Israel Tests Obama -- Again by Nadia Hijab
Violating international law and the United States-Israel 1951 Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation, Israel is refusing entry of some Americans if they have visited ‘Palestine’. Meanwhile, Israel continues to take as much Palestinian land -- with as few of the Palestinian people -- as possible.
Talk to Hamas by Rami G. Khouri
Is it important for Israel and the United States to sit down with Hamas and talk business? Yes, it is.
The Afghan Elections have Changed Nothing by Patrick Seale
It is by no means self-evident that young Western men and women should go to their death in Afghanistan in order to impose a Western model of society on a population that -- in its vast majority -- wants none of it.
Rio’s Police: No One Loves You But Your Dog by Raphael Gomide (Le Monde diplomatique)
Rio de Janeiro’s military police have a record of brutality and corruption. One Brazilian journalist went undercover to report on this culture of violence.
Erdogan Puts Turkey on the Move by Patrick Seale
Whether it is handling the Kurdish question, trade with Iraq, internal security, or other issues, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working hard in many arenas, offering Turkey's leadership in the region, and enhancing life for the Turks.
Incrementalism to Nowhere by Rami G. Khouri
Hosni Mubarak has sat in the White House for almost three decades stating that progress is being made towards a negotiated peace, and every time we sit through this spectacle it becomes less convincing, even just a little bit more childish.
Tehran Journal by Laleh Azadi
This government is afraid of its own people and for the first time since the revolution there is protest and dissent on every level of society. We know how to keep these dreams incubated waiting to emerge again when the time is right.