Had King been alive today, he would be leading the fight for a Palestinian State.
Obama remains trapped. On the one hand, he is harassed by his own doubts and those of many of his aides, including important voices in the Pentagon, advising on the risks of American involvement in the conflict in Syria. However, on the other hand, for two and a half years an unsustainable pressure has been building [Read more]
Even the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize could have a threshold of tolerance — and the moral duty to act.
<i>He's without a vision for the Middle East: President Obama decides on a case-by-case basis where and when America can afford to be idealistic and where it cannot. Syria is an example of how such pocket change policies can come back to bite. His timid approach is the reason he is often accused of weakness. [Read more]
The intervention that the U.S. and its French and British allies are considering is morally and politically justified.
<i>New Jersey becomes the second state, after California, to ban such treatments in minors. Its defenders appeal for freedom of speech.</i>
A California appeals court ruled this past Thursday that the law passed by this state in September 2012, banning therapies to cure homosexuality in minors, is constitutional. This [Read more]
All the usual signs point to an inevitable and imminent strike against Syria, with Washington heading a new "coalition of the willing" — not to be confused with multilateralism. Although every case is unique and there are many examples of the human capacity for making the same mistake again and again, it is worth [Read more]
One has to conclude that the U.S. is lacking a clear strategy, which means that Washington is constantly being caught off guard by new developments and then struggles desperately to get a grip on them.
There is an argument that the United States, through its aid of $1.3 billion per year to Egypt, maintains influence over that country’s military. Some also say that this money favors peace between the Egyptians and the Israelis. But these two arguments do not hold up anymore.
Both the Obama administration and the [Read more]