We also need coercive interrogations short of torture
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.
Israel's enemies are as barbaric as any in the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are the cast, crew and fans of Homeland -- Showtimes television series about a brilliant but neurotic CIA agent Islamophobes?
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.
In theory, we Americans are great proponents of diversity. In practice, how many of us stop to seriously consider the meaning of the word?
Weakening the Islamic State while strengthening the Islamic Republic would be a blunder of historic proportions.
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.
God created war, theorized Mark Twain, so that Americans would learn geography.
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.
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.
?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.
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?
Perhaps not the best use of your money and mine.
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.
“America cannot do a damn thing.”