“Fake News” a Growing New Threat to Press Freedom

by Thalif Deen When a Malaysian politician of a bygone era was asked about the “leading newspapers” in his country, he shot back: “We don’t have any leading newspapers in our country because all our newspapers are misleading.” But that… Continue Reading  

The Rohingya, R2P, and Civilian Protection

by Corrie Hulse Imagine being forced to flee your home because the military is attacking and killing your neighbors, burning down your village, and raping and abducting your wife and children. You want to turn to your government for help,… Continue Reading  

Alt Facts in Hebron

by Mitchell Plitnick It is very dangerous for policy to be based on alternative facts, and even alternative realities. Whether the policymakers believe the alternative realities or merely weave a fabric of falsehoods to build political support for their decisions,… Continue Reading  

Nikki Haley: Neocon Heartthrob

by Jim Lobe With the eviction of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the inner precincts of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson besieged and taking fire from virtually all sides, neoconservatives – even the NeverTrumpers among… Continue Reading  

Understanding the UN Settlements Resolution

by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which calls on Israel to cease building settlements in territories it occupied in 1967. The Obama administration decided to abstain from the vote, allowing it to pass… Continue Reading