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Waiting for Trumpeace

 11/17/2016 - 15:23
At least 6 people died yesterday during a bombing in Douma, in the outskirts of Damascus (Syria). EFE / MOHAMMED BADRA

Syria used to be the home of 1.5 million Christians before the war. Now there are only 600,000. Most of them flew to Turkey or Lebanon, and they will never come back. Others are among the 200.000 people dead in this cruel civil war. “It’s an open war, but it can be stopped, if there is will”, says Jean Abdou Arbach, Greek-Catholic Archbishop of Homs, in Syria. “Today, all the world powers are in Syria. What does Russia want? What do the Americans want? We must wait and see what is going to be Trump’s political strategy for the Middle East.

Pushing back on the terms of the debate

 08/17/2015 - 11:07
"Fox Kids Table Debate: The 7 least popular GOP candidates" (Top row left to right: Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry; bottom row left to right: Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore and George Pataki) by DonkeyHotey, Flickr.
 
 

The question landed with a thud, jarring in its bald bigotry: As President, would you order spying on mosques? The second-tier Republican presidential candidates scrambled to answer. The incident illuminates an under-discussed aspect of presidential debates: The power of debate moderators to set the terms of discussion.

Plain Text Author: 
Sabrina Vourvoulias

Persecution Under the Radar

 12/05/2010 - 15:36
Persecution Under the Radar

Picture the Islamic Republic of Iran. What comes to mind? For the
average American it may be nuclear proliferation, the bombastic President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maybe Persian rugs, but not much else. Certainly seven
regular, middle-class people who have been imprisoned for quietly practicing
the Baha'i religion haven't made it onto our radars.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

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