The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Weapons” of War

January 25, 2018

For General Carter, war appears to be like a competitive business. British General Sir Nick Carter provides the best illustration possible of the growing need for a complete Devil’s Dictionary. The general appears to be a leading a campaign to provide new definitions for old concepts as he...

After Chemical Attack, It’s Time to Get Rid of the “Muslim Ban”

April 13, 2017

Now that he cares about the fate of Syrian children, Trump should open up our country — not bomb theirs. When I saw footage of the alleged sarin gas attack in Syria, I felt ill. The whole episode, which killed up to 100 civilians in Syria’s Idlib province, was ghastly. But worst of all was...

What Lies Ahead for Yemen in 2017?

January 08, 2017

For Yemen, it’s a case of: there's only one way up when you're at zero. As the old saying goes, only once we have hit rock bottom can we rehabilitate ourselves. Usually the preserve of the individual, this saying can also been applied to countries in distress. And perhaps no more so than the...

Now is the Time for Obama to Recognize Palestine

December 27, 2016

Just as he established diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama should do the same with Palestine. I’d like to return today to an argument I made two years ago in The Nation, which is that President Barack Obama should recognize Palestine before he leaves office. For different but related...

An Open Letter to the Muslim World

Leaders of the Muslim world must act on the tragedy of Aleppo. Dear leaders, Perhaps by now you will have seen or heard the heartbreaking news coming out of Aleppo, Syria. News of missiles raining down from the sky onto the city; of those who have been driven from their...