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Osama Is Dead! Will the Healing Begin?

Osama Is Dead! Will the Healing Begin?

| May 11, 2011

Iranian-American writer Noushin Darya Framke: it's time to move on from the "war on terror." More »

Overcoming Speechlessness

March 18, 2011

Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?

Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?

| November 10, 2010

Pakistani American commentator Sharmeen Gangat explores how terrorists' vision of Islam is so vastly at odds with the Muslim tradition that nurtured her. More »

Bactria Revisited: Does Alexander Have Lessons for Obama in Afghanistan?

Bactria Revisited: Does Alexander Have Lessons for Obama in Afghanistan?

| April 16, 2010

The Pakhtuns of Afghanistan and across the border in Pakistan haven’t always rejected influences from the West. The author suggests that Alexander the Great’s success in the 4th Century B.C. may hold a key to integrating Afghanistan into the international community—in a way that would help protect and empower women in the region. More »