THE QUESTION

Does a leader have a right to bypass democratic institutions to ensure his people are fed and secure?
Posted by Amar C. Bakshi on October 25, 2006 10:21 AM

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Nikos Konstandaras is managing editor and a columnist of Kathimerini, the leading Greek morning daily. He is also the founding editor of Kathimerini’s English Edition, which is published as a supplement to The International Herald Tribune in Greece, Cyprus and Albania. He worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press from 1989 to 1997 before joining the Greek press and has reported from many countries in the region.

Palestinians Must Avoid Fatricide

Athens, Greece - Palestine's struggle over the past 60 years has been ruled by the necessary maximalistic vision of overall victory. This may be the only way to inspire sacrifices by their population, but this power has not yet been harnessed to a serious political strategy.

Nikos Konstandaras Athens, Greece | 143 COMMENTS
Oct 27, 2006 at 4:48 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 bitterlemons.org (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.

Elections Don't Make Democracy

Saul Singer Jerusalem, Israel | 33 COMMENTS
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 www.daoudkuttab.com.

Abbas, Don't Forsake Voters

Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 28 COMMENTS
Yossi Melman is a senior commentator for the Israeli daily Haaretz. He specializes in intelligence, security, terrorism and strategic issues. An author of seven books on these topics, his most recent book, The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran was published recently by Carroll & Graf.

Food First, Democracy Second

Yossi Melman Tel Aviv, Israel | 12 COMMENTS
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