Status Quo Not Conducive to the Settlement of Kashmir

India is celebrating 72nd Independence Day to commemorate its independence from colonial British Raj. We extend our warm greetings to the people of India...

Yemeni Children Matter

We’ve been given a rare opportunity. While the United States military has slaughtered innocents by the hundreds of thousands in the Middle East over...

Hype Versus Reality

Fifty years ago, when I was getting started in national politics, Ibrahim Abu Lughod, a friend and mentor, offered words of wisdom I never...

Canada vs. the Rule of Law

I’m aware that Canada, unlike its southern neighbor in which I live, has just recently, ever so slightly, stood up to certain of the...

Time to Unwrap the Bubble Thrown Around Xinjiang and Confront China’s...

China's horrific treatment of Muslim Uyghurs (also spelled as Uighurs), which the state has been desperate to keep under wraps is increasingly becoming more...

Why The West Craves Materialism and Why The East Sticks To...

My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a...

The U.N. should not remain passive in the face of human...

Kashmir is one of the most idyllic settings in the world. A picturesque valley located between Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, China and with a small...

Recent Disturbing Events inside Bangladesh Demand Change

In the last few weeks, Bangladesh has seen a series of student protests in much of the country in which the high school going...

The Struggle for Palestinian Rights: Then and Now

Forty years ago this month I left a tenured teaching position and moved to Washington, DC to run the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC)....

Leading Pakistan Is Not A Game Of Cricket Imran

Knowing that in many quarters, Imran Khan's name is synonymous with cricket, political commentators have resorted to terms familiar with the game to describe...

Who the Hell Are We?

YEARS AGO I had a friendly discussion with Ariel Sharon. I told him: "I am first of all an Israeli. After that I am a...

Where Will It All End?

This is Armageddon Summer in the northern hemisphere: out-of-control wildfires all around the Arctic Circle (not to mention California and Greece), weeks-long heatwaves with...

Pakistan: Towards Understanding the Challenges of Political Change and Future-Making

Are the New National Elections a Prelude to Change? People have spoken out loud and quite logically, Imran Khan is the elected candidate to lead...

It Bears Repeating: Foolish Wars Have Consequences

Fifteen years ago, we were still in the early stages of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, "the war that would change everything."...

The Aaland Islands Model and Kashmir

(Part one) There are some disputes in modern history that one might take lessons from in understanding the wisest course to take in resolving the...

Adolf and Amin

BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is a perfect diplomat, a clever politician, a talented leader of the army. Lately, another jewel has been added to his crown:...

United by strategy Palestinians could assume leadership of peace making

Injustice towards Palestinians evolves over time. In 1948 Palestinians lost claim to full ownership of British Mandate Palestine; they then lost control of the...

India alarmed at Imran Khan’s sweep in Pakistani elections

Hours after the initial results of Pakistan's general elections on Wednesday (July 25, 2018) indicated that Pakistan Movement for Justice or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)...

Mystery of Durban Bomb-Planters – Who Reaps the Aftermath?

Who and why? These are the questions posed to determine reasons behind the mystery of explosives or bombs - or whatever these incendiary devices...

The “Jewish Nation-State” Bill

This past week by a vote of 62 to 55, Israel's Knesset passed legislation called "Israel as a Nation-State of the Jewish People." Heralding...