A Foreign Policy of Sticks and Stones


by John Feffer The United States has never invaded Norway. It has never bombed Oslo. It has never rounded up Norwegians and thrown them in Guantanamo. Perhaps some U.S. diplomats have referred to the country as a “shithole” — because… Continue Reading  

Taking Issues “Off the Table”–First Jerusalem, Now Refugees


by Lara Friedman Last month, President Donald Trump granted a cherished wish of American and Israeli hardliners, taking Jerusalem—an issue that the Oslo Agreement stipulated would be resolved only in permanent status negotiations—“off the table.” Now, only weeks later, American… Continue Reading  

What We Didn’t Know or Chose to Ignore About the ’67 War


by James J. Zogby  In June of 1967, I was in the midst of my final weeks in college when the war broke out. At the time, I knew little about the Middle East, since I was more engaged in… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Travel Ban Signals a Dystopian Vision of America


by Emile Nakhleh President Trump’s executive order suspending visas to nationals of seven Middle Eastern countries has created much confusion abroad, dissension at home, and a flurry of legal cases challenging the constitutionality of the order. Since all the seven… Continue Reading  

The Executive Order Puts Us in Limbo


by Mina Al-Oraibi Sadness. Frustration. Encouragement. Bewilderment. Anger. Motivation. Name the emotion, I have gone through it since last Friday when President Donald Trump stuck to his campaign pledge and imposed a blanket travel ban on millions, while suspending refugee… Continue Reading