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Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

Shelling in Syria

There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.

Albert Camus photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, circa 1945

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

Migrants in Russia

A recent campaign against illegal migrants in Russia reveals the corruption at the heart of the issue.

President Harry Truman and Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh

Sixty years ago this week, the CIA successfully staged a coup to overthrow Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

Star Wars

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

Blogs

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

Extreme Israel hawks are increasingly just another part of the right-wing coalition. 

November 21, 2011

 Obama administration lowers temperature over Iran nuclear issue, and it loses its top Middle East hawk.

November 11, 2011

Less than impressive were the GOP hopefuls on the world outside our borders. But, at least, less hawkish than might have been.

October 19, 2011

Why does the mainstream media assume that a Putin presidency would have a detrimental effect on both the Russian people and American diplomacy?

October 18, 2011

Al-Shabab is the direct product of America's short-sighted and invasive foreign policy and American involvement in Somalia has benefitted the radical groups it has set out to defeat.

October 5, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

The White House capitulates to the Israel Lobby and its GOP annex.

September 22, 2011

The Texas Governor addressed pro-Israel activists in New York, telling them he would be a stauncher ally than President Obama.

September 20, 2011