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Forgotten Captive: The Most Famous Political Prisoner In Iran
Nov 29, 2012
I visited him in 2005 at his home in northern Tehran, facing the Alborz Mountains. He is the longest held prisoner of Iran, sometimes referred to as the Iranian Mandela.He was on a leave of absence, which is part of...
Obama vs. Romney: Top 5 Foreign Policy Differences
Oct 22, 2012
In a presidential election that was supposed to be all about the economy, global events have turned the spotlight on foreign policy just weeks before Election Day. The killing of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, concern over Iran's...
Presidential Debates Ignore Other Big Ticket Items
Oct 14, 2012
When the presidential debate dust finally settles, President Obama and GOP Presidential foe Mitt Romney will have spent a grand total of four and one half hours battering each other on who can do the best or worst job on...
Salman Rushdie to Sam Bacile: The Age of Outrage-ism
Sep 20, 2012
A mysterious man in California hires a soft porn director and tricks some low-rent actors into making a trashy movie about the Prophet Muhammad.Now an Iranian foundation ups the price on Salman Rushdie's head saying that if he had been...
Eye on Arab Media: Anger Toward U.S. Widespread Before Anti-Islam Film
Sep 19, 2012
Editor’s Note: NAM Arab media monitor Jalal Ghazi, who is a Jerusalem-based journalist, culled the Arab media and highlights how journalists and commentators viewed the recent riots and violence that killed four Americans, and the political fallout from the events.Arab...
Obama’s Fleeting Cairo Moment
Sep 17, 2012
In April 1980, a U.S. helicopter crashed into a transport plane in the Iranian desert, sealing the fate of a rescue mission ordered by President Jimmy Carter to save 53 American hostages in Tehran. The debacle that was Operation Eagle...
A World of Impostors
Sep 16, 2012
 SAN FRANCISCO--The week that brought real tragedy--the death of Americans and others in faraway places--also brought forward a parade of impostors. Foremost among them was a man in Southern California named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an ex-con and an Egyptian Coptic...
On 9/11 Anniversary, La Opinión Looks Beyond Osama bin Laden
Sep 11, 2012
On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, an editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión argues that the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the attack that left more than 3,000 dead, was "the most...
In 2012 Race, 'Pretending' Afghanistan Never Happened
Sep 01, 2012
Ed. Note: Four years ago, Afghanistan was at the forefront of debate in the race for the White House. This year, neither candidate appears willing to make more than a passing reference to what has become America’s longest war on...
Atrocity in Syria and the Globalization of Callous Disregard
Aug 30, 2012
It was once reasoned that in a globalized world of instant communication, no willful cruelty would go unnoticed or its perpetrators left unpunished. Yet as the “Arab Spring” continues to blossom amid the blood of the innocent, the prevailing attitude...
Romney’s Policy on Latin America: Not Much to Look At
Aug 23, 2012
GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has amassed a collection of headlines impugning his foreign policy credentials since his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) convention and overseas trip. This publicity he has received all too characteristically crops Latin...
Mitt Romney’s Jerusalem Speech Panders to the Right-Wing
Jul 30, 2012
Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech to the Jerusalem Foundation in Israel on Sunday qualified him to be President—of Israel. His observations were as remarkable for what he didn’t say as for what he did. They could have been written by...
Chicken Is the New Food Porn in Iran
Jul 25, 2012
The world continues to keep a wary eye on Iran’s nuclear program, in nearby Syria the pro-Iranian government of Bashir al-Assad is on the brink of collapse and Tel Aviv accuses Tehran of being behind the fatal suicide bombing of...
Colorado Shootings: The Dangerous Pursuit of the Meaningless
Jul 20, 2012
In what has become an annual rite, I do my best to ignore the summer deluge of “superhero movies” and all the attendant hype. As someone who has dedicated his life to the love and study of cinema, I find...
The Empire Returns: U.S. in Southeast Asia
Jul 17, 2012
The headline from Bloomberg was a bleep in last month’s news cycle: “Cam Ranh Bay Lures Panetta Seeking Return To Vietnam Port.” But that bleep has become something of a Yellow Alert in Southeast Asia, with this new headline—“Clinton Landmark...
Multicultural Boomer Power Flexes Creative Business Muscle in Silicon Valley
Jul 10, 2012
  Photo: Rajiv Mehta has created an iPhone app, Tonic, that keeps track of all of a patient’s medications and wellness activities. (Richard Springer/India West) SANTA CLARA, Calif.—HyloMimetics, a start-up developing technology to impede cartilage degradation, thus obviating the need...
Bo Xilai's "Tiger" Generals Take Warrior Path of Japan’s Imperial Officers
Apr 26, 2012
The Beijing leadership circle -- now that the power bid by ousted Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has been quelled -- is trying to tamp down the controversy and align all factions toward the coming leadership transition. Although Bo's wings...
Nuclear Scenario Belies Iran-Saudi Relationship
Mar 15, 2012
 To listen to politicians and pundits in Washington, Iran and Saudi Arabia are on the verge of war. Conventional wisdom in Washington claims the reason is Iran’s “nuclear weapons program,” viewed as a “threat” by leaders in both Tel Aviv...
Sikh Family Receives Death Threat Again
Mar 07, 2012
When a Sikh family in Sterling, Va., received a death threat in the form of a letter addressed to “Turban family,” on February 28, it was not the family’s first experience with religiously motivated threats to their safety. They had...

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