Regardless of his name and his 11th-hour pledge of allegiance, [Omar Mateen] belongs to a deeply entrenched (and rather shocking) history of American violence committed against citizens in public places.
The most astonishing variable of this campaign season is that young women, just like Sanders and Trump, are against the established two-party system and the political election games that Hillary Clinton is trying to force upon them, despite her own shortcomings and known associations.
Despite the executive order issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the beginning of this month, which demanded the withdrawal of investments from companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, this step does not reflect the general policy of the United States. There is a transformation in [Read more]
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia failed to read what was coming from the West, just like it failed to understand the outcomes of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1.* So Riyadh has found itself in the middle of a very complicated equation that is shrouded in foreign and domestic “fog.” At the forefront is [Read more]
The promises in the political rhetoric (of all the candidates) suppose a new political strategy, especially since about $8 trillion of the debt is held abroad, and most of it is the hands of nations deemed hostile or unfriendly to America.
After the liberation of Palmyra, maybe the regime will accuse the Islamic State group of being responsible for all the atrocities and crimes.
This U.S. position cannot be described as anything other than surprising and puzzling, and it sums up Washington’s blundering vision for our region observed over the last seven years.
This year, the American University of Beirut marks the 150th anniversary of its existence. I was a witness to the last third of its history in my high school days, before I moved to the English school, and then I came back to receive my bachelor's and master's degrees from it.
Those were the best days of my life. [Read more]