A Donald Trump adviser supports nuking the Middle East and compared refugees to snakes

While flying from Chicago to Washington, DC in 2011, I found myself sitting next to a U.S. Army official in uniform. After he had a couple of drinks, he turned to me and asked where I was from. I said I was from Syria."That place needs one thing to fix all its problems—an atom bomb to wipe everyone out," he said. He…

Meet Amna Farooqi, the 21-year-old Muslim-American woman fighting for a two-state solution

Amna Farooqi is a bright, eloquent, 21-year old woman. She is a senior at the University of Maryland, where she studies government and politics. Like many students, she is interested in international politics, specifically in the Middle East, and has thrown herself into a political organization on campus, where she…

Iran's government has launched a matchmaking site to combat its epidemic of single people

Iran has a serious problem on its hands. Well, technically, it has 11 million serious problems on its hands. That’s right, the country is dealing with a massive amount of single people. And so, the country's leaders have endeavored to solve the problem by—what else?—launching a government-sponsored matchmaking site.