Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The New Testament is like the PG-13 version of the life and teachings of the historical Jesus.
A poem for Gaza.
How the Obama administration can make good on its stated preference for diplomacy over war.
Without disarmament our nuclear nightmares may become realities -- but there is still time to avoid disaster.
Iraq's problems are in large part the result of recent disasters--like the U.S. invasion and the Syrian civil war--not ancient grievances.
However vindictive and mule-headed, Prime Minister Maliki doesn’t deserve all the blame for the success of ISIS in Iraq.
The deaths of three Israeli teens is an immense tragedy, but not a justification for collective punishment and violence against innocent Palestinians.
Were Christ and his followers early jihadists?
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.