Netanyahu's Mysterious Moscow Visit by Patrick Seale
What is the political background to the secret visit which Benyamin Netanyahu paid to Moscow on Monday, 7 September? Did Netanyahu go to Moscow to secure the release of a Mossad team that had taken a Russian freighter?
The World and Pittsburgh by John Nichols (The Nation)
At the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, activists will push the United States to back proposals to regulate CEO compensation and require corporate responsibility.
Sinking the Goldstone Report by Nadia Hijab
The UN's Goldstone Report is painstakingly even-handed. It finds evidence of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity not just against Israel but also against Palestinian armed groups.
Going All the Way with Iran by Rami G. Khouri
It would be a tragic wasted opportunity for the United States now to enter into talks with Iran using the same old approaches.
U.S. Internal Politics and its Military Interventions by Immanuel Wallerstein
The Afghanistan War will go the way of the Vietnam War. Only the outcome for the United States will be worse, because there is no cohesive, rational opposing group to whom to lose the war -- one that will allow U.S. helicopters to withdraw the troops without shooting at them.
Women in Trousers, Torture, and a Compassionate, Merciful God by Nadia Hijab
Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein’s courage in challenging the absurdity of her trial, sentencing, and imprisonment for wearing trousers has spotlighted the penal codes still in force in many Arab and Muslim states.
Thoughts While Flying to New York on September 11, 2009 by Rami G. Khouri
A moment to consider whether the “global war on terror” since late 2001 has achieved its aims, made the United States and the world safer, and reduced the number and capabilities of terror organizations around the world.