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Jun 17, 2018, 3:48 PM
How the US can help Pakistan defeat the Taliban
After 17 years of fighting the Taliban, and trillions of dollars spent, the War on Terror does not seem to be ending. It has become clear that the Taliban, who flees to Pakistan when attacked by allied forces, cannot...
May 23, 2018, 6:20 AM
Israel keeps winning on Hasbara, losing information warfare battles
As I have suggested now two years ago, Israel has actually been quite successful in Hasbara (the outreach aiming to highlight its positive cultural attributes). Further evidence of the success of these efforts includes unequivocal opinion victory at the...
Jan 24, 2018, 12:47 AM
How the West is Missing An Opportunity To Support Regional Solutions to Iran’s Threat
One of the most important developments regarding the future of the Middle East in recent years took place not in DC, but in Brussels, and was led by leaders of non-Persian nations of Iran, though it attracted representatives of...
Jan 3, 2018, 7:48 PM
21st Century Fascism: The Ankara and Tehran Regimes
Much has been made of the rise of "neo-fascism" in the 2010s. Progressives in the United States and Europe have often noted that since the Great Recession, an "alt-right" has stormed into power in the supposed bastions of liberty...
Nov 9, 2017, 10:27 AM
All Peoples Have the Right to Self-Determination, Not Just the Palestinians
I believe that all peoples have the right to self-determination. Unfortunately, this is not a sentiment shared by the overwhelming majority of the world's leaders. I just can't get over how hypocritical the international community is when it comes...
Oct 22, 2017, 8:53 PM
Let’s talk about Pakistan’s admission into the UN’s Human Rights Council
Amidst the flashes of cameras and inquisitive journalists, a governmental convoy from Pakistan stands proud, sporting expensive suits and flashy watches, bringing forth their announcement: Pakistan will be inducted into the United Nations’ Human Right’s Council. As people in...
Oct 17, 2017, 11:32 AM
The New Alliance of the Periphery
With the war against ISIS and the Syrian Civil War dying down, much has been said about the dangers of Iranian-backed groups on the Israeli border. But in a rapidly changing Near East, there is also increasing opportunity for...
Oct 15, 2017, 5:25 PM
Muslim Anti-Semitism is a symptom of humiliation
Anti-Semitism in the Muslim world has a varied history. In the early days of Islamic conquest, Jews were on the one hand treated with respect relative to their Ashkenazi brethren in Western Europe: Benjamin of Tudela describes Abbasi Caliph...