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What we're getting wrong about the migration debate

<i>GPS intern Kevin O’Donnell speaks with Justin Gest, assistant professor of public policy at the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs at George Mason University and the author of ‘Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West’ and the forthcoming ‘Crossroads of Migration: A</i> …

Time for Israel to face up to only path to peace

<i>Editor’s note: Sultan Barakat is director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, and Chairman of the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, University of York. The views expressed are the writer’s own.</i><p>Israel’s repeated wars on the Gaza strip have taken a heavy toll on Palestinian civilian …

Turkey's debate on women no laughing matter

<b>For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</b><p>Laughter can be the best medicine – but can it cure misogyny?<p>Last week, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç gave a speech that sparked a massive social media reaction. Women, he said, shouldn't burst out laughing in …

On GPS Sunday: Latest from Iraq, analysis of ISIS, and future of the space program

<i>Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>On GPS this Sunday: First, the latest on Iraq and the advances made by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as well as the U.S. military’s response. Also, Fareed offers his take on what the United States should be doing and why …

And now for the good news

<i>For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>Wherever you look these days, the world seems like it’s on fire.<p>New hot spots like Russia and Ukraine are competing with the old ones like Gaza and festering conflicts like those in Syria and Iraq – especially Iraq – are getting …

The economic inequality debate avoids asking who is harmed

Outrage about inequality is big these days, and for good reason. Despite this justified attention, the discussion has been much too polite and …

The fantasy of Middle Eastern moderates

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this column erred in stating that “the Israeli government and the West have happily postponed elections in the West Bank.” The elections have been postponed by the Palestinian Authority.<p>Hillary Clinton was expressing what has become Washington’s new conventional …