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.
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.
How do we not end up with a situation where the only regimes to change are those who were pro-American, because they were reluctant to use excessive brutality and were most subject to American influence?
it would appear that the Egyptian students at the forefront of the protests have many reasons to be angry with their country. But in describing the protesters he helped inspire, Wael Ghonim said, "We are all people who love Egypt."
My travels from Cairo to Madison seem like one seamless web. An Egyptian held a sign in Tahrir Square saying "Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers -- One World, One Pain." Solidarity is, indeed, a beautiful thing.
I'm not telling you to go click a "Like" button for Middle Eastern art. Rather, you should treat it simply as... art, putting culture in its proper place by avoiding the reflex of judging a work simply on the basis of origin.
There's now an incipient tradition: an annual Clinton Internet-celebrating speech. Mobilization, demonstration, action -- these, Secretary Clinton seems to conclude -- are the consequence of a system of approaches.
Egyptians will face considerable challenges in the months and years to come as they work to perfect their democratic experiment. If asked, we should stand ready to help -- not in the name of charity, but in the name of U.S. interests.
9/11 consciousness is born of a few empire and tribal extremists that is imposed on the many. 2/11 consciousness flows from the synergy of millions with the power to root out an entrenched dictator in 18 days.
Social media has received much credit for its role in galvanizing throngs of protesters. But while the press likes to call out the big platforms, it has actually been a set of lesser-known tools at the heart of these uprisings.
It is not a stretch to say that the demonstrators in Tahrir Square, who created a revolution by demanding liberty and freedom, had more in common with the government of Israel than with any other Arab government in the Middle East.