Opinion

The rising walls of humanity

2015-09-03 03:00
The idea of building a wall a la Berlin between Canada and the US to keep out illegal immigrants has been ridiculed in most quarters and rightly so. Walls do not keep people in. Peace and the right to...

King Salman’s visit to US — alliance or separation?

2015-09-02 03:00
The first official visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Washington beginning on Thursday comes at a crucial time in the history of Saudi-US relations.Much anticipation surrounds t...

Toward a nuke-free world

2015-09-02 01:02
One of the many things the world has learned from the Iran nuclear saga is that its leaders made a mistake, when negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the 1960s, in not doing anyth...

Time for more democratic UN

2015-09-02 03:00
We are moving further into a new century with many of the old, deficient institutions of the last century left untouched.After two devastating world wars, the United Nations was founded as a means to...

Unfounded comparison

2015-09-02 03:00
Promoting the “deal” he claims he has made with Iran, President Obama is trying to cast himself as heir to a tradition of “peace through negotiations” followed by US presidents for decades. In that co...

A huge moral challenge

2015-09-02 03:00
As international and regional players continue to search for a formula that could facilitate a political solution in Syria, the humanitarian crisis in that country is reaching unprecedented levels. Bo...

Turkey at a crossroads

2015-09-02 03:00
Less than five months after the last legislative elections, Turks on Nov. 1 will vote again in one of the biggest gambles of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political career.But the outcome of the sn...

Child soldiers of Iraq, Yemen

2015-09-01 03:00
International law forbids recruitment of children. This prohibition is found in Protocols I and II of the Geneva Conventions, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international agreemen...

Palestine’s leadership crisis

2015-09-01 03:00
The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure. Abbas’ unforeseen announcement on Aug. 27 that h...

So much for ‘red lines’

2015-09-01 03:00
Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.That day, according to reliabl...

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