The Pope’s visit comes at a time of turmoil in the Middle East, and his trip represents both a religious and political statement to the Christians living across the region.
The organizers of these riots are nothing more than political operatives, much like those who organize Democratic and Republican campaigns for elective office.
The U.S. government must make clear to their Egyptian and Libyan counterparts that apologies are not enough. Justice is needed, as is the assurance that this can never happen again.
Pope Benedict XVI began a three-day visit in Lebanon amid escalating tensions in the Muslim-dominated Middle East, preaching the message of inter-religious dialogue.
The Libyan government and people are eager to solve their security problem. The consulate attack is a wake-up call to the U.S. to offer more assistance and support than it has.
The shared conceit of both political parties is that American values and interests overseas are synonymous, but if they aren’t, which ones do we sacrifice first?
The violent protests across the Muslim world triggered by an anti-Islam film have now spread to Sydney, Australia, where eight people were arrested and six officers injured.
The search for the person behind the film that's prompted deadly riots across the Muslim world keeps taking one weird twist after another.
American foreign policy is nonsensical and irrational. Time to make it explicit - you threaten American lives, America will threaten you right back.
Do this week’s attack on U.S. embassies send a signal that the U.S. should reduce its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East and elsewhere?
Clearly, American efforts to "export democracy" to the Middle East are not working. It's time for a new course.
Governor and Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is right that current U.S. foreign policy must change immediately.
In a significant blow to al-Qaeda, U.S. drone strikes killed senior officials of the terrorist group, including the second-in-command of the organization's Arabian Peninsula group.
U.S.-Israel relations are likely to be a feature of the Republican campaign. Despite Clinton's claim that Netanyahu is to blame for lack of peace, we should stick with our allies.
Technocrats may be effective economic managers, but they make for terrible country leaders because they put profits ahead of people.
The West must rethink its Middle East foreign policy. At the same time, Islam must reconsider its views as they relate to the rest of the world.
The riot at the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a comes at a tumultuous time for U.S.-Yemen relations, and is more about the past year than about a YouTube movie.
Whoever runs the U.S. embassy in Cairo’s Twitter feed is snarky and not about to take any ... well you know.
The protests that left the US ambassador to Libya dead will inevitably lead to questions about security/policy. Here are three thoughts that represent an inital reaction to the damage done.
While we may have thought American aid during the Arab Spring was enough to smooth out anti-American rage, attacks in Cairo and Libya show that this is not the case.
The reaction to the embassy attacks in Cairo and Libya has resulted in a lot of conversation about freedom of speech and religion, and the revelation that many people don't know what either mean.
The embassy attacks in Libya and Egypt heighten a growing concern that the Arab Spring is being undermined by fundamentalist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.
Well, it’s safe to say the sh@t hit the fan in the Middle East.
And a month and a half before the U.S. general election no less.
Britain's third in line to the throne is currently an Apache pilot in Afghanistan and a Taliban kidnapping target. His deployment is PR friendly but is not cost-effective, or safe.
Recent news reports saying that presumptive president to be and current Vice President Xi Jinping of China having “disappeared” add further complications to China's tense political engine.