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An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Contrary to what Goldberg has written, I believe that the only version of BDS that can be defended is one that is compatible with principles of academic freedom.

Honduran demonstrator

Will the country take a step toward democracy, or remain mired in corruption and repression?

Sign of Netanyahu

Max Blumenthal’s carelessly constructed case against the Jewish state won’t help the occupation’s victims. 

Geert Wilders

It’s not just here that the right has gone “wacko”—it isn’t interested in governing effectively in Europe, either. 

Syrians protest in Egypt.

Syrians fleeing the fighting at home have found themselves targeted amid Egypt’s political upheaval.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Now that the Arab Spring has been turned into a totally owned subsidiary of the Saudi royal family, it is time to take note of Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

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And drawing a bright line: the Taliban is not Al Qaeda.

June 8, 2011

Maybe you guessed it already, but the billions we're pouring into rebuilding Afghanistan aren't working.

June 8, 2011

Ollanta Humala's defeat of Keiko Fujimori in a run-off election is a victory for progressives and for Brazil. But can Humala bring about “growth with social inclusion”?

June 7, 2011

The ultimate in cyber-hypocrisy from the Pentagon.

June 2, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Egypt is opening the door to Hamas. Washington may not like it, but it’s time to talk.

May 26, 2011

The president can corner the Israeli prime minister now—if he wants to.

May 25, 2011

Bibi's ace-in-the-hole? Dennis Ross.

May 21, 2011

Obama's Middle East policy has fallen apart. It's not too late to save it.

May 18, 2011

Mitchell gives up. Has Obama given up, too?

May 13, 2011