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CUI BONO? Understanding ISIS.....

CUI BONO? Understanding ISIS.....

11.30.2014
Though it is clear that Turkey has tacked to a strong wind, Turkey is painfully aware that the American-led effort to arm Kurds against...

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/28/14

11.28.2014
Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; it's time for News Quiz Everyday, which doesn't make much sense, but take our latest Week to Week...
The Battle for Islam

The Battle for Islam

11.27.2014
Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the...
Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

11.25.2014
And then there was 2012. Remember that one? Just two years ago, you said if Americans wanted to pay $5 per gallon for gasoline, we should...
Cancel Africa? Oh, the Heartache

Cancel Africa? Oh, the Heartache

11.24.2014
It seems to me closing off West Africa and limiting travel will hurt the economy of the continent as well as inhibit resources to actually...
After 13 Years Is a Name Change in Order for the War on Terror?

After 13 Years Is a Name Change in Order for the War on Terror?

11.24.2014
Our four trillion dollar-plus investment gave rise to a crew of war profiteers that Risen dubs "the oligarchs of 9/11" and who are now...
5 Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air

5 Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air

11.24.2014
For decades now, the first four of these assertions have formed the foundation of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The events of 9/11 added...
A Rabbinic Comment on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

A Rabbinic Comment on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

11.21.2014
By acknowledging the broken-ness of our political parties; by taking responsible executive action (and by testing those encoded limits...
Unrelenting Gore

Unrelenting Gore

11.20.2014
In the end I suppose, the greatest single reason to stop sharing the brutal images on Facebook is because they become less moving over...

Preventing a Nuclear ISIS

11.18.2014
The risk of ISIS getting a nuclear bomb are small. But they are not zero.
Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

11.18.2014
At a political science conference on Friday, I presented research my students and I were working on about the subject of beheadings. We...
Terrorist Attacks Jump Worldwide

Terrorist Attacks Jump Worldwide

11.18.2014
By Peter Apps WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The number of people killed in militant attacks worldwide jumped more than...

Klinghoffer

11.17.2014
The three make a trip of atypical opera themes, but no new opera brought the Met as much controversy as Klinghoffer.
Treating the Terror Psychosis

Treating the Terror Psychosis

11.17.2014
America is afflicted with a debilitating ailment that has warped the collective national mind. Its symptoms are the experience of persistent...