Sarah Browning writes about how poets have used their distinctive voices to protest war, from the 5th century BC to the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
At the UN, George W. Bush praised democracy and diplomacy in the Middle East. Stephen Zunes gives you the real story.
Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.
Poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa won't come through a quick fix.
Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Heres one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before its too late.
The White House promised a nonpolitical speech on 9/11. So why was the president talking about Iraq?
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With a shaky UN-brokered ceasefire in place, Syrians still grapple with the persistent insecurity facing their country's war-weary borders and the growing refugee problem.
Talking Points for the Time-Crunched
The war in Lebanon was only the latest mirage to transfix the Middle East. To avoid catastrophe, the United States must dispense with the illusions that helped propel that war.