East

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

While the people of the Middle East and North Africa will decide how to structure their own governments, the United States can and should adopt policies that support the exercise of human rights.

Is the West Bank Next?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is up to Israel to defend Israel. And that means ending the occupation, on terms worked out with the Palestinians, rather than allowing it to end in violence that could cross the border and threaten the survival of Israel itself.

Promoting Democracy Is Not Imposing Democracy

Michael Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Doyle

Democracy is best promoted peacefully. It spreads by good example, by incentives and assistance. Promoting democracy is done best when it is done indirectly through trade, investment, and foreign aid.

AIPAC Rules Fail at the Edge of Chaos

Merle Lefkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merle Lefkoff

American foreign policy should embrace an innovative diplomacy that lets go of the need to control and welcomes the opportunity to explore in creative new ways the shifting sands of international relations.