Cliff May

Posted December 17, 2014

We also need coercive interrogations short of torture

Posted December 03, 2014

Turkey should have been part of the solution. Instead its become part of the problem. The problem, of course, is the spread of jihadism throughout the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

Posted November 26, 2014

Israel's enemies are as barbaric as any in the Middle East.

Posted November 19, 2014

Negotiations with Iran are set to conclude on Nov. 24th. What are the odds they will end with Irans rulers agreeing to verifiably dismantle their illicit nuclear weapons program? Id wager 100 to one against that outcome but I doubt Id find a bookie willing to take my bet.

Posted November 12, 2014

The revolution is over. When journalists at The Economist, one of the worlds most influential publications, run that headline on a cover story, a special report on the new Iran, you assume they have solid evidence to support their thesis.

Posted November 05, 2014

A $1 billion planned city under construction in the rugged hills of the West Bank 15 miles north of Jerusalem, Rawabi is the largest private-sector undertaking in Palestinian history.

Posted October 29, 2014

Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced Studies, has been studying the growth of anti-Israelism. He presents his analysis in a cogent and valuable book: Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel.

Posted October 22, 2014

Are the cast, crew and fans of Homeland -- Showtimes television series about a brilliant but neurotic CIA agent Islamophobes?

Posted October 15, 2014

In 2011, President Obama cited R2P as his primary justification for using military force to prevent Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from attacking the opposition stronghold of Benghazi.

Posted October 08, 2014

In theory, we Americans are great proponents of diversity. In practice, how many of us stop to seriously consider the meaning of the word?

Posted October 01, 2014

Weakening the Islamic State while strengthening the Islamic Republic would be a blunder of historic proportions.

Posted September 24, 2014

I imagine James Bond is relieved. After all, one cant very well be On Her Majestys Secret Service if one is no longer Her Britannic Majestys subject which one would not be had a majority of Scots voted for independence, thereby severing the knot Scotland and England tied 307 years ago.

Posted September 17, 2014

God created war, theorized Mark Twain, so that Americans would learn geography.

Posted September 11, 2014

Do not call what happened 13 years ago this week a tragedy. It was a terrorist atrocity, an act of war and a war crime. Very different.

Posted September 03, 2014

Barack Obama has been taking a lot of heat for acknowledging he doesnt have a strategy yet for dealing with the jihadis butchering Iraqis, Syrians, Christians, Kurds and Yazidis while in their spare time attempting to weaponize bubonic plague for use against others on their extensive to-kill list.

Posted July 30, 2014

?Hamas wants to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible. It’s been doing all it can to achieve that objective, for example launching missiles at Israel’s international airport and constructing tunnels to infiltrate terrorists into Israeli communities for the purpose of slaughtering and hostage-taking.

Posted July 23, 2014

The terrorist army formerly known as ISIS has conquered about a third of Syria and much of western Iraq. What are these jihadists going to do next?

Posted July 03, 2014

Perhaps not the best use of your money and mine.

Posted June 19, 2014

The largest and most expensive embassy in the world is in Baghdad. President George W. Bush built it in the hope, perhaps the expectation, that before long, it would house envoys to the first democratic American ally in the Arab world. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

Posted June 12, 2014

“America cannot do a damn thing.”