January 26, 2014

Religion, Not Ideology, Fuels Century's Epic Battles

Tony Blair, The Guardian

The Associated Press

We must encourage education and tolerance if we are to bring about peace in the Middle East and the rest of the world.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Tony Blair, Religion


January 16, 2014
Elections Don't Matter, Institutions Do
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
Institutions, or the lack of them, explain much that has happened in the world in recent decades. Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Central Europe went on to build functioning democracies and economies. With all of their... more ››
January 16, 2014
Obama's Messianic and Obsessive Foreign Policy
Michael Weiss, NOW
Words from the regimes of Iran, Russia, and Syria mean nothing now because the executive branch is speaking on their behalf. The result is a colossal mission of redefinition. A skeptic is belligerent, a terrorist is a... more ››
January 16, 2014
Mixed Results for Mideast Democracy
New York Times
A constitution is supposed to be a set of governing principles around which citizens can unite and peacefully build a democratic state. Tunisia is providing a constructive path to this goal. Egypt is not. Sadly, Egypt is on the... more ››
January 15, 2014
Ya'alon & Kerry: Pox on Both Their Houses
Dave Horovitz, Times of Israel
America’s top diplomat has proved foolishly unrealistic when it comes to peacemaking. And Israel’s top security official? He’s just foolish. more ››
January 15, 2014
Israel in Search of a Leader
Ben Caspit, Al Monitor
The Israeli public has no appreciation or regard for Netanyahu. They don’t like him, yet are aware of the reality that there isn’t anybody else. Bibi remains alone in Israel’s political ring, and this has been... more ››