Issues / Human Rights
Palestine, centrally significant to the Arab world, stands every chance of being the locus of the democracy movement.
Did Navy SEALs "assassinate," "murder," or "kill" Osama bin Laden?
NATO is shirking "Responsibility to Protect" in favor of regime change in Libya.
Behind the scenes, deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali's old security network is still a force to contend with.
Democratic protests have nearly dislodged the autocratic leader of Yemen, yet the Obama administration has yet to commit fully to a post-Saleh era.
The plight of Guantanamo detainees is in jeopardy of being eclipsed and rationalized by Osama bin Laden's death.
The protests in Syria are encouraging, but Bashar al-Assad will pull out all the stops before he leaves voluntarily.
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus lost his appeal to continue as chief of the pioneering microcredit institution he founded.
Ironically, relaxing the rules for a troubled young Guantanamo detainee facilitated his suicide.
Without an Arab Voltaire it is difficult to see how the Arab world can escape the cycle of authoritarianism.