Opinions & Editorials
December 8, 2014
Attempts to rescue hostages are a noble feat, but when they fail, do they do more harm than good?
December 4, 2014
The erstwhile Iranian Empire and later on the Islamic Republic of Iran has the most controversial nuclear program in the world.
December 2, 2014
Questions about the recent release of a Lebanese soldier being held captive by al Nusra Front highlights the complicated relationship between Hezbollah and the Lebanese government.
November 30, 2014
The reality has shown that national unity is the only option in confronting ISIS and that the national armed forces represent the living embodiment of social unity.
November 26, 2014
The plight of Syrian refugees in Greece illustrates just how serious a regional problem the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have become.
November 24, 2014
The government's lack of seriousness in working with the opposition to implement reform, and the continued harassment of opposition groups and activists, paves nothing but a blurry path to democratic change.
November 19, 2014
Israel's practice of demolishing houses as a form of punishment is disproportional and only fans the flames of hatred and violence.
November 17, 2014
Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state on Thursday becoming the first major European country to do so. Ambassador Rietz shares her thoughts.
November 13, 2014
Events in Yemen have turned out for the worst in a civil war between Houthis and Al Qaeda. The UN and Arab nations must act fast in order to avoid further bloodshed.
November 11, 2014
Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.
November 9, 2014
No one saw ISIL coming. Over the past few months, ISIL militants have managed to seize land the size of Great Britain across Iraq and Syria. Clearly, this terrorist group needs stopped. Sending more US soldiers into Iraq isn't the answer.
November 4, 2014
The internet is a major recruiting tool for terrorist organizations like ISIL. Should the West or online giants like Google and Twitter do more to stop their propaganda?
November 2, 2014
While international organizations use diplomatic language such as "sustainable political solutions", this tone won't help us defeat the Islamic State. Less words, more action?
October 29, 2014
Is it time to make the most of the anti-IS sentiment across Lebanon? According to a recent report, around one percent of the country's Sunni population supports IS and it's not just terrorism that's to blame.
October 21, 2014
Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the rise of the Islamic State, the most recent Gaza offensive, and US policy in the region.