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Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

Charlie Hebdo documentary maker Dan Reed

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Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In ...

Trumped? Really Now, Not So Fast

William Bradley | Posted 08.05.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Well, he's really done it this time, hasn't he?

Can Bernie Sanders Make A Big Difference For Hillary Clinton?

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The latest polls, and the latest terrorist attack, make it appallingly clear that Donald Trump really can be elected president.

Police Misconduct, African-American Misconduct, Muslim Misconduct: Call for Action

George Peknik | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
George Peknik

We live at an unsettling time when elements (the five percent) of three separate groups are devastating our country. It is up to members of each tribe to take immediate action to stop three historic trends that will only get worse and that will lead to the fulfillment of the Dallas prophecy "The End is Coming."

Orlando's Complexity Shows Why We Have To Resist Trump-Driven Snap Judgments

William Bradley | Posted 06.15.2016 | Media
William Bradley

At first blush, very first blush, it seemed cut and dried. America's new record-setting mass murder, and I'll refer to him only by his terrible acts a...

Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places: Stabilizing the Middle East

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.09.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Can the Middle East be stabilized and if so what role should the United States and its allies play in doing so?

The Middle East after ISIS

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.03.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

This week we begin a two part series on a post-ISIS Middle East. In Part I we look at "The Middle East after ISIS." Next week, in Part II, we examine whether a post-ISIS Middle East can be stabilized and what role, if any, the U.S. and its allies can play.

WATCH: How Belgium Became A Hotbed For Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

Mere hours after two deadly terrorist attacks rocked Belgium's capital, Brussels, the country's government and security branches faced harsh questions...

ISIS Crisis After Brussels: Obama's Approach May Yet Help Trump and Hurt Hillary

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The reality is that sometimes the trigger does need to be pulled. And pulled fast, too. With ISIS, Obama has been consistently late and light.

Could Barack Obama Give the Guantanamo Naval Base Back to Cuba?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

What exactly, if anything, is the Obama administration planning in regard to the continuation of the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba? We will certainly know by the end of the year.

Why Military Strikes Won't Be Enough To Defeat ISIS

HuffPost Morocco | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

In The Caliphate: A Political History Of Islam -- published on Jan. 13, in French, by Flammarion -- historian Nabil Mouline traces the origins of the ...

Isis Crisis: Chaos Beckons Despite Obama's Hopeful State of the Union

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address painted a hopeful vista for that looks to be a busy year of geopolitical action and beyond. ...

On the Anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre: A State of Intellectual Emergency

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What is enlightenment, who wishes to share it, and how shall we defend it? That was Kant's question, and it is the question of our dark new age.

Post-San Bernardino Politics: Devolutionary Republicans, A Carterizing Obama, Presidential Hillary, and the Inevitability of Trumpism

William Bradley | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
William Bradley

The week since the bloody terrorist attack on a San Bernardino holiday party hasn't gone well for American politics. It's mostly been a disconcerting combination of the uncertain and the shrill, the latter crossing the line into outright fascism.

"We Are Seen as Infidels and Traitors, for Hundred Years Now"

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

They look similar to everyone else in the audience at the auditorium at Paderborn University. Three, modernly dressed and clean-shaven men. Suddenly, they stand up and start screaming out their hatred against us.

Jihadism Is Not Nihilism

Marty Kaplan | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Nihilism is the wrong word for ISIS. Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith.

After Paris: The Wonderful Effeminacy of the French

Setareh Sabety | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media
Setareh Sabety

What is refreshingly different about the French compared to the Americans is their lack of the need to turn every occasion into a homecoming parade. They are so not Ra Ra! Part of it has to do with the sensible TV coverage. Part of it has to do with the fact that they are perhaps, for the most part, better educated.

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Patriot Games

William Bradley | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

I'm not a big fan of libertarians or libertarian Republicans, but Kentucky Senator Rand Paul deserves tremendous credit for his brinksmanship on the Patriot Act in forcing the U.S. Senate leadership to bend on the issue of the federal government's massive, once very secret, monitoring of our private communications.

Death to Shoppers? Al-Shabaab and the Fracturing of International Jihadism

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

While governments speak of "defeating" jihadist terrorism, the reality is that this phenomenon will continue to metastasize into other forms, some more virulent other less. In the end, the most enduring legacy of jihadist violence will not be terrorism or even murder, but chaos.

Obama's Social Work Summit on "Violent Extremism" Misses the Root

William Bradley | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Will social work solve the problem of "violent extremism?" Well, it has the virtue of not having been tried. But that's probably because it's largely beside the point.