Issues / Human Rights
Democracy might not be for everyone, but, like Americans, the Middle East just wants to be free.
The administration needs to face its inability to achieve regime change in Syria and the destruction of the Islamic State.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The efforts of the U.S. and Iraq to extract the Islamic State have left Ramadi uninhabitable.
In its failure to prosecute bona fide war criminals, the Obama administration has left the door open for all manner of rights abusers to succeed it.
One goal of Saudi Arabia’s recent mass executions, including a prominent Shiite cleric, was to goad Iran into over-reacting.
In one fell swoop, President Obama could erase the stain of Guantanamo and make major headway on normalization with Cuba.
In the United States, a common manifestation of Islamophobia is an adverse reaction to the Arabic language.
By raising sectarian temperatures throughout the Middle East, the Saudis risk escalating the unaffordable proxy wars they’ve already bogged themselves down in.
The eternal dilemma of prosecuting war criminals is that they are usually charged and tried by the victors.