Issues / War & Peace
Instead of forging forward on a new path, the U.S. thrust has been to join an Israeli character assassination of elected Palestinian President Yaser Arafat.
Sam and Leila Bahour offer a candid look at the Palestinian psyche
Most of the actions needed to make this conviction a reality are the same issues that are being called for by Palestinians themselves, the establishment of rule of law, accountability of decisionmaking, and collective leadership--in other words, concrete
There has been increasing attention on Yemen as the possible next major focus in the U.S. campaign against terrorism.
The U.S government's announced intention to broaden the war on terrorism beyond Afghanistan has triggered growing concern that other important U.S. foreign policy goals and principles will be subordinated in the process.
It might be time for Israel to confess to its true intentions in the Palestinian territories.
A creative discourse of care and concern must emerge from the international community. Ordinary Afghans, those who have lived through twenty years of war and have remained relevant to current realities, must have an opportunity to determine their future.
Afghanistan's complex and violent tribal and ethnic politics has swallowed up great powers before. It remains to be seen whether the United States will become the next victim.
To reach its public diplomacy goals, the U.S. will need to master the tools of intercultural and public communication.
Some new policies resemble extremism more than the values our country was founded upon.