The State Department of What Planet?

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

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.

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...

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.

Cyprus Joins the Middle East

Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.

Romney Stumbles on Foreign Policy

Barack Obama has a weak record in the Middle East, but one would not learn this from the debate, where Mitt Romney praised Obama's achievements ("It's wonderful that Libya seems to be making some progress"), agreed with Obama more than he disagreed, and rarely pointed out his failings. Presumably, Romney took this mild approach to establish his likability, competence, and suitability to serve as commander-in-chief.

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.

Viscount Samuel, Meet Secretary Hagel

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

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.

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.

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.

Innocents Abroad Build Foreign Armies

When will American politicians and military leaders eventually realize that training foreign soldiers does not allies make them?

Palgrave Macmillan Participates in ‘Israel Apartheid Week’

Publishing house Palgrave Macmillan apologized for appearing to endorse "the Palestinian struggle."

Erdoğan’s Decade

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.

Daniel Pipes: West Must Oppose Islamism (Video)

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes appeared on the 'Cross Talk' program to argue that the West should use its influence to oppose Islamism instead of supporting it.

Mainstream Jewish Institutions Honor Anti-Zionists

What is it about Jewish organizations that they acclaim their opponents?

Muslim Russia?

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

Can Islam Be Reformed?

History and human nature say yes.

Excluding Jews and Others From Juries

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

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.

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.

Reflections on the Second Presidential Debate

Obama got away with saying that he had characterized the attack on the Benghazi consulate as a terrorist incident because the moderator confirmed his point; in fact he misrepresented the facts when he said "The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that … this was an act of terror."

The Opposition (or Lack thereof) to Hagel

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

Impressions of the Veep Debate

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

Extra Thoughts: Hagelian Dialectic

Extra thoughts that could not make the main text of "When AIPAC Went AWOL."

Islamism in Disarray

Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.

Obama Turns on Israel

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

Is Netanyahu Again Offering the Golan Heights to Syria?

Shimon Shiffer reports in Yedioth Ahronoth that in secret talks in 2010 via U.S. government mediator Frederic C. Hof, Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed in principle to a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights to the June 4, 1967, lines in return for the "expectation" of Bashar al-Assad cutting ties with Iran, and that the nearly-completed negotiations ended because of the anti-Assad uprising that began in January 2011.

Obama’s Foreign Fiasco

His singular foreign policy accomplishment, trumpeted ad nauseam, was the execution of Osama bin Laden.

Israelis Have So Many Reasons to Be Happy, Mr. Kerry

Things have never been so good in the Jewish state.

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