The Worrisome Future of Special Operations
Special Ops used to be about capturing or killing enemies; now it's about shaping public opinion.
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...
The Silver Lining of Obama’s Weak America
Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.
Obama Turns on Israel
Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.
Cyprus Joins the Middle East
Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.
Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt
Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.
In Russia, Christians are declining by 0.6 percent a year and Muslims are increasing at the same rate, which will have dramatic effects over time
Islamism in Disarray
Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.
Do I Not Criticize Israeli Policies?
In fact, I disagree often and volubly with Israeli policies.
Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression
"Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite."
Forget Syria, Target Iran
By all accounts, the mullahs in Tehran are getting ever closer to the point where they at will can order nuclear bombs to be made and readied for use.
Arguing against ‘Limited’ Strikes on the Assad Regime
Surviving the strikes will permit Assad to boast that he defeated the United States.
Obama’s Foreign Fiasco
His singular foreign policy accomplishment, trumpeted ad nauseam, was the execution of Osama bin Laden.
Evidence that Morsi Actually Lost the Egyptian Presidency
Ahmed Shafiq, the former air force commander and former president Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, actually won the presidential race by a narrow margin.
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
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.
Can Islam Be Reformed?
History and human nature say yes.
Developments in Syria and Turkey
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Israelis Have So Many Reasons to Be Happy, Mr. Kerry
Things have never been so good in the Jewish state.
Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West
Other characteristically Muslim crimes taking place in Western countries include honor killings, female genital mutilation, and slave holding.
Support the Syrian Rebels?
If Assad is winning, Western governments should respond by helping the rebels to prevent Assad from crushing them.
Lessons from the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List
Muslims make up 30 out of 31 most wanted terrorists, or about 97 percent of them.
Viscount Samuel, Meet Secretary Hagel
Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.
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.
Report: US Fears Syria Rebel Victory, for Now
Though my suggestion to now back Assad to prevent Jihadi takeover and allow both sides to fight themselves to exhaustion was rejected, it seems now the administration is taking note of my counsel.
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...
Mainstream Jewish Institutions Honor Anti-Zionists
What is it about Jewish organizations that they acclaim their opponents?
What To Do in Syria: Keep Them Fighting (Video)
Middle East expert Daniel Pipes advocates backing Assad in Syria to keep the civil war there going.
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.