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Blaming Qatar for the Middle East’s ISIL Woes is Hypocritical and Counterproductive

For the West to blame Qatar for the Middle East’s turmoil and the emergence of ISIL is unwarranted and hypocritical. …

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

When a journalist like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting.…

Will Obama Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory with the Islamic State?

As the Obama administration gradually escalates the U.S. involvement in solving the IS problem, the risks associated with this involvement also escalate. …

Mossad Targets Nuclear Engineers in Damascus: Report

Mossad has assassinated a team of five nuclear weapons specialists in Damascus, the leader of whom was Iranian, according a Naame Shaam report.…

Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism – Book Review

Dirty Entanglements has many truths disguised with many omissions.…

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

At this critical stage of popular transformation, the stunting of critical Arab media will register its negative impact for years to come. …

The ISIS Strategy

The ISIS Strategy

ISIS was formed as part of a dialectical strategy of “controlled opposition” to create instability in hitherto stable and prosperous states.…

The Foreign Fighters’ Return: Many Legal Questions, Few Legal Answers

It starts with our laws – and making the reforms necessary to effectively keep up with an evolving and expanding threat of terrorism in the 22nd century.…

History and Ideology Help Us Understand the Jewish and Islamic States

The Jewish and Islamic states face difficult, deep seeded, ideology- driven problems that will be hard to resolve. …

Discovering Iran

Discovering Iran

With every wrong policy, America adds to the scars and strengthens the character and spirit of Iran, this unbreakable nation.…

Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

Israel's decision to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, October 30, is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims.…

The Cause of Terrorism

If we want to get rid of terrorism, we need to stop blaming religions, history, culture, etc. and look at our own actions.…

Gloves Come Off in Lebanon: Sunni-Shia Bellum Sacrum Fault Lines Deepen

The sectarian conflict in Lebanon appears to be coming mainly from Sunni groups who vent a laundry list of complaints against their fellow Muslims.…

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

Scholars can take the lead and help guide the international community towards a world order in which death squads and genocide are the thing of the past.…

Concerning Features of an Apocalyptic Cult in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

ISIL meets some of the criteria for a cult, and this should affect how governments respond to focus on disruption of its recruitment practices.…

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; “Symbolic” Vote on Palestine

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; “Symbolic” Vote on Palestine

The UK's non-binding vote on recognition of Palestine matters because it remains a member of the ever-shrinking club of Israel’s staunch supporters.…

We Are All Still Colonizers: Americans’ Inextricable Relationship with Israel’s Colonialism

We Are All Still Colonizers: Americans’ Inextricable Relationship with Israel’s Colonialism

Americans must take stock in their inextricable relationship to Israel's colonialism in Palestine.…

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Since the latest Gaza war there have been two developments of lasting significance.…

Syria: Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Among the many reasons Lebanon should immediately desist targeting Syrian and Palestinian refugees is it's pushing many toward supporting rebel groups.…

The Islamist State

ISIS is a product of US policy. You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies and expect civilization and human decency to survive.…

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