Opinions & Editorials
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.
October 13, 2014
The U.S. must stand firm on issues like illegal Israeli settlements if it truly wants to help Palestinians.
October 8, 2014
Are Yemen's Houthis staging a legitimate revolution or simply pillaging and plundering Yemen's populous capital?
October 6, 2014
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
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 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 path to peace must be reconfigured in order to establish lasting trust between Israelis and Palestinians.