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The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

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.

Resolving Myanmar's Sectarian Violence Issue

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

The latest international concern was visible when Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States who made a surprise visit to Myanmar, gave a speech at the Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon on November 14.

IRS Collection Activity and Levies Can Be Avoided

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Bob never intended for it to get this far. When he filed his return in April, he thought, "I'll pay this off in a month or two." Somehow, like many ...

Obama Shatters His Image as a Dithering President

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

There is nothing on the horizon to indicate the ripening of a "Grand Bargain" or even of a settlement among international, regional, and local players...

Israel Apology to Turkey -- Key to Regional Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Obama figuratively dialed Turkish PM Erdogan's phone and pressed Israeli PM Netanyahu to apologize for the killings of Turkish activists on board a "peace flotilla" headed to Gaza. Perhaps the relationship has been permanently altered over the last few years, but it may be the fulcrum for resolution of Syria and a broader Israeli/Palestinian peace.

The Stalemate in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

More likely than not, a prolonged conflict and stalemate await southern Thailand.

Muslim World Urges Dialogue In Syria

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

CAIRO — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried Thursday to entice Egypt into a new alliance that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, s...

Muslim World Divided On Syria, Mali

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

CAIRO — An Islamic summit that opened in Egypt on Wednesday lay bare the multiple divisions within the Muslim and Arab worlds, with conflicting ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Leader Of Largest Islamic Organization Calls For Ban On Insulting Prophet Muhammad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As anti-American protests continue in Islamic nations against a U.S.-made film that mocks the Muslim prophet, the leader of the world's la...

Islamic Support for GCC, Turkey and the West on Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

In Syria, extremism needs to be reined in, even at a time when the concerned Muslim countries are providing the opposition with aid and weapons.

After a Massacre, Islamic Cavalry to the Rescue?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

With plans for both its options for orderly disengagement from Afghanistan upended this week by a staff sergeant's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, the Obama administration urgently needs to alter the equation.

Moscow's Position: A Message to the Regime and Opposition in Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Today, the world is watching in terror as the Syrian authorities step up their crackdown on the protesters and as the odds for Syria sliding into civil war soar to new heights with dissent being forced into becoming an armed insurgency.

Moscow's Failed Policy on the Syrian Crisis

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The leaders of Russian diplomacy repeatedly bring up the "Libyan scenario" in order to scream "not in Syria," pointing to what they describe as the West "deceiving" them through. They are against regime change.

Combating Religious Intolerance When Freedom Of Speech Enables Hate Speech

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

Freedom of speech is a precious right that must be guarded carefully. But what happens when that right is used to incite hatred and to feed religious intolerance, such as Islamophobia?

Obama's Libya Policy Is a Desert Mirage

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The more the White House filibusters around the edges, the more it appears as if its Libya policy is one big alibi. It all seems to add up to empty words and meaningless gestures.

Fulfilling Another Cairo Commitment: Next Week's Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

On Monday April 26 and Tuesday April 27 over 250 Muslim world delegates from over 50 nations will join their American counterparts and Obama in Washington to attend the first Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.

U.S. Special Envoy to Muslim World: Will It Matter?

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

This appointment, designed to broaden outreach to Muslims, is a long overdue date for a target public that is always left wondering, like Apple and Google watchers, what's next.

Dateline Doha: Engaging The Islamic World

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Since President Obama was elected, the U.S.-Islamic Forum has striven to sustain the momentum borne from Obama's landmark address in Cairo and the new era ushered in by his election.

"Qum" Buy Ya

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

While the technical revelations regarding the Qum nuclear enrichment facility filter out as the IAEA prepares its final report to the U.N., the U.S. is at a crossroads regarding Iran's nuclear program.

Can Arab/Muslim Countries Criticize Israel Under the UN Anti-Blasphemy Resolution?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

How do the Arab/Muslim countries of the OIC plan to continue their criticism of the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion without, in a way, violating their own proposed resolution?

The Scourge of Suicide Terror: When will we ever learn?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Beyond the scorecard coverage and template denunciations from the State Department and the Foreign Office, what can be done? To win the war against terrorism we will also have to win the war for the minds and hearts of terror's potential recruits.

Religious Fundamentalism Spreads... Beyond Islam

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

It is problematic that characters in these stories -- the Pope, a member of India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, a Knesset leader, a Canadian federal minister -- are influential, mainstream figures.

Post (Perverse) Pervez Pakistan

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Where does Musharraf's departure leave us insofar as the global effort to eradicate Al Qaeda from its haunts in northwest Pakistan? In one helluva pickle, to put it bluntly.