Opinion

Can Empathy Be Learned?

Current psychological sciences seem to be focusing more and more on neurology rather than psychiatry to understand human behavior.

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February 6, 2014

What Studying the Prophet (s) Taught Me About Islam

Studying the Prophet’s (s) life has not just taught me invaluable lessons about the fundamental principles of Islam but life itself

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February 6, 2014

U.S. ‘Dismantling’ Rhetoric Ignores Iran’s Nuclear Proposals

Tehran must “dismantle” some of its nuclear program?

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January 30, 2014

Bringing Edward Snowden to Trial Could Be the Embarrassment of the Century

There’s little doubt that if the Obama administration ever managed to bring NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden before a jury on American soil, the unfolding drama would quickly become the trial of the new century

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January 30, 2014

Clash of Titans

This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans.

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January 30, 2014

Iran Breakthrough a Triumph for Pragmatists and a Defeat for the Warmongers

The implementation of the Iran accord Monday signaled a modest but still important sea change in that country’s relationship with the world.

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January 23, 2014

Making Things Worse in the Middle East

Over the past few months, the Middle East has become an even more violent place than usual.

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January 23, 2014

Iran’s International Position Hinges on Geneva II

Iran’s refusal to agree to terms that would grant it acceptance into the Geneva II summit is just the latest in a series of episodes that will determine Iran’s place in the international community.

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January 23, 2014

Economic Inequality Poses Major Risks to Human Progress, Says Report

Oxfam says that critical measures must be taken to curb excessive wealth disparity.

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January 23, 2014

The Return of Al-Qaeda

How did al-Qaeda, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat?

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January 23, 2014

Blank Check: Iran War

By Patrick J. Buchanan Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks to journalists during a news conference in New York September 27, 2013. New Iranian President Rouhani said on Friday he wanted talks with major powers on Iran’s nuclear program to yield results in a short period of time and that the improved mood in U.S.-Iranian relations […]

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January 23, 2014

Why the US Wants To Stay In Afghanistan

The U.S. is supposed to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by the end of this new year.

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January 16, 2014

The Last Gasp of American Democracy

The state’s wholesale intrusion into our lives and obliteration of privacy are now facts…

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January 9, 2014

Analysis: Struggle For Resources At Root Of Central Africa Religious Violence

Mariam watched in horror as militiamen burst through the gate of her home in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui and demanded her husband say whether he was Muslim. When he said yes, they shot him dead.
“They killed him just like that in front of our child…”

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January 2, 2014

Open Todashev Letter to President Obama

Abdulbaki Todashev, representing the interests of his son – Ibragim Todashev Dear Mr. President, Abdulbaki Todashev I am writing to you being dictated by the call of my soul and the unalleviated pain of a father whose son was ruthlessly killed. I am not asking you to share my pain but I am asking you, […]

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January 2, 2014

Analysis: Domestic Concerns Drive Oman’s Foreign Policy

Traditionally reticent Oman has become unusually assertive in opposing a Saudi plan for Gulf Arab states to close ranks against Iran

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December 26, 2013

Is the Peace Process as Frozen as the Weather?

It has been snowing in Jerusalem for the past 3 days. More snow has mounted up than I can remember in my 34 years of living in this city! …

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December 19, 2013

Economic Instability in Pakistan

Pakistan is experiencing the worst economic crisis and the continuing downturn has worsened in recent years.

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December 19, 2013

Modi Will Not Be the Next Prime Minister of India

The latest assembly elections in five Indian states do not offer good sign for Narendar Modi of the Bhartiya Janata Party, the Prime Ministerial aspirant of India even though his party has been given the mandate to run

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December 12, 2013

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