Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.
Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.
Surviving the strikes will permit Assad to boast that he defeated the United States.
The point of having embassies in the first place is for them to remain open...
As Netanyahu appears to be making excessive and immoral concessions to the Palestinian Authority, Danon has emerged as a leading dissident ready to challenge his prime minister
Both law enforcement, the media and elected officials are reluctant to give out information about the attackers' religion, much less their motives.
One must expect future non-suicide bombers to turn to niqabs or burqas, as many terrorists and criminals have repeatedly done.
As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.
The military has grown so large because of preferential tax treatment, subsidized labor, an extra-legal status, and old-boy networks.
If Assad is winning, Western governments should respond by helping the rebels to prevent Assad from crushing them.
Odd that CUFI is out there swinging and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is silent.
Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.
History and human nature say yes.
What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect.
Assassination sends a specific signal to others not to follow in the victim's footsteps.
It happens every four years, as U.S. presidential elections roll around: I feel like a stranger. That's because news reports blare out what's not of interest: trivial statistics (171,000 jobs added in October; jobless rate up 0.1 percent to 7.9 percent), biographical irrelevancies (claims that Romney outsourced jobs to other countries when at Bain Capital), and forgettable gaffes (Obama saying that "Voting is the best revenge"). This limited discussion misses the main points.
Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.
Middle East expert Daniel Pipes' thoughts on the Biden-Ryan debate.
Dallas was a bastion of right-wing kooks with a vast legacy -- now, watch how this bastion gets blamed for the communist Oswald...
You expressed having had "genuine concerns" about Hagel prior to your White House meeting with him; now is the moment for you to follow the dictates of your conscience.
The 25-minute show was the most hare-brained and loony of my 35 years going on television.
Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.
The sort of reasoning going around in Turkey regarding the Israeli strike in Syria can quickly leave one with a sore head.
Both Hamas and Fatah are playing the game of pretending to end violence.
The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 teargas canisters to Egypt's Interior Ministry. It further reports that this shipment...