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Saudi Contrition Fighting Terrorism: Much Too Little, Much Too Late

08.18.2014
Has Washington continued be lulled into silence by the millions of Saudi contributions to myriad Beltway think tanks and their lobbying...
67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

08.15.2014
Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is...
Will the Middle East Achieve Peace Out of Conflict?

Will the Middle East Achieve Peace Out of Conflict?

08.15.2014
For the Middle East, ISIS represents a past that it desperately wants to leave behind.

FBI Infiltration Of 9/11 Defense Continues To Delay Guantanamo Trial

08.14.2014
Four months after defense lawyers first told a Guantanamo military commission that they'd learned the FBI was spying on their colleagues,...

Judge Puts 9/11 Case Back Together Again

08.13.2014
After unexpectedly deciding to split the 9/11 case into two trials last month, a military commission judge reversed himself and decided...
Is There a Nonviolent Response to ISIS?

Is There a Nonviolent Response to ISIS?

08.12.2014
In the case of the Islamic State, the question we need to ask is: What can we do to make things right? What can we do to protect the vulnerable?...
That September Morning

That September Morning

08.12.2014
Every year, this day sneaks up on me, like a wedding or Christmas. That underlying stress I can't put my finger on until it arrives and...
Idealism + Self-Interest = US Support for Israel

Idealism + Self-Interest = US Support for Israel

08.12.2014
In fact, Americans' ability to tell right from wrong and democrat from dictator best explains America's pro-Israel policy, which advances...
Why President Obama Is Right on Foreign Policy

Why President Obama Is Right on Foreign Policy

08.11.2014
Peanut gallery criticism, which is what most of us offer, including at the moment Hillary Clinton, is disingenuous and counter-productive....
Why Is ISIS So Awful? Evolution, Ideology, Culture, and Sex

Why Is ISIS So Awful? Evolution, Ideology, Culture, and Sex

08.11.2014
Who are these guys, why are they so awful, and how can we account for their success? Many are trying to find specific answers, a few resort...

ISIS: A Threat Far Worse Than Al Qaeda

08.11.2014
The ISIS message is not just a hatred for democracy or the freedoms of the West, but a sick and demented interpretation of Islam, calling...

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

08.10.2014
1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States. 2. To work my way...
Exhibit A of the Guantanamo Failure Resumes This Week

Exhibit A of the Guantanamo Failure Resumes This Week

08.10.2014
It remains to be seen how involved the U.S. will get in this latest war in Iraq, and the price tag that will come with it. But the uncertainties...
Who Are the Yazidi?

Who Are the Yazidi?

08. 8.2014
ISIS has attacked the Yazidi people -- a sect of the Kurds -- in Iraq. The jihadists have driven the survivors to the slopes of Mt. Sinjar,...