Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.
The argument that democracy had made the Muslim world dysfunctional was always chancy.
Both Hamas and Fatah are playing the game of pretending to end violence.
The greatest tragedy made manifest in Steubenville is the attitude of teenage men toward girls.
Schools across the country are banning not the gun, but the idea of the gun.
Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.
As Obama visits the region, he would do well to take the following facts into consideration.
Publishing house Palgrave Macmillan apologized for appearing to endorse "the Palestinian struggle."
It is unthinkable that Israelis should look at Jonathan through American eyes.
On January 16, 2003, the private Project Daniel Group first advised then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons.
For days and weeks before Pesach, we meticulously clean our homes, making sure that not a crumb of bread might, God forbid, be found when we begin the festival of matzahs.
As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.
Social thinking is not concerned with solving problems by tackling them, but by transforming society so that the problems no longer exist.
Even the modestly dressed and Islamist friendly Catherine Ashton did not escape being photoshopped.
Unlike the militarization of civilian law enforcement, military drones are not a threat to Americans.
Before the "8 March Revolution," Syria had been exceptionally unstable. Then came the heavy hand of the Ba'athists.
When and if Obama visits, he will be reminded of the fact that many Palestinians continue to regard the U.S. as an enemy, not a friend.
Like Chavez, Obama presides over a poorer country whose poor are convinced that he is the only thing standing between them and absolute poverty.
Obamerica will be known as a party country, a good place to buy the good things if you are one of the sons of the rich or are a tourist from a rich country.