1619, Section: Opinion
Published on 23 May 2013 by Jamie S. Gorelick and William P. Barr in Opinion
Following the disclosure that the Justice Department obtained the telephone records of Associated Press journalists, The A.P. and other news organizations have sharply criticized the action as investigative overreaching and unwarranted interference with the ability of journalists to report on government operations.
Published on 23 May 2013 by Ramzy Alawi in Opinion
“If you want peace,” runs the Latin expression, “prepare for war.” It is an idea Yemen's president Abdrabbu Mansur Hadi, as a career military man, ought to know well. In the modern context of Yemen it applies most to the “Southern question” - again, a topic the president should know well, as both a Southerner and a long-time vice-president.
Published on 20 May 2013 by William Lambers / Examiner.com / First Published May 16 in Opinion
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), in a report released today, said emergency food rations were recently reduced in Yemen because of funding problems. The UN food agency is facing a current shortfall of US $128 million for 2013.
Published on 20 May 2013 by Editorial / Newyorktimes.com / First Published May 16 in Opinion
After coming under scorching bipartisan criticism for secretly going through the phone records of reporters at The Associated Press in a leak investigation, the Obama administration now says it supports a law that might have prevented this outrageous conduct.
Published on 16 May 2013 by Audrey Bloomfield / Policymic.com / First Published May 15 in Opinion
May 15 marks the commemoration of Nakba Day.
Published on 13 May 2013 by Thenational.ae Farea Al Muslimi in Opinion
On May 2, I testified before the U.S. Congress on the tragic effects of America’s drone policy in Yemen.
Published on 9 May 2013 by English.alarabiya.net Abdul Wahab Badrakhan in Opinion
After chemical weapons have been used in Syria, the international community, particularly the U.S., seems to be searching for formulas on how to coexist with this reality. The U.S. seems unwilling to confront it and punish those behind it, considering that chemical weapons are used for genocides and that keeping silent on their usage means an agreement to this genocide and a frank disregard of using prohibited weapons.
Published on 2 May 2013 by Joe Nocera / Nytimes.com / First Published April 30 in Opinion
Fadhel Hussein Saleh Hentif is one of about 100 detainees on a hunger strike in the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He was captured in 2001 by Pakistanis after crossing the border from Afghanistan, and, by 2002, he was in the American naval detention facility. He was 20 years old. He has been there since.
Published on 2 May 2013 by Dina K. Hussein and Dalia Rabie / Egyptindependent.com / First Published April 25 in Opinion
“It’s Always the Fixer Who Dies” is the title of a seminal article by George Packer that appeared in The New Yorker in 2009 to mourn the death of Sultan Munadi, a local fixer who lost his life in a commando raid in Afghanistan.
Published on 29 April 2013 by J. Dana Stuster / Blog.foreignpolicy.com / First published April 26 in Opinion
Last week, after more than two years of being a fixture in Sana’a and cities around the country, Yemen’s revolutionaries dismantled protest camps around the country. The AP reports it was a “symbolic” move, and that activists were “declaring an end to the revolution.” Tawakkol Karman, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her activism in Yemen, told crowds at Sana’a’s Change Square, “We are starting a new phase....We declare that we toppled the rule of the family forever...”