Free and fair elections alone will not cure the steep divisions in Arab societies. In fact, they will probably exacerbate them, because a crucial piece of the puzzle is missing: secularism.
A year after being bailed out, Greece is on the brink of default. To save itself, it must dump the euro and stop coddling its citizens. European nations must give up the belief that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without individual responsibility, risk taking, and rewards.
In a world of greater diversity and proximity, religion is everyone's business – a source of conflict, but also cooperation. The world's religions have one common call: to serve others. When people of faith unite around this shared value, they strengthen the public sphere.
The bloody and widespread crackdown on democracy protesters in Syria presents an opportunity for Turkey to reconsider its 'zero problems' foreign policy – and work with its NATO allies to change the ideological landscape of the Middle East.
Many Afghan college students who attend the American University in Afghanistan do. They represent the vanguard of a movement to restore Afghanistan’s intellectual capital – and peace. While militaries come and go, universities are enduring investments, at a fraction of the cost.
The Arab Spring will be even more significant and enduring than the historic operation that killed Osama bin Laden. And with bin Laden gone, it'll be harder for President Obama to justify spending more than $100 billion a year for military operations in Afghanistan.
Twitter is useful, but it’s also a time suck. And it could soon be outmoded, just like the flip cam.
From airport security to overseas wars, the world changed dramatically as a result of 9/11. That doesn't mean it was better before.
The killing of Osama bin Laden by the Navy SEALS should compel a more sober risk assessment of the terrorist threat by Congress and the Obama administration. Bin Laden himself wanted to bankrupt the US by causing overreaction to fear.
Once the rejoicing at Osama bin Laden’s death is over, the West must address the real issue at hand: its relationship with the Muslim world in light of the Arab Spring.
Osama bin Laden is dead. Al Qaeda may soon follow him to the grave. But the doctrine of jihad – exemplified by the Muslim Brotherhood – lives on.
While we've made big progress in placing kids in adoptive families, we've done little to provide post-adoption support to these children and their families. When we don't provide such services, we guarantee that some families will dissolve, at great cost to children, parents, and taxpayers.
This Mother's Day, let's take stock of the culture of judgment that surrounds parenting. The ideological battle lines on breast-feeding, vaccinations, sleep training, and disposable diapers are fierce. That's why I'm singing that battle hymn of the moderate mother.
Viewers of Saturday's Kentucky Derby may think race horses lead lives of pampered luxury. The truth is often closer to years of abuse and a brutal end at a foreign slaughterhouse. Kentucky has too much pride to let Thoroughbreds become menu items or pet food.
The shrug that greeted news of Osama bin Laden’s death here in the Arab world was not surprising given that most never thought bin Laden belonged to them. His death offers an opportunity for reconciliation and accountability – for Americans and Arabs – for all the events that followed 9/11.
Even before Osama bin Laden's death, Muslims were rejecting his vile message.