In their campaign, should Barack Obama and running mate Joseph Biden advocate a clean break in U.S. foreign policy, or should they rely on continuity and experience?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria and David Ignatius on August 27, 2008 4:00 PM


Saul Singer, a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Middle East Quarterly, Moment, the New Leader, and (an Israeli/Palestinian e-zine). Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He is also on Twitter.

Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Will Challenge An Obama White House

The key question for the Democrats will be, can they do a better job of forcing Iran to abandon its nuclear program than did George Bush?

Posted by Saul Singer Jerusalem, Israel | 44 COMMENTS
Aug 29, 2008 at 2:12 PM
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is

Renewed Emphasis on Human Rights Should Guide U.S.

America's foreign policy should equate to its domestic policy.

Posted by Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 5 COMMENTS
Aug 29, 2008 at 1:59 PM
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Fix America's Own Problems

Forget about U.S. foreign policy and fix America's problems for a while.

Posted by Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 17 COMMENTS
Aug 29, 2008 at 1:49 PM
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

End American Alienation

Bring the Palestinian question to the forefront, open a sincere dialogue with Iran, disengage in an honorable way from Iraq and Afghanistan, and most of all stop propping up governments that are unpopular.

Posted by Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 12 COMMENTS
Aug 29, 2008 at 1:47 PM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Time to Rethink America's Position

It is presumptuous to think that Barack Obama and Joe Biden will head the next administration.

Posted by Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 5 COMMENTS
Aug 29, 2008 at 1:23 PM

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