Barack Obama


USF Student questions Obama on human rights in the Middle East

President Obama answered questions from the audience during his speech today at University of Tampa.

The Melting of America

The eight years of George W. Bush’s wrecking ball undeniably helped set our descent in motion.

Losing Cairo?

Since Barack Obama's speech six months ago, the Muslim world has begun to lose hope in the United States. But it's not too late ... yet.

A Grim Year for the Middle East

2009, begun with Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza, was a year of great torment and much misery in the Middle East.

Cracking Down on Peace

On December 16, Jamal Juma became the third anti-Wall activist to be arrested in the last few months.

Abu Mazen’s Final Battle

Fatah had not yet fully recovered from the aftershocks of the Goldstone Report when Hamas surprised them by extending a hand of friendship to the US president.

The Cairo Conundrum

In his June 4, 2009 speech at Cairo University, President Barack Obama dramatically raised expectations for U.S. policy in the Middle East, among Americans and Muslims both.

The Middle East and the ‘Paradox of Engagement’

A new article of mine on Obama's Middle East strategy has just come out in Democracy

Al-Qaeda threat used once again to justify war

The old cliché that the first casualty of war is truth has never been so blatantly evident as we witness the making of further wars and conflict.

Norway’s Ethical Leadership

Steps taken by Britain, Sweden, and Norway acknowledge the illegitimate nature of several Israeli policies against Palestinians -- pressuring Israel to change those policies, says Rami G. Khouri.