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A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds (Part 2)

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

This is a continuation of my conversation with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, who I met just months after he arrived in the United States for the first time f...

Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared 'Hitler' Card

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.

Pres. Obama's One Option: Put Up or Shut Up

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Russia's Federation Council believes sending forces to the Ukraine will help 'stabilize' that country and has voted unanimously to allow President Putin to do just that. President Obama's not pleased.

GOPer Who Helped Capture Saddam Running For Congress

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A former Oklahoma state senator who as a U.S. Army officer had helped capture Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched...

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

The U.S. Role in Iraq's Upsurge of Violence

Stephen Zunes | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

The tendency in the United States to blame "sectarian conflict" and "long-simmering hatreds" for the violence in Iraq is effectively blaming the victims and avoids acknowledging the U.S. role in the ongoing tragedy.

The Times, They Are a-Changin' -- in Arabia

Claude Salhani | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

The Saudis now fear that if the Syrian civil war is allowed to continue it will eventually reach its own territory. And given the manner in which the fundamentalist jihadis are spreading it is not an impossibility. All the reason more to stop this war sooner rather than later.

A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds (Part 1)

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

I met Faisal Saeed Al Mutar recently, just months after he arrived in the United States for the first time from Iraq. Both of us grew up in Middle Eas...

The Top Historic Moments Of The Past 50 Years We'll Never Forget

Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty

As we reflected recently on the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy that took place 50 years ago, we realized yet again how significant ...

Lessons From Russian and Balkan History on How to Stop the War in Syria

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

The current debate on the use and ban of chemical weapons in Syria is a salient testimony to a seemingly forgone notion in crisis diplomacy: the downward spiral of conflict doesn't end until the strategic interests of the key players are addressed.

U.S. President 'Betrays' Arab Uprising, Once Again

Barry Lando | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Barry Lando

An American president calls for the downfall of an Arab dictator. The people rise up. The revolt spreads across the country. The rebels ask for help f...

Obama's Sudden Syria Crisis, With Putin Solution: What the Heck Was That?

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?

Syria: The American People's Right to Ask Why

Darryl Woodard | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

American voices are influencing discussion about Syria. That is good, because it would not have happened if the president had decided to strike first, instead of bringing the matter to Congress for a vote.

Buy President Obama a History Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

No man with such a fundamental misunderstanding of modern American history should be deciding the fate of a new group of civilians.

Uh... Remember Operation Ranch Hand, Mr. Obama

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Inconsistency makes the US moral argument against chemical weapons difficult to make -- not because it isn't immoral, but because the US is inclined to latch on to the argument only when it's in its national interest to do so.

If Limited Strikes Don't Work, Does Obama Have a Plan B?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

If we start bombing Syria, we are potentially committing ourselves to a deeper level of involvement than the administration is now acknowledging.

Kerry Should Avoid Overstating What Syria Attacks Can Achieve

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is easy to overstate what a mission, even if undertaken for the noblest and most honest of reasons, can achieve.

Syria: If the Tomahawk Missiles Fly, Peace Must Be the Target

Gordon Marino | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Gordon Marino

If President Obama elects to pull the trigger and let the Tomahawk missiles fly, the singular target of those missiles must be peace and the well being of the Syrian people.

America Must Close the Syrian Box

Howard Schweber | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Howard Schweber

The whole world really is watching. Obama did not create this box, the Assad government did that. Now the box has been opened -- we have to try and close it up again.

Syria-Iraq: On Drawing Lines in the Sand

Barry Lando | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision -- dictated by the British Parliament and public -- not to join President Obama's coalition of the willing.

If the British Can Stop Their Government From Waging War in Syria, Why Can't We?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The British parliament's vote against going along with the United States' attack on Syria is a direct result of that country's attempts to come to terms with the lies of the Iraq War.

Syria-Perilous Precedent

Barry Lando | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The issues in Syria, we are told by the Obama administration and its allies, are clear-cut. America has no choice but to act. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Report: U.S. Gave Saddam Intel, Ignored Chemical Attacks In 1980s

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would ...

U.S. Helped Saddam Hussein As He Gassed Iran: Report

Foreign Policy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and int...

Invisible Victims

James Zogby | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
James Zogby

For decades now, Christians have been the "invisible or ignored victims" of conflicts in the Middle East. At best, the US has paid scant attention as once thriving communities of indigenous Christians in Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Egypt have been attacked or threatened.