US Complicity in Israel’s Violations of International Law

Last week I addressed a United Nations Security Council meeting on "Israeli Settlements." Because I knew other speakers, experts and diplomats, would address the illegality...

Algerian Uprising’s Regional Repercussions

On May 9, Algeria's authorities arrested Louisa Hanoune and charged her with "conspiracy against the state" and "undermining the military." Hanoune is not involved...

Google bans Press TV – What’s next?

What? On April 19, 2019 (the date of the original Patriots' Day in New England), American tech giant Google disabled the accounts of Press TV,...

Justice Prevailed

On May 9th, 2019, a jury in US District Court for Washington, DC found a former US diplomat guilty on 14 counts of threatening...

The African Union: What the civilian population expect

It is not an exaggeration for one to say that the civilian population of our beautiful continent is sick and tired over the inaction...

Why Are These Facts So Stubbornly Forbidden?

Like you, I've had countless experiences of pointing out a new fact to someone, and seeing them acknowledge it and incorporate it into their...

Biden Likes Republicans So Much Because He’s So Much Like Them

Recent criticism of Joe Biden for praising Dick Cheney as "a decent man" and Mike Pence as "a decent guy" merely scratches the surface...

Self-determination: An Inescapable Principle of Kashmir Dispute

The concept of self-determination is a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights. It is the idea of government by the...

Playing 20 Questions to Figure Out the “Deal of the Century”

I believe that it was Henry Kissinger who described his approach to running Arab-Israeli negotiations as creating the illusion of momentum to compensate for...

Muslim Parties Must be Included in Arab Spring Reform

The leaders of the protests in Sudan and Algeria are aware that ending their old regimes does not mean the end of political Islam....

Trying to make sense of the Sri Lankan Tragedy

Thanks to the state and non-state actors, our world is increasingly becoming insecure and unsafe for ordinary civilians.  No place is safe and secure...

Trump’s Rogue Leadership Has Declared War On International Laws

If America's standing in the globe as the "leader of the free world" has been on shaky grounds following its disastrous wars post-9/11, US...

Why So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign

They don't get it. Mainstream journalists routinely ignore the essential core of the Bernie 2020 campaign. As far as they're concerned, when Bernie Sanders talks...

Western Hubris and Double Standards

Hypocrisy is not the exclusive preserve of Western regimes but they are master practitioners of this evil craft. That explains why Western hypocrisy is...

The Coming of Age of the Black Muslims of South Africa:...

Black Muslims from all corners of South Africa converged in Fordsburg at the Palm Continental Hotel in Johannesburg from the 19th-21st of April 2019,...

Terror attacks in Sri Lanka a lesson for South Africa

A series of bomb blasts ripped through the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, killing about 300 people and injuring 500, shattering ten years of calm...

Bringing Light to the Darkness

Daily, we are inundated by a numbing and dizzying array of outrageous horrors and painful tragedies occurring both here at home and abroad. There...

Joe Biden: Puffery vs. Reality

Let's be blunt: As a supposed friend of American workers, Joe Biden is a phony. And now that he's running for president, Biden's huge...

Why I’m Glad Netanyahu Won

I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain: As the election developed,...

Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

State building takes decades not years. It is easier to topple dictators than regimes, and it is faster to change regimes than ideas. Protestors...