Opinions & Editorials
January 21, 2015
The Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria was an act of cowardice by the Jewish state. Hezbollah retaliating, however, would be giving Israel the attention it wants.
January 18, 2015
Muslims have used images and depictions of idols for centuries. Why all the ruckus following the Charlie Hebdo attacks?
January 15, 2015
Acclaimed author Robert Risk traced the recent Paris attack back to Algeria in 1954, dissecting the countries colonial history to give insight to this modern tragedy.
January 14, 2015
In Egypt, indicators of public opinion suggest large chunks of the population came to view their rulers with suspicion over the last two decades. But it appears this has changed since the election of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last summer via a clear landslide and a massive tide of popularity firmly behind him.
January 11, 2015
Fear mongering keeps leaders in power, in democracies as well as in authoritarianism. They make statements to please Western backers or domestic audiences. They all call what they do “the fight against terrorism.” Nothing could be further from the truth, writes Victor Argo.
January 8, 2015
Does radical Islam pose a greater threat to Germany's Muslim population than the country's extreme right? Author suggests that a few bad apples spoiled the whole barrel as thousands of Germans protest the supposed "Islamization" of the country.
January 7, 2015
Muslims have always been advised to boycott visiting the third most holiest site in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque. A move from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, however, to encourage Muslims to visit Jerusalem is a step forward for peace.
January 5, 2015
On the surface, Turkey appears to have taken harsh measures against Daesh militants across the border in Syria, but the radical group has done an excessive amount of unrepairable damage to the country and there is no turning back.
December 31, 2014
After the Palestinian Authority's defeat of the statehood bid at the United Nations Security Council what will the next move be for Mahmoud Abbas?
December 29, 2014
COGAT, a unit of the Defense Ministry, is responsible for “implementing government policy in Judea and Samaria.” But COGAT not only “implements,” it also makes policy. And, as separate, independent military-legal administration, it is virtually unaccountable to anyone except the defense minister and the prime minister.
December 24, 2014
While media in the Middle East is influential and can to some extent take sides, it doesn't hold as much power and control as people think.
December 22, 2014
Egyptian relations with the Gulf states, especially Qatar, are essential to regional stability.
December 18, 2014
When frustrated street vendor Mohammad Bouazizi set himself alight, his actions made way for the Arab Spring. Four years on, was it worth it? Definitely.
December 16, 2014
Man Haron Monis was many things. A sexual harasser, accessory to the murder of his wife and also guilty of sending threatening letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers. But, was he a terrorist?
December 10, 2014
Un's Envoy for Syria's proposal to “freeze” the fighting in northern Syria before moving on to a political solution to the crisis as a whole may be the only realistic plan available, though it is likely to anger the Syrian opposition that participated in the Geneva I and II conferences in the hope of reaching a solution based on replacing Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.