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Viscount Samuel, Meet Secretary Hagel

Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.

Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq, a Decade Later

Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.

Arguing against ‘Limited’ Strikes on the Assad Regime

Surviving the strikes will permit Assad to boast that he defeated the United States.

Video: US Embassy Overreaction

The point of having embassies in the first place is for them to remain open...

The Right Moment for Israel’s Danny Danon?

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

Muslim Killings in the US: Jihad or Criminality?

Both law enforcement, the media and elected officials are reluctant to give out information about the attackers' religion, much less their motives.

Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas

One must expect future non-suicide bombers to turn to niqabs or burqas, as many terrorists and criminals have repeatedly done.

Excluding Jews and Others From Juries

As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.

Fixing Egypt’s Economy: No More Military Macaroni

The military has grown so large because of preferential tax treatment, subsidized labor, an extra-legal status, and old-boy networks.

Support the Syrian Rebels?

If Assad is winning, Western governments should respond by helping the rebels to prevent Assad from crushing them.

The Opposition (or Lack thereof) to Hagel

Odd that CUFI is out there swinging and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is silent.

Obama Turns on Israel

Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.

Can Islam Be Reformed?

History and human nature say yes.

The State Department of What Planet?

What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect.

Islamist Assassinations in the West

Assassination sends a specific signal to others not to follow in the victim's footsteps.

Daniel Pipes: Superficiality Reigns Before the Election

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.

On Second Thought, Maybe Israel’s Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea

Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.

Impressions of the Veep Debate

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes' thoughts on the Biden-Ryan debate.

Still Blaming Conservatives for Lee Harvey Oswald

Dallas was a bastion of right-wing kooks with a vast legacy -- now, watch how this bastion gets blamed for the communist Oswald...

Open Letter to Sen. Charles Schumer on the Hagel Appointment

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.

Debating on Iranian TV – And More (Video)

The 25-minute show was the most hare-brained and loony of my 35 years going on television.

Islamism in Disarray

Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.

Conspiracy Theories Triumphant in Turkey

The sort of reasoning going around in Turkey regarding the Israeli strike in Syria can quickly leave one with a sore head.

No Disagreement Between Hamas and Fatah

Both Hamas and Fatah are playing the game of pretending to end violence.

140,000 US-Made Teargas Canisters to Morsi’s Egypt

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...

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