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Preemptive War

Fifteen Years Later

Over the next few weeks, I want to take a look back to February and March of 2003, to those fateful days leading up...
Saint Petersburg - Russia

Mueller Indictment of the Russians

On Friday (February 16, 2018) a federal grand jury in Washington DC indicted 13 Russian nationals and a Kremlin-linked internet firm (Internet Research Agency) on charges...
Almond Tree - Flower Of The Almond Tree - Mediterranean

Pity the Almond Tree

PITY THE almond tree, especially when it is in full bloom. The bloom of the almond is, in German, Mandelblüt. That is also the name...
Plant-Pot of United States Flags

Our Political Dysfunction Has Turned Us Inward and That’s a Recipe for Disasters Ahead

Domestic American politics have become so cripplingly partisan that Congress can't pass a long-term spending bill or deal the critical issues like immigration reform,...
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Colonade III

The Muslim World towards Unthinkable Clash of Reason

"Muslims are numerous but powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shiites, have consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of...
Nohata area

Kashmir: Nehru to Modi – What’s Changed?

Generations of Kashmir's population have waited in vain for an end to India's brutal military occupation and to celebrate their independence - finally as...
Ashkenazi Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews

What the hell am I?

An Israeli? A Jew? A peace activist? A Journalist? An author? An ex-combat soldier in the Israeli army? An ex-terrorist? A…? All of these and...
Black History Month Book Display

Black History Month: Recognizing Black Contributions and Atoning for Our Past

This is Black history month, an important time to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to the history of the United States...
Jabalia 41

A 14-year-old girl forced alone and at night into the Gaza cage. Another routine...

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli...
Bunia - Ituri Province - DR Congo: MONUSCO Guatemala and Bangladesh Contingents ready to confront illegal armed groups

Congo: Drifting into Dangerous Waters

You have to admire Joseph Kabila's cheek, if nothing else. On Saturday, at his first press conference in seven years, the long-serving president of...