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The vicious cycle gets worse for the Israelis and Palestinians

This newest outbreak of violence comes at a dangerous moment of impotent leadership and diplomatic dead ends.

Republicans care more about tribal loyalty than conservative principles

The Republican Party has given up on ideas.

The United Nations doesn’t practice the democracy it preaches

This year’s election for U.N. secretary general is anything but fair.

Israelis and Palestinians can’t go on like this. Weep for us.

Weep for this place in the season of wildflowers when it should be beautiful, weep for the dead and the living, weep for God who can’t get us to stop, weep for humanity.

What we’re seeing now is just the latest chapter in Israel’s dispossession of the Palestinians

Israel keeps taking, and the United States keeps helping it.
  • 14 hours ago

The mystery attacks on Americans must be solved

It is time for agencies to join forces.

Why were Canadian commentators so wrong about the covid-19 crisis?

At best, pundits seem most comfortable blaming “the system,” broadly understood, and the mediocrities imagined to be running it.

Mitt Romney: We can’t look away from China’s existential threat

Warning signs are also flashing on climate and deficit spending. Will Americans pay attention?
  • 22 hours ago

Here’s how to ensure Afghan women are protected after the U.S. withdrawal

Women must not be dragged back to the horror and oppression that they previously endured at the hands of the Taliban.
  • 1 day ago

If U.S. museums say Black Lives Matter, then they should return Africa’s stolen art

Alas, much less attention has been paid to the responsibility of U.S. institutions that choose to keep objects that were looted from African countries.

Don’t believe the wild rumors on the Iran talks. Here’s the real story.

Top Biden officials are proceeding with extreme caution.

So much for the Abraham Accords. Trump made things worse in the Middle East.

The latest conflict between Israelis and Palestinians reveals the shortcomings of Trump's foreign policy.

Middle East countries are learning to ‘build back better’

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iraq and other nations seem to have learned the limits of military power.

An ISIS torturer was complicit in genocide. The U.S. is making it hard to bring her to justice.

The United States used to prosecute international crimes against humanity. Why did it stop?
  • 2 days ago

New Israeli-Palestinian fighting serves political agendas on both sides

Before there can be an Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough, the two peoples must undertake a political renovation.

German Catholic priests blessing same-sex marriages may be on to something divine

The Vatican has come out against the practice. What would the Almighty say? Surely only God can know.

A Myanmar poet didn’t want to be a martyr. His death is a loss for humanity.

“They shoot in the head,” wrote Khet Thi, “but they don’t know revolution is in the heart.”

Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project

When will the world open its eyes to this injustice and respond appropriately?
  • 3 days ago

A slaughter at a girls’ school may foretell Afghanistan’s future

Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces has so far brought about a rapid and ominous deterioration.
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Erdogan’s insane canal project is set to trigger the biggest fight in Turkish politics

The president seems determined to push ahead despite deepening opposition.
  • Apr 15

The U.S. and Europe must be ready to stand up to any Russian aggression in Ukraine

Putin must understand there will be severe consequences if there’s further aggression against Ukraine.
  • Apr 13

I lost my father to covid-19 — along with my faith in India’s government to protect our people

How much more heartbreak, death and lies from the government can my country endure during this pandemic?
  • May 5

The vicious cycle gets worse for the Israelis and Palestinians

This newest outbreak of violence comes at a dangerous moment of impotent leadership and diplomatic dead ends.
  • 10 hours ago

Don’t believe the wild rumors on the Iran talks. Here’s the real story.

Top Biden officials are proceeding with extreme caution.
  • 1 day ago

The United Nations doesn’t practice the democracy it preaches

This year’s election for U.N. secretary general is anything but fair.
  • 11 hours ago

The mystery attacks on Americans must be solved

It is time for agencies to join forces.
  • 14 hours ago
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