We Have A Moral Obligation To Help Syrian Refugees

…it was a U.S. invasion of their homeland that victimized the Syrian people in the first place by strengthening the terrorist cell they now flee.

International Politics–Weekly Round Up

Several important political developments are happening around the world.

Republican Fear and Loathing of Iran has International Consequences

The US is just one actor in an important global non-proliferation regime that works towards preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu’s Speeches a Travesty

Hypermasculine bravado as political weapon

Who Wants to Get Something Done in DC? Anyone?

Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.

US Must Not Miss Another Chance to Mend Fences With Iran

Washington and Tehran’s interests have overlapped ever since 9/11. Why are they still struggling to patch things up?

Kurdish Female Freedom Fighters, Equal in War

Kurdish women more than prove their equality and metal as freedom fighters. Will they be equal in peace as well?

The Paradox of Iran’s War on Drugs and its Progressive Treatment of Addiction

Iran has one of the world’s biggest drug problems, but programmes for addicts are among the most enlightened.

Writing in the First World

In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.

I Was Jailed for My Work on HIV in Iran, But the Tide is Turning

The inspirational story of two brothers who worked to combat HIV, and the Iranian government who wanted to quiet them.

Conflict Resolution: I Hope Words Work for Our Sons

Teaching kids to solve conflicts by talking it out is great, but what happens when words don’t work? Carter Gaddis hopes for the best.

Ben Affleck: ‘I Am Not Running For Office’

The star makes his denial of a Senate race official.

Earth without Humanity

Life on Earth can survive any man made disaster. But will we?

Anger of Muslims, Part 2: Making Sense in 3D

The violence in the Middle East makes sense when viewed from sufficient perspectives.

Open Thread: What Do You Think of Romney’s Support of Israeli Strike Against Iran?

Open Discussion: What do you think of Mitt Romney’s speech wherein he seems to pledge US backing of an Israeli strike against Iran.

Cyber Warfare: Did Kids Recently Hack Iranian Nuclear Computers?

Cyber attack forced AC/DC’s Thunderstruck to play at top volume on Iranian nuclear facility computers.