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  • How Stable is Saudi Arabia?

    by Juan Cole

    "The borders of the kingdom are insecure as seldom before in recent decades."

  • Drones and the new ethics of war

    by Neve Gordon

    Because drones transform warfare into a ghostly teleguided act orchestrated from a base in Nevada or Missouri, whereby soldiers no longer risk their lives, the critical attitude of citizenry towards war is also profoundly transformed.

  • History and the Right of Return in Israel-Palestine

    by David Benkof

    In light of competing historical narratives and a fraught political environment, can negotiators find a middle ground on the right of return for Palestinian refugees?

  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.

  • Netanyahu Imported by GOP to ensure Iran War

    by Juan Cole

    The reason for bringing Netanyahu is that Boehner wants to craft a super-majority in Congress that can over-ride Obama’s veto of new sanctions on Iran.

  • A 1965 failure that still haunts America

    by Julian Zelizer

    When racial conflict flared in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer it brought back terrible memories of what happened nearly 50 years ago, in the summer of 1965.

  • Terror in Paris - An Analysis

    by Lawrence Davidson

    Is there a way out of this vicious cycle - one that might also uphold a broad and truly universal standard for freedom of speech?

  • In Defense of Europe's So-called Far Right

    by Daniel Pipes

    Rather than engage in name-calling and attempts at exclusion, established institutions should encourage the populist parties to moderate, become more sophisticated, and fully participate in the political process.

  • The Power of Congress

    by Sam Tanenhaus

    Before L.B.J., progressives saw bipartisanship as a blight. What happened?

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