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Je Suis Encore Charlie?

Published on November 21st, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Charlie was a pretty good musician. He played guitar, composed songs. Dennis Wilson, the drummer and co-founder of the Beach Boys, befriended Charlie and tried to help him make it in the music ... Read More



The Search for a Syrian Solution Continues

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Charles Naas

by Charles Naas In his first inaugural address Franklin Roosevelt stated that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He, of course, was referring to the deep depression and collapse of the American economy. ... Read More


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Islamophobia Surges on the Right

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib Barack Obama seems determined to strike out at the anti-Muslim bigotry coursing through the American right. The policies being pushed by Republicans—particularly by those campaigning to be president—have reached a new low, and ... Read More


Syrian refugees having rest at the floor of Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 5 September 2015.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Another Perspective

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Post-Paris, there are good reasons for concern over the mass migration of mainly Syrian refugees into Europe. The knowledge that a November 13 Islamic State (ISIS or IS) attacker slipped into Europe among ... Read More



Iran: Key to Stabilizing the Middle East

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman At multiple conferences in Washington this month, participants have engaged in long, thoughtful discussions of the multiple crises in the Middle East and what perils there will await the next president of the ... Read More



Let’s Not Forget Beirut

Published on November 19th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe A brief preface to two notable articles—there are others you can find on the Web (notably, this excellent piece by Anne Barnard in The New York Times Monday) — on the disparity in U.S. ... Read More

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