KADI ZAHALKA, RABBI DR RON KRONISH: The so-called political peace process has been going nowhere for a long time. There is an alternative
ROB L. WAGNER: It seems impossible for many Americans to view Muslims other than through a Middle East lens.
VIDEO: It is still the economy, stupid, but despite better than expected GDP figures, it’s still not clear which Presidential hopeful the data will carry to the White House.
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: Deepa Kumar has written a detailed study of Islamophobia which links it inextricably to the cause of Empire
JUAN COLE: The Pentagon has launched an investigation into a class on Islam which characterises all Muslims as radical, violent extremists
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Do Israelis wish their children and their enemies’ children to be cannon fodder for this permanent war machine?
NEWS ANALYSIS: The US Ambassador to Syria has made quite a name for himself during his stint in Damascus. But he’s also ruffled many governmental feathers.
DAVID ROBERTS: Sometimes politicians say things of such breathtaking stupidity that it stops you completely in your tracks. Like this one from an Iranian member of parliament.
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: Qatar, he told me, has one of the most impressive constitutions, as well as the most impressive parliamentary building. “Too bad there’s no parliament to occupy it,” he said.