A statue of Nelson Mandela is erected in Palestine, but unfortunately it sends the wrong message.
It has been almost 100 years since colonial powers divided up the Arab world, and they have invested much time, energy, resources and all-out wars to ensure that the arbitrary divisions never truly end.
For all the hand-wringing in the U.S. over the presidential election, Washington's wrongheaded policies toward the Middle East will continue unchanged.
U.S. foreign policy continues to often be guided by the preponderant norm that "might makes right" but as its power declines the results are now less successful.
Mahmoud Abbas' exit as Palestinian president could serve as an opportunity to challenge the moral collapse of the Palestinian Authority. But don't count on it.
The Arab Spring has shifted from an innocent, unifying, empowering and popular movement into a complicated, cunning, disuniting, disempowering and elitist one, where the people do not matter in the least.
The war on Islamic State and other extremist groups cannot possibly be won as long as corrupt, violent regimes remain the only alternative to radicalization and extremism.
A dispossessed Palestinian writer advises Syrian refugees not to believe in promises from the international community and never to stop loving Syria.
A long-time columnist on Mideast affairs, Ramzy Baroud, shares "dos" and "don'ts" with writers and reporters on how to approach the subject of the Middle East.
Israel's targeting of Hamas is an attempt to distract from the slowly building collective sentiment among Palestinians throughout Palestine and among Palestinian citizens in Israel.