What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect.
Muslims make up 30 out of 31 most wanted terrorists, or about 97 percent of them.
Dallas was a bastion of right-wing kooks with a vast legacy -- now, watch how this bastion gets blamed for the communist Oswald...
The sort of reasoning going around in Turkey regarding the Israeli strike in Syria can quickly leave one with a sore head.
Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.
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.
Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.
Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.
Both law enforcement, the media and elected officials are reluctant to give out information about the attackers' religion, much less their motives.
Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.
Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.
When will American politicians and military leaders eventually realize that training foreign soldiers does not allies make them?
Publishing house Palgrave Macmillan apologized for appearing to endorse "the Palestinian struggle."
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.
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.
What is it about Jewish organizations that they acclaim their opponents?
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
History and human nature say yes.
As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.
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.
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.
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."
Odd that CUFI is out there swinging and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is silent.
Middle East expert Daniel Pipes' thoughts on the Biden-Ryan debate.
Extra thoughts that could not make the main text of "When AIPAC Went AWOL."
Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.
Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.
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.
His singular foreign policy accomplishment, trumpeted ad nauseam, was the execution of Osama bin Laden.
Things have never been so good in the Jewish state.