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Fracking and Water Scarcity

With global energy demands rising, water is becoming a more precious resource by the day, and fracking threatens its supply in more ways than one.
By Joshua Pringle.

Syria: the Misnomer of 'Combating Terrorism'

In Syria and across the Middle East, every actor embroiled in conflict is considered a terrorist by someone, making resolutions exceedingly difficult to achieve. By Laurelle Atkinson.

Egypt: Consequences of Morsi's Removal

The Egyptian Armed Forces' removal of President Morsi has created a number of challenges related to democracy, political stability and the role of Islam. By Jacob Cedusky.

Israel and Palestine: Consequences of Deterrence

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is built on a security framework that is likely to perpetuate war indefinitely. By Laurelle Atkinson.

U.S. Embargo against Cuba: Washington's Sterile Strategy

The U.S. embargo against Cuba is a relic of the Cold War, senselessly cutting both countries off from what could be fruitful interaction. By Alexander Frye.

Lifting the Gaza Blockade: A U.S. Imperative

The United States has an imperative to pressure Israel to lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip on three accounts: legality, morality and strategic interest. By Joshua Pringle.

Israel's Brick Wall

Israel's unreasonableness, backed by U.S. opposition to Palestinian statehood, is bound to isolate Israel and undermine American influence in the region.
By Larry Derfner.

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Mercosur and Pacific Alliance: Latin America Divided

Ailana Navarez

United States and Brazil: Reaping What You Sow

Jan Knippers Black

Rwanda: 20th Anniversary of the Genocide

Derick Wolf

Letter: Venezuela: The International Media Is Asleep

Maria Huston

The International Criminal Court in Afghanistan

Djeyhoun Ostowar

Libya Is a Failed State

James Stafford

Syria: Center of a Region Inflamed

Laurelle Atkinson

Bo Xilai: Anti-Corruption Failure in China

Sun Xi

Singapore: from Bilingualism to Biculturalism

Sun Xi

When Will the U.S. Hit The 1947 Wall?

Evan Schnidman

Do Bahrain's Sunnis Like the Smell of Tear Gas?

Joshua Pringle

Hegemony: What Is It Good For?

Joshua Pringle

Standing Down as Iran's Power Struggle Unfolds

Jen Alic

Iran Is the New Iraq

Joey Ayoub

Climate Change: Why Oil Companies Don't Want Us Talking about It

Bill McKibben

Iran vs. Israel

Laurelle Atkinson

Real Battle in Egypt Is Not on the Streets

Maria Golia

Global Fund Fights AIDS, TB and Malaria

Chinua Akukwe

A Brighter Future for Bahrain

Dr. Abdulla Elmadani

Something's Fishy in Tripoli

Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian Nuclear Issue within the State System

Laurelle Atkinson

Gender, Race and the Burqa Ban

Jakub Burkowicz

China and North Korea's New Dynasty

Joseph Kirschke

Kenya's Incursion in Somalia

Andre Vltchek

Hope Is Not a Scarce Resource in Iraq

John Filson

Land Grabs and the World Bank

Joshua Pringle

An Iranian Distraction from U.S. Woes

Laurelle Atkinson

Empty Rhetoric of the U.S. Campaign Season

Michael D. Rettig

Terror Generation in Pakistan

Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Women in Saudi Arabia's Shura Council

Samar Fatany

Colombian Security at a Crossroads

Robert Works

Preserving Pakistani Security

Michael D. Rettig

The Case for U.S. Humanitarian Interventionism

Joshua Pringle

Taiwan's Exclusion from Global Governance

Timothy Yang

Before September 11th: Air France Flight 8969

Joseph Kirschke

Empowering Youth Associations in Indonesia


Security and Islam in the New Libya

Walid Phares

Social Media In Egypt

Mehrunisa Qayyum

India's 64th Independence Day Anniversary

Neelam Deo and Manjeet Kripalani

U.S. and India: 'C' for Political Management

Akshay Mathur

Israel's Anti-Boycott Law

Mairav Zonszein

Shifting Defense Frameworks in the East

Laurelle Atkinson

Letter: U.S. Social Security: Suggested Reforms

Cynthia Jones

U.S. Social Security: Suggested Reforms

Erin Martz, Ph.D., C.R.C.

Living with Disabilities in Uganda

Susan Majek

Women's Struggle in Sierra Leone

Unisa Dizo-Conteh

South Sudan: Safeguarding Independence

Chinua Akukwe

Taliban Plan for Takeover in Afghanistan

Walid Phares

Letter: Re: Fifteenth Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Karly Ralph

Lessons from India's Partition

Nasim Yousaf

In Defense of Judicial Independence in Egypt

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Radical Islam Passing through Greece

Ioannis Michaletos

Fateh-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement: An Opportunity for Peace

Antonia Dimou

Pakistan Leads in Human Rights Violations

Tanveer Jafri

Nigeria: Ten Unavoidable Issues

Chinua Akukwe

Palestinian Statehood and the Defense Structure of Israel

Laurelle Atkinson

Muslim Brotherhood Riding the Crest of Arab Spring

Walid Phares

Letter: Re: Peru's Less-Than-Benign Environmental Policy

Erwin Anders

Piracy and Pigeonholed Security in Somalia

Abukar Arman

Repression of the Press in Zimbabwe

Stephen Tsoroti

Obama's Middle East Address

Jeysundhar D

ESL Teachers Scammed by U.S.-Saudi Fellowship

Jeffrey Stanton

U.S.-Pakistan Relations Post-Bin Laden

Huma Yusuf

Political Motives behind Iran's Abuses

Niusha Boghrati

Nigeria Post-Presidential-Election Violence

Chinua Akukwe

Dictatorship Cycle in the Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson

Goldstone's Statements Do Not Trump International Justice

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

The Uncertain Future of Libya

Chinua Akukwe

When Bullets Meet Oil: Today's Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson

Libya: Another Oily Killing Field

Walid Phares

Issues Awaiting Haiti's Next President

Chinua Akukwe

The Abandoned Children of Sierra Leone

Unisa Dizo-Conteh

India and the Turmoil in the Middle East

Tanveer Jafri

Letter: Re: Kashmir at the Crossroads

Principal Md. Mahbubul Alam

The Brotherhood: Empowered by Its Weakness

Osama Diab

The United States: A Country Without a Revolution

Joshua Pringle

Peaceful Protests Meet Violent Results in Bahrain

Latheef Farook

The Narco Effect and the Politicization of Mexican Media

Naheed Ali

The Future of Egypt's Political Soul

Chinua Akukwe

The Ubiquity of Militant Rationale

Laurelle Atkinson

Facebook's Role in Iranian Resistance

Omid Habibinia

Egypt Has Long Deserved Better

Joseph Kirschke

Pakistan's Broken Judicial System

Irshad Panhwer and Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington

Japan's Galapagosization

Jeysundhar D

Fiji: the Lost Decade

Sanjay Ramesh

The Jasmine Revolution

Osama Diab

Assange and His Liberal Critics

Aaron Ross

Hezbollah's Coup in Lebanon Targets Cedars Revolution

Walid Phares

Religion and Power Politics in the Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson

Letter: Re: Season for Jews, Christians and Muslims to Look Back at 2010

Eugene Dickerson

Iran’s Nuclear Program at the Crossroads: Greece's Role in Mediation

Antonia Dimou

Iran's Nuclear Program at the Crossroads: Greece's Role in Mediation

Antonia Dimou

Ivory Coast's Election Quagmire

Chinua Akukwe

In Need of a New Security Framework in the Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson

The Nixon Tapes vs. Wikileaks

James Stocker

Season for Jews, Christians and Muslims to Look Back at 2010

Prince El Hassan bin Talal

Isolation and Engagement: Terrorism and American Muslims

Jeysundhar D

A More Moderate Hamas

Chrystie Swiney

Russia and the WTO

Jeysundhar D

Stop Appeasing China Now

Jeysundhar D

Egypt's President Should Dissolve Parliament

The Independent Coalition for Elections' Observation

Dilemma of the Two-State Solution

Laurelle Atkinson

U.S. Dual-Track Policy in Somalia

Said Liban

Obama's Visit to India

Sameer Jafri

Ashburn Jihadist Signals Danger

Walid Phares

Letter: Re: Kashmir at the Crossroads

Marc Bacardi

Middle East Theocracy

Laurelle Atkinson

Kashmir at the Crossroads

Tanveer Jafri

East and West: Partners in Justice

Radhia Al-Mutawakel

Foreign Aid in Lean Times

Jurnan Goos

Women's Modern Plight

Talia Carner

Letter: Re: Pakistan's Suicidal Politics

T. James Weibelzahl

Military Rationale in the Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson

Improving Security in Somalia

Hussein Yusuf

Quebec: Canada's Quarrelsome Province

Michael Werbowski

Young Arab-American Ambassador Finds Common Ground

Natasha Nassar

The Case for Geopolitical Mechanisms

Laurelle Atkinson

Hey, America: I'm a Muslim, Let's Talk

Mona Eltahawy

Geopolitical Nuclear Regulation

Laurelle Atkinsson

The Lessons of Bhopal and BP

Justin Frewen

Pakistan's Suicidal Politics

Tanveer Jafri

Human Rights Violations in Yemen under the Pretext of Combating Terrorism

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Yemen on the Brink

Antonia Dimou

Africa's Women Turn 50

Chi Mgbako

Taiwan: Building Partnerships for Asia-Pacific Economic Integration

Johnny C. Chiang

Kyrgyzstan: the Road Not Taken

Michael N. Nagler and S. Francesca Po

Pakistan's Inept Terrorism Control

Tanveer Jafri

Want to Cut the Deficit? Start by Getting out of Afghanistan

Joshua Pringle

Letter: Re: An Unbreakable Bond?

Joseph Elias

Letter: Re: Blood Diamonds: Still Bloody

Brilliant Earth

Letter: Re: Conflict Minerals: the New Blood Diamonds

Charles Young

World Cup Crime in South Africa

Ulindi Muller

Letter: Re: Tar Sands of Alberta

John Taylor

Letter: Re: Western Media Perverts Information about Thailand

Mickey C.

Western Media Perverts Information about Thailand

Andre Vltchek

Letter: Re: Blood Diamonds: Still Bloody

Beth Gerstein and Eric Grossberg

Haggling over the Former Moldavian SSR Dispute

Michael Averko

The Radicalization of Saudi Arabia

Chris Tyree

Letter: Re: Public Schools in Sierra Leone Gasping for Life Support

Ahmad Kemokai

Tar Sands of Alberta

Michael Werbowski

Letter: Re: Public Schools in Sierra Leone Gasping for Life Support

Zelene Wilkins

Taiwan under President Ma

Dr. Johnny Chiang

Letter: Why Amnesty Now?

Ken Oyer

Letter: Public Schools in Sierra Leone Gasping for Life Support

Joy Hathaway

Letter: Where Is the Philanthropy of Muslim Millionaires?

Shekaiba Bennett

Where Is the Philanthropy of Muslim Millionaires?

Latheef Farook

Somalia's Last Chance

Oduesp Eman

Crackdown in Egypt

Forum of Independent Human Rights Organizations

An Iraqi Perspective on the Recent Elections

Ahmed K. Fahad

India Needs Independent Anti-Terrorism Strategy

Tanveer Jafri

Trade Not Aid?

Justin Frewen

Reaching across the Border

Ruth Eglash and Hani Hazaimeh

The Corporate Roadblock in Washington

Joshua Pringle

Saudi Arabia: a Patron to Hafiz Sayeed?

Tanveer Jafri

No EU-daimonia after Lisbon

Simon Roughneen

Women Work toward Equality in Muslim Societies

Mehnaz M. Afridi

Egypt's Struggle for Democracy

Osama Diab

Global Hunger

Justin Frewen

Greece: Pulling Its Neighbors Down with It

Jurnan Goos

The Need for a Joint Arab Force against Terror

Walid Phares

The Real Evils

Justin Frewen

Guinea Making Steps toward Democracy

Roland Marke

2010 World Cup: a Discussion about Crime

Miriam Mannak

AIDS Fight in Africa

Chinua Akukwe

Muffled Screams of Gaza

Abukar Arman

The Stolen Generations of Australia

Justin Frewen

Canada: Prorogation Nation

Michael Werbowski

A New Paradigm for Engaging Somalia

Abukar Arman

Lament over Democracy in Fiji

Sanjay Ramesh

Copenhagen: No Failure, but Just Not Good Enough

Jurnan Goos

Ukraine: Where Are You Going?

Michael Werbowski

U.N. Has the Potential to Overcome Challenges

Justin Frewen

The Kool-Aid Syndrome and Somalia's Fading Hope

Sadia Ali Aden

Illusion of Obama's Peace Talks

Latheef Farook

India and Pakistan Post-26/11

Tanveer Jafri

World Bank Reforms: Tough Decisions Needed on Four Critical Issues

Chinua Akukwe

Looking Beyond the U.S.-Asean Summit

Simon Roughneen

The Yuan Underrated, China Overrated

Jurnan Goos

Poppy Fields in Afghanistan

Joseph Kirschke

The Taliban's War on Pakistan

Walid Phares

Sierra Leone's Youth: A Boon for Investment

Unisa Dizo-Conteh

Nobel Committee Pulls Oil Plug on Intervention

Dr. Walid Phares

Honduras: Stop Blocking Human Rights Inquiries

Human Rights Watch

Shariah in Lawless Somalia

Abukar Arman

Book Review: "The Candy Girl"

Roland Bankole Marke

Letter: An Open Letter to Ukrainian President Yushchenko

Petro Kukushinsky

China: Media Summit Participants Should Push for Press Freedom

Human Rights Watch

Albania: A Dubious Government and a Missing Opposition

Ledion Krisafi

The Emerging Obama Doctrine on Africa

Chinua Akukwe

The Non-Aligned Movement: A Chance for a Multipolar World

Anton Caragea

Indian Festivals Celebrate Communal Harmony

Tanveer Jafri

Bin Laden to U.S.: "Drop Israel, Let's Talk"

Walid Phares

Letter: America's Afghan Mess

Michael Brenner

Is Mubarak Really a Force of Stability?

Osama Diab

Public Schools in Sierra Leone Gasping for Life Support

Roland Bankole Marke

Letter: Surging Ahead in Afghanistan

John Byrnes

China's Rise in Africa: Miracle or Mirage

Bright Simons

Letter: Bridges of Rhetoric and Suspicion

Sam Daze

Letter: Speaking Out Against Corruption

Ursula Marais

Caucasus: The Powder Barrel of Europe

Anton Caragea

Winds of Change in Turkish-Kurdish Relations

Yigal Schleifer

Grassroots Gone Dry

Joshua Pringle

The B.J.P. Refuses to Read the Writing on the Wall

Tanveer Jafri

Letter: Taiwan's Typhoon Recovery

Tony Ong

Gaza: Big Jihad vs. Little Jihad

Walid Phares

Neglected Arms Control

Michael Brzoska

Bridges of Rhetoric and Suspicion

Abukar Arman

East Asia: the Acid Test for Europe's Common Foreign Policy

Jing Men

Making Roads Safer in Nigeria

Adewale T. Akande

The Curious Case of Balochistan

Tanveer Jafri

Syria: The Key for Peace in the Middle East

Anton Caragea

U.S. Should Encourage Democracy in Africa

Walid Phares

Aid Won't Fix The Crisis in Yemen

Jane Novak

Peru's Cold War against Indigenous People

Kristina Aiello

Contemptuousness of Sub-Saharan Africa

Chika Onyeani

Road to Recovery: Provincial Towns in Sierra Leone

Roland Marke

Albanian Elections Produce Unstable Parliament

Ledion Krisafi

Iraqi Success Will Depend on Next U.S. Strategy

Walid Phares

Letter: Romania Headed toward National Bankruptcy

Somalia, outside the Violence Box

Abukar Arman

War Stories from the Tip of the Spear

Mohamad Hodai

Egypt: Power Has Already Been Transferred

Osama Diab

Honduras Coup D'état

Anton Caragea

Nigeria's Envy

Dr. Chika Onyeani

Ceuta, the Border-fence of Europe

Riccardo Valsecchi

Letter: Iran's Election

Iran's Elections: A Show Designed to Delay Democracy

Walid Phares

Romania Headed toward National Bankruptcy

Anton Caragea

Moves to Isolate Fiji Fail

Dr. Sanjay Ramesh

Sierra Leone: Water Crisis Threatens Survival in Freetown

Roland Marke

Lebanese Vote for the Status Quo

Paul Cochrane

Oslo Redux: Fool's Gold in Israel/Palestine

Remi Kanazi

The Taliban: Danger of an Ideology

Tanveer Jafri

The Last Dictatorship of Europe

Riccardo Valsecchi

Countering Jihadi Strategies in the Subcontinent

Dr. Walid Phares

Africans in the Diaspora: Development Partnerships

Chinua Akukwe

Turkey's Route to the E.U. May be Via the Middle East

Sinan Ulgen

Returning to Sierra Leone: No Place like Home

Roland B. Marke

The Pope's Visit to the Holy Land: Forging New Relations

Anton Caragea

Non-Military Solutions to the Somali Piracy Dilemma

Abukar Arman

Algeria: Women's Movement Still Going Strong

Samia Allalou, Common Ground News

Viewpoints on the U.N. Conference Against Racism


Somali Pirates: Part of a Maritime Jihadi Strategy?

Walid Phares

Palestinian Nationalism

Dan Lieberman

Moldavia: Between Revolution and Geopolitics

Anton Caragea

Taliban Receptive to Talks with Afghan Government

Martin Gerner, Common Ground News

Jamaica: Corporate Exploitation by the Bauxite Ore Industry

John Maxwell

Foreign Politics

Andy Mason

Is Britain's Dialogue with Hezbollah Misleading?

Walid Phares

Britain: Economic Woes May Fuel Euro Debate

Jonathan White

US-Iranian Engagement: When and How?

Ahmad Sadri

Divisive Politics Hindering Progress in Sierra Leone

Roland Bankole Marke

Iraq Withdrawal Plan: Will Iran and Syria Go Along?

Walid Phares

Evolving Role for Senegalese Women in Religion

Penda Mbow, Common Ground News

Perspectives: George Mitchell's Middle East Tour

Defne Samyeli and Pelin Turgut, Common Ground News

Kashmir: Conflict in a Peaceful Valley

Ershad Mahmud, Common Ground News

Books Versus Bombs

Joshua Pringle

United States-Lebanon Relations Face a Paradigm Shift

Mona Yacoubian, Common Ground News

The Great Black Hajj of 2009

BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Somalia: A Symbol of the Decaying World Order

Omer Jama

Israeli, Palestinian girls share stories, build friendships

Noa Neumark

From CBS to Kolkata: An In-Depth Look at Investigative Journalism

By Naheed Ali

Some good news for a change

MJ Rosenberg

Rethinking National Security

By Dr. Prakash Ambegaonkar, Founder/CEO – Bridging Nations,, and Andrea H. Pietrzyk, Research Assistant, Bridging Nations

Live up to the spirit of 'One World, One Dream'

Vanessa Shih, Government Spokesperson, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Collective Punishment: Bad Idea Then and Now

By Julia A. Shearson

Has the Surge Prevented Peace in Iraq?

By Dan Lieberman

Voice of Power Threatens Voice of Dialogue

By Sharunas Paunksnis, Common Ground News Service, Kaunas, Lithuania

Rejected Somali Asylum Seekers in Britain Sent to Mogadishu

By Dalmar Yuusuf, Leicester, England

Mahmoud Darwish: A People and a Poet

By Ibtisam Barakat, Common Ground News Service, Columbia, Mo.

Albania: Through a Glass Darkly

By Ledion Krisafi, Tirana, Albania

India's Concept of Nonviolence and Gandhi

By Ravindra Kumar, Delhi, India

Nepal Invites Tourists to Visit Its Villages

By Kamala Sarup

An Abhorrent Form of Censorship

By Ambrose Musiyiwa, Leicester, England

10 Years After Suharto

By Ali Noer Zaman, Common Ground News Service, Jakarta, Indonesia

Myanmar: Waiting for Aung San Suu Kyi

By Dennis Guild, Green Left Weekly (radical newspaper), New South Wales, Australia

You Don't Mess With the Racism

By Remi Kanazi

Hamas and Israel: Strange Bedfellows

By Paul Scham, Washington, D.C., Common Ground News Service

Who's Running Foreign Policy in Washington?

By Michael Werbowski, Prague, Czech Republic

China's 'Panda' Imperialism

Bright B. Simons, Essex, England

Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs

Pat Eatock, Green Left Weekly (radical newspaper), New South Wales, Australia

Saudis Call for Dialogue

By Asma Hanif, Common Ground News Service, Brussels, Belgium

Cyprus: The Time Has Come…

By Antonia Dimou, Athens, Greece

Pakistan Through the Lens of Iraq

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Edward P. Joseph, Common Ground News Service

Why a Cultural Boycott of Israel Is Necessary

Remi Kanazi

What Syrian-Israeli Talks Mean

Hasan Abu Nimah, Jordan Times, Amman, Jordan

The Bonfire of the Townships: Purging South Africa

Bright B. Simons, Essex, England

When Free Speech Doesn't Come Free

Remi Kanazi

Discounts on Democracy in Europe: Who Should Determine How One Self-Determines?

Risto Karajkov, Bologna, Italy

China: The Infant Dragon

Bright B. Simons and Franklin Cudjoe, Accra, Ghana

Is Arab Media Truly Free?

Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Online, London, England

'We Are Workers, Not Criminals'

David Bacon, Americas Program, Center for International Policy

Letter: Carter Deserves Better Than He Receives

Protecting a Free Press Requires International Cooperation

Shieh Jhy-wey, Minister of the Government Information Office, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Morality and Ethics in Public Life: A Gandhian View

Ravindra Kumar, Delhi, India

Turkey's Turmoil: A Blessing in Disguise?

Diba Nigar Goksel, Common Ground News Service

Questioning the Death Penalty

Ayesha Khan, Common Ground News Service

Food Fights

Laura Carlsen, Americas Program, Center for International Policy (C.I.P.)

Tony Blair's Palestine

Chris Patten, Arab News, Jidda, Saudi Arabia

N.G.O.'s and Concerned Individuals Form Grassroots Campaign to Safeguard Human Rights of Refugees in Ghana

Megan Sullivan with Penelope Chester, The Niapele Project, Paris, France

The World Is Against Us, as Usual

Gavri Bargil, Ynetnews.com (Yediot Ahronot), Tel Aviv, Israel

The Specious 'National Security' Argument

Adam Isacson, Americas Program, Center for International Policy

A Redistribution of Power Essential in Lebanon

Graeme Bannerman, Common Ground News Service

Letter: Greece's Reservations Aren't All That Illogical

The Moral Majority for Peace

Gershon Baskin, Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel

Carbon Cuts: Why Rich Countries Must Lead the Way

Renfrey Clarke, Green Left Weekly (radical newspaper), New South Wales, Australia

Plan Colombia: The Real Destabilizing Force in South America

Carlos Martinez, Venezuelaanalysis.com, Caracas, Venezuela

Women Are Agents of Change

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Common Ground News Service

Should India Also Develop Satellite-Killing Capability?

Sreeram Chaulia, Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi, India

The People of Pakistan Have Spoken

Rehan Rafay Jamil, Common Ground News Service

Humbling Hamas

Alon Ben-Meir, Middle East Times, Washington, D.C.

Can I Have My Change Back: Arab-Americans and Obama's False Hope

Remi Kanazi, New York, N.Y.

Turkey's New Look Displeases Secularists

Michael Werbowski, Prague, Czech Republic

Post-Election Sierra Leone: Coming In From the Cold

Karamoh Kabba, Freetown, Sierra Leone

To Wear or Not to Wear the Hijab

Hafsa Kanjwal and Khadijeh Zarafshar, Common Ground News Service

Let's See Plan B, Please

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

Mahatma Gandhi and His Quest for Self-Realization

Ravindra Kumar, Delhi, India

U.N. Troops Accused of Human Rights Violations in Haiti

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Americas Program, Center for International Policy

Is Sarko Hypocritical?

Anene Ejikeme

Suharto: As He Lays Dying

Andre Vltchek, Jakarta, Indonesia

Kosovo: Quo Vadis

Michael Werbowski, Prague, Czech Republic

Letter: India Must Deal With Poverty Before It's Too Late

Letter: U.S. Has Right to Prevent Illegal Immigration

Muslim Charities Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

William Fisher, The Jordan Times, Amman, Jordan

After Bhutto

John Esposito, Social Science Research Council

Russian-Iranian Rapprochement a Necessary Evil?

Michael Werbowski, Prague, Czech Republic

Americans Glimpse the 'Real' Iran

Qamar-ul Huda, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, and Ayse Kadayifci, Common Ground News Service

Muslim Pilgrimage Exemplifies Believers' Equality Before God

Ahmad Al-Akhras, Columbus, Ohio

In the Shadow of Zion

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Common Ground News Service

No Democracy in the Middle East Without Muslim Citizenry

Asef Bayat, ISIM Review, Leiden, Netherlands

Deuces High: How the U.S. Can Bring an End to Myanmar's Crackdown on Democracy

Josh D. Friedman, San Francisco, Calif.

On Civil Society, Democracy, and Dziekanski

Michael Werbowski, Prague, Czech Republic

Israel: Still a Democracy?

Shulamit Aloni, Ha'aretz (Liberal), Tel Aviv, Israel

Marshall Islands: Kwajalein Missile Range

Andre Vltchek, Worldpress.org correspondent

Letter: Anti-Blogger Law Approved in Italy

Poverty Alleviation in Nepal

Kamala Sarup

Letter: Zimbabwe's Political Newcomer

Southeast Asia: Resisting the Nokia E90

Andre Vltchek, Worldpress.org correspondent

Syria: There is a Role for Damascus

Volker Perthes, Common Ground News

Letter: The Truth About Jakarta

Israel: Measures of Confidence

Mark L. Cohen, Common Ground News

Israel: Moderating Among Moderates

Gail Lichtman

Letter: Clergyman Not Known in Chile by Alias

Letter: War in Iraq: Stay Off the Grass

Dual Nationality: A Blessing or a Curse?

Hanane El Hadi and Menna Taher, Common Ground News

Is This Ben Gurion or Hell?

Remi Kanazi

Beware the Growling Bear and other Predators

Raimondo Salomone

My Israeli and Lebanese Friends

Kamala Sarup

Letters: Disagreement With the Commentary on Colombia

Uribe's Colombia and U.S. Money

José María Rodríguez González

Letter: The Iran Crisis

Letter: The Offensive Exploitation of the Masai

Letter: An Alternative to Radical Islam

The Failure of the Israeli Left and the Two-State Solution

Remi Kanazi

How Far is Too Far?

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

The Wasatia Movement - An Alternative to Radical Islam

Mohammed Dajani

Selling a Convenient Untruth

Sammy Eppel, Caracas, Venezuela

Migrants and H.I.V./AIDS in Asia

Vivian Chong Wei Wan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to End 'Islamophobia'

Tawfik Hamid

The Challenge of American and Arab Fundamentalism

Ghassan Rubeiz, Common Ground News Service

Letter: Kosovo and the Ahtisaari Plan

Engendering Peace and Democracy

Kamala Sarup

The Expansionist Role of Iran

Naheed S. Ali

When Politics Ails Health

Ben Shao

Bill Maher’s 'Towel Headed Hos'

Remi Kanazi

'La Republique' is a Woman, But Can a Woman Win the Presidency?

Anene Ejikeme

Letter: The V.T. Tragedy and the Mental Health System

Letter: The Truth About Colombia

In the Footsteps of Muhammad

Amien Wangsitalaja, The Common Ground News Service

Why Banning Incandescent Lightbulbs Isn’t a Bright Idea

Peter Glover

The Politics of Pragmatism

Remi Kanazi

A Cigarette for Your Life Story

Daniel Lehman, NYU Livewire

Letter: Help for the Hmong

Letter: Coups in Fiji

What Iraq Needs

Youssef Benali, Caroline Fawzy and Austin Richardson, The Common Ground News Service

Waging the War of Peace

Ted Khan R. Juanite, Mindanao, Philippines

Can a Poor Country Become Rich?

Kamala Sarup, Kathmandu, Nepal

Letter: Attack on Zimbabwe Opposition Leader

Letter: Sierra Leone's Government

Letter: Global Warming

Diamonds: Symbols Of Love or Symbols Of War?

Miriam Mannak, Cape Town, South Africa

No Mercy

All Roads Lead to Checkpoints

Remi Kanazi

Exchange Siachen Confrontation for Peace

Q. Isa Daudpota and Arshad H. Abbasi, Islamabad, Pakistan

Myanmar Wants Pipeline Through NE India

Letter: About Yemen

Colombia's Rejection of a Humanitarian Exchange

José María Rodríguez González

The Obscenity of Vancouver’s Olympic Games: Here Comes Frankenstein

Am Johal, Vancouver, Canada

Crime, South Africa and the 2010 World Cup

Miriam Mannak, Cape Town, South Africa

The Beginning of the End For Britain's 'Merchant Class'?

Bright Simons, Essex, U.K.

Letter: Iran and the Concession in the Persian Gulf

Letter: Senator Barack Obama

Letter: The Current State of Affairs in Poland

Letter: Mugabe 2010 Presidential Honeymoon May Backfire

Letter: Disasters in Indonesia

Muslims 'Get' Globalization, but Does It Get Them?

Mehmood Kazmi, The Common Ground News Service

Not Looking for Peace

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

Islamist NGOs an Integral Part of Muslim Societies

Azza Karam, The Common Ground News Service

The Aesthetics of Execution

Am Johal

Why Isn’t My Generation Protesting the War?

Jennifer Kramer, NYU Livewire

Blood Diamond Malaise

Roland Bankole Marke

More Than a Question of Semantics in Iraq

Bill Glucroft, Common Ground News Service

Chile: The Death of an Assassin

Tito Tricot

One Day of Peace in Sri Lanka

Jason Thomas, Melbourne, Australia

Terrorists Are Criminals, Not Muslim Activists

Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Common Ground News

Letter: Jaamat-e-Islami—Pakistani Womens' Friend of Foe?

Letter: Censorship in India

Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Can Deliver

Leila Hanafi, The Common Ground News Service

Sowing the Seeds for the Next War

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

Pakistan’s President Musharraf Walking a Tightrope

Rehan Rafay Jamil, The Common Ground News Service

Arab Feminists Speak Out on Women's Rights

Letters: The New Pacific Wall

Experiencing Insecurity

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

'And Did You Visit Any Terrorist Camps?'

Komail Aijazuddin, NYU Livewire

Is This the End of 'The European Idea'?


Letter: Sudanese Orphans

Letters: Guatemalan Adoptions

Letter: Iranian Political Prisoners

Letter: U.S.-Muslim World Relations

Letter: Turkey's Admission to the European Union

Letter: Iran Sanctions

Letter: World War II

Al Qaeda, Muslims are Infidels in Bush's 'Freedom Agenda'

Mohamed Al-Azaki, Sana'a, Yemen

Letter: Wind Energy

Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome in Lebanon

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

Letter: Problems with AirAsia

Letters: Gun Control in South Africa

Letter: Kenyan Orphans

Letter: Bird Flu Pandemic

Letter: Drought

Letter: Cuba in Transition

The Weak Link is the Lebanese Government

Manuela Paraipan, Bucharest, Romania

Assessment of the Situation in Lebanon Following UN Resolution 1701

The Lebanese Communist Party, August 12, 2006, Translated by Eric Mueller

Letter: Venezuelan Prisons

Can a Biased Media Prevent the Next World War?

Abukar Arman, Hilliard, OH

Letter: Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World

Letter: Hezbollah 'Kidnapping'

Looking in the Past

Manuela Paraipan, Timisoara, Romania

The Lemon Tree & Munich

Semih Minareci

Letter: H.I.V./AIDS

Letter: Population

Beautiful Madness

Am Johal, Haifa, Israel

Letter: Rudeness Study is Biased

Letter: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Letters: Rape in the Congo

Letter: On Zimbabwe Deportations

Leadership Brings Responsibility

Manuela Paraipan, Timisoara, Romania

Letters: The Price of Free Speech

The Existing Question

Remi Kanazi, New York City, NY

Diversity as an Instrument of Conflict

Manuela Paraipan, Timisoara, Romania

Why Amnesty Now?

Semih Minareci, Cordova, TN

Letter: African Leaders Were Not Alone in Committing Criminal Acts

America: Quo Vadis?

Michael Werbowski, Prague, Czech Republic

Call a Spade a Spade

Remi Kanazi, New York City, NY

Four Reasons to Think Before Acting on Iran

Mounir Ibrahim, Washington, DC

Overextended Empire: Can the U.S. Recover From the Era of 'Pax Republicana'?

Am Johal, Vancouver, Canada

"I love my country, but I hate the government."

Kanak Mani Dixit, Kathmandu, Nepal

Rachel’s Words Live On

Remi Kanazi, New York, NY

What is Wrong with the USA Today?

Theodore Anderson, Mount Vernon, WA

US Media Bias: Covering Israel/Palestine

Remi Kanazi, New York, NY

The Lobby Made Me Do It

Erik Schechter, Tel Aviv, Israel

Letter: A Catholic Priest Advocates for Illegal Immigrants

A Message of Hope from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Larry Rich, Israel

Letter: Racial Discrimination in Malaysia

Letters: Yemen and India

Letters: Nicola Calipari, Mexican President Fox, and John Negroponte

Letters: On Gitmo, Chavez, and War

Letters: On Africa and Chomsky