Cliff May

Posted February 10, 2016

Disadvantage goes to the side that abides by the Geneva Conventions.

Posted February 03, 2016

Haute couture headscarves won't counter violent extremism.

Posted January 27, 2016

Cunning jihadis act locally while thinking globally.

Posted January 20, 2016

It's not the only threat we should be worrying about.

Posted December 30, 2015

The British prime minister questions the Muslim Brotherhoods ideology and goal.

Posted December 23, 2015

The mullahs didnt wait long to demonstrate chicanery and deceit.

Posted December 16, 2015

Michel Houellebecq is a sardonic and iconoclastic French novelist, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and subject of considerable controversy in Europe these days. He deserves to be controversial here in the United States as well.

Posted December 09, 2015

Americans are in violent disagreement over who or what -- threatens us.

Posted December 02, 2015

Thirty years ago, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat who would go on to become UN Secretary-General in 1992, warned of Middle Eastern wars to come. His prediction was correct but he was wrong about the cause.

Posted November 11, 2015

After a long week of slitting throats, smashing antiquities and raping infidel slave girls, how do the Islamic States barbarians unwind? Some, apparently, discuss the finer points of history.

Posted November 04, 2015

Did it escape your attention that last month was the 70th birthday of the United Nations? Did you miss the opportunity to celebrate by following Elyx on an exciting 70-day (virtual) trip around the world to shine light on the UNs work?

Posted October 28, 2015

A few years ago, Daniel Birnbaum, an Israeli businessman, had an odd idea: I decided I wanted to employ Palestinians.

Posted October 21, 2015

Over the years, Israelis have had to defend themselves from foreign armies, suicide bombers and missiles. Over recent weeks, theyve been confronting a new threat: young Palestinians wielding butcher knives.

Posted October 14, 2015

We will manage the wave of change in the Middle East. Just as we have an ideal in our minds about Turkey, we have an ideal of a new Middle East.

Posted October 07, 2015

When heads of state gather, as they did for the United Nations General Assembly last week, you have a choice: Tune out or prepare to be bathed in blather, boilerplate and blatant lies. That said, the remarks of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner deserve at least a few minutes of our undivided attention.

Posted September 30, 2015

Not long after the implosion of the Soviet Union, I attended a conference in Moscow. The topic: how Russia would evolve in the post-communist era about to begin.

Posted September 23, 2015

A few points Ann Coulter might want to consider.

Posted September 16, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are leaving the Middle East, heading to what they see as the promised lands of Europe and, if possible, America. Notice where they are not going.

Posted September 09, 2015

The debate over the deal President Obama has cut with Irans rulers is supposed to end this week. The New York Times, the AP and others in the media are reporting that the White House has achieved a victory. On what basis?

Posted September 02, 2015

Appeasement gets a bad rap but, strictly speaking, the word implies nothing more than an attempt to make peace. If aggrieved adversaries can be pacified by reasonable concessions, whats wrong with that?