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Raymond M. Berger
Nov 22, 2023, 8:21 PM
In a Time of War, a Letter to a Jewish Community Leader
Dear American Jewish Community Leader, Recently we had a discussion about Israel’s recent incursion into Gaza. As you know, this incursion was in response to Hamas’ invasion of Israel, massacre of over 1,200 and kidnapping of more than 240 Israelis. You...
Nov 8, 2023, 1:51 AM
1.7 mil Afghan refugees expelled from Pakistan
A very important topic that is being lost in the crowded media space is the forced deportation of Afghan refugees by Pakistan. After Islamabad set October 31st as a deadline for illegal migrants to leave the country or face arrest as part...
Oct 6, 2023, 9:07 AM
TTP Back to Haunt Pakistan
The recent bold attacks by the Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, wreaking havoc paints an alarming picture of rising instability across Pakistan. Especially the TTP's recent incursion into Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bordering...
Oct 2, 2023, 8:35 PM
Pakistan and terrorism: An inside hand?
The terrorist organisation, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)’s recent assault on the strategic town of Chitral in the northern area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan has raised a serious question whether the militant group is getting help from some elements of...
Sep 30, 2023, 11:58 PM
What explains the terror resurgence in Pakistan?
Pakistan is seeing a surge in terrorist attacks. On Friday, at least 50 people were killed and dozens more injured when an explosion ripped through a religious procession in Balochistan province’s Mastung district. The incident took place on the...
Sep 17, 2023, 4:05 PM
Two years after the Taliban in South Asia
It is impossible to escape multiple ironies emerging in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region two years after the Taliban, facilitated by Islamabad, returned to power in Kabul. The net result is the re-emergence of the region as the world’s hottest terrorism...
Sep 7, 2023, 11:39 AM
G-d the Warrior Vs. G-d the Peacemaker: Who’s Throwing Spears Now?
The Emotional and Psychological Complexity of Hashem as a "Warrior" in the Machzor As the Yamim Noraim approach and we pull out our Machzors for another year, the complexities of our relationship with Hashem often come to the forefront. One...
James M. Dorsey
Jul 23, 2023, 11:27 PM
Bin Salman toys with religious reform
For Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, religious reform has long been a question of when rather than if. Mr. Bin Salman’s potential embrace of religious, not just social and economic reform, could have far-reaching consequences for the role of...
Jun 3, 2023, 12:22 AM
Only by deception thou shalt win wars: Sun Tzu
When a friend of mine asked me for a few remarks at a gathering at the Italian senate on Sun Tzu’s Art of War, I was surprised. But I went back to reading the Art of War after a...
Apr 3, 2023, 11:46 AM
Which Islam Are the Taliban Serving
In December 2022, the Taliban banned women from attending universities under the pretext of Sharia. Since then I thought to dig deep into this to find out the religious credentials of this ban. As I am not a Islamic...