Saudi Arabia was recently elected to the board of U.N. Women, a move that sends the wrong message for advancing women's rights around the world, given the country's troubled human rights record.
It's time for a global superpower to push negotiations in Israel-Palestine forward. Because America has lost credibility, Russia may be the missing link to break the stalemate.
The deafening silence of Arab governments on their sharp decline of aid to the Palestinians in the last year underscores the deceptive and blatant hypocrisy of these regimes.
Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook can change democracy promotion in the Middle East. Social media may not take down regimes, but it can help civil society to hold leaders more accountable.
To salvage Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Obama should expand the peace process to involve Arab nations and start laying the groundwork now.