Opinions & Editorials

October 21, 2014

Chomsky believes an alternative to U.S. airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria would be appealing to the UN Security Council. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the rise of the Islamic State, the most recent Gaza offensive, and US policy in the region.

October 13, 2014

The U.S. has a unique opportunity to help Palestinians if it would only stand up to Israel. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

The U.S. must stand firm on issues like illegal Israeli settlements if it truly wants to help Palestinians.

October 8, 2014

Houthis took control of Sanaa last month. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

Are Yemen's Houthis staging a legitimate revolution or simply pillaging and plundering Yemen's populous capital?

October 6, 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi named himself the caliph of the Islamic State this summer. (Photo courtesy of Sipa Press)
08:16 GMT

The rise of the Islamic State and their brand of extreme Islam has caused some Muslims to re-examine their religion and ponder reforms.

October 1, 2014

Along with his visual aid, Netanyahu didn't have much to go by during the annual UN General Assembly (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said some absurd things in the past but when he compared Iran and Hamas to ISIS, it was a sign that he is out of touch.

In his first year as president, Hassan Rouhani has shown he is a skillful navigator in Iran's rough political seas. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
08:57 GMT

In his first year as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani has proved himself a capable operator, carrying forward an agenda of renewed diplomacy and tighter economic management. His domestic opponents, however, are far from impressed and far from defeated.

September 30, 2014

The U.S. must either stand up to Israel or become merely an observer in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

The path to peace must be reconfigured in order to establish lasting trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

September 16, 2014

The recent war damaged or destroyed nearly 17,000 houses. (AFP/File)
20:22 GMT

Now that the war has stopped, Gazans must work to rebuild their homes.

September 8, 2014

Thousands of Bosnian Muslim women were raped by Serbs during the Bosnian war. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The international community was slow to respond to the genocide happening in Bosnia in the 90s. Did the world's botched response lead to the rise of Islamic extremism today?

September 2, 2014

The latest appropriation of Palestinian land is one of the largest in history. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

The latest illegal land grab by the Israelis shrinks Palestine even further and causes many to doubt that there will ever be a free Palestine.

September 1, 2014

A newly trained Iraqi army could help the region defeat Islamic State militants. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

Sunni muslims must lead the fight against the militants in the Islamic State.

August 31, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Mosul (File/AFP)
12:10 GMT

America doesn't fully understand what is going on in Iraq. If Vice President Joe Biden did, he would not be advocating for three federal states - Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish in the country.

August 27, 2014

Mass poverty and poor living conditions have perhaps contributed to the rise of the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

The best way to stop the Islamic State is to put an end to policies in the Middle East that demean the Arab population and prevent them from achieving their full human potential.

August 24, 2014

Reyaad Khan (left), Nasser Muthana (center), and Abdul Raqib Amin - all British citizens, appeared in an ISIS video, alarming UK authorities of home-grown terrorists (Image: YouTube/AlHayat)
07:08 GMT

With the likelihood of more Brits joining extremist groups, borders surrounding Iraq and Syria have to be watched closely by the international community. It's the only way to stop ISIS.

August 21, 2014

ISIS extremists have grown stronger and more powerful in recent weeks across Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Round-the-clock news coverage of ISIS brutality makes one thing clear; this extremist group needs to be stopped. With the beheading of a U.S. journalist to add to that list, will Obama notice?