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The recent war in Gaza was also waged online, but with an important difference: People were talking to each other and sometimes even listening.
Iranian poet Farideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi faces down fear of war with a poem that explores the difference between coming to her home as a visitor and coming to her home as a soldier.
Despite some hopeful movement on Middle East issues, the new administration is still lavishing military aid on Israel and, by extension, the U.S. defense industry.
The Obama administration has a new open-hand global policy. Will it work?
The war in Afghanistan is taking its toll on the hearts and minds of civilians and soldiers.
Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the Obama administration's approach to multilateralism at the Munich security conference. Are Europeans buying it?
Iran isn't fundamentally anti-American. Now is the time to build a new relationship.
This month's provincial elections reaffirm Iraqis' national identity, signal rejection of outside influence.
The United States should call on Saudi Arabia to push the Taliban and other fundamentalists in a more moderate direction.
The bloodshed in Gaza was a testing ground for dangerous hypotheses about far greater global political issues.