This very serious crisis and the arrival of a leader with ideas have coincided. Obama has brought back hope for another renaissance to the world.
Redefining the role of “the leader of the free world”
While Obama has raised many hopes and achieved a rhetorical break with the totalitarian language of the Bush administration, his choice of advisers indicates regression rather than progression. Yet if his promise turns out to be meretricious, the world’s rocky relationship with the United States will deteriorate even further.
Lessons from the latest violent episode between Israel and Hamas
The important concessions that an impetuous Israel is still unwilling to make
In 1968, Israel was warned that if it were to lose its self-control and ability to keep its position in the tumultuous Middle East would weaken significantly. In 2008 and on into 2009, it waged a devastating three-week long war against an enemy interspersed within a civilian population. Discover how Israel has gradually turned into a quick-tempered military machine, and what the concessions that the country must make in order to achieve true peace are.
The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma is not a military one
Why Moscow will introduce a new energy policy
The 90-year long war in the Middle East
How to remain loyal to both your people and country
Palestinian citizens of Israel have a vested interest in a peace agreement between their people and their state. They want to be regarded as full citizens of Israel, but at the same time do not want to give up their ability to impact the country’s policy towards the Palestinian people. They need to help bring back the Arab peace plan, and in the meantime will lick the Gazans’ open wounds, says the author.
The problem with trying to teach in a foreign language