Apr 5, 2014

The futility of torture to obtain information

Fom the most unexpected source — the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee — we now have the conclusion that torture, or "enhanced interrogation techniques," did not help the American government find Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Jan 18, 2014

The need for a peace narrative in the Middle East

A physician-writer wonders why a common narrative of shared commercial and cultural interests cannot be developed in the Mideast like the one that Jewish and Arab business owners had in his hometown in northern Argentina a half-century ago.

Dec 23, 2013

Iran should stop human rights abuses

The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's president seemed to signal a dramatic change in policies, but amid an overseas image of moderation, serious human rights abuses continue in Iran over protests from human rights groups in and outside the country.