Monday, September 28, 2020

Libya’s future echoes Afghanistan’s past

The confusion in western capitals involved in an air war of some sort over Libya — or what the Obama administration in a...

Failed states to blame for own misery

The July/August issue of Foreign Policy features the “Failed States Index” for 2010 — an index it has been publishing every year since 2005...

Free speech distinguishes the West from the rest

In Crowds and Power, the late Elias Canetti, a wonderfully gifted writer and Nobel laureate, brought a unique perspective in examining the human condition...

Iraq election could change history

The recent “tiff,” as George Jonas over at the National Post described the brouhaha between the United States and Israel, pushed aside the emphatically...

Islamist jihad against West rages

As Americans stopped to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11, and ponder how much the world has changed during these years, an ocean away...

Walk in Jerusalem affirms beliefs

JERUSALEM — There is something special when preconceptions dissolve on your first encounter with a new person or place. As I disembarked a flight at...

The irony of being Obama

Every four years in the U.S., it comes down to the question that the Republican candidate Ronald Reagan asked the American voters in October...

West’s fortunes tied to current wars

The suicide bombings in Baghdad lately are part of the orchestrated campaign by the enemies of freedom in the region to wreck Iraq’s evolving...

Hillary’s message likely will be unheeded

The news from Egypt that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on visiting Alexandria recently, was greeted by a crowd chanting “Monica” while throwing tomatoes...

Mimicking the Middle Ages

A daily watch of someone stricken with a severe malady will more or less confirm with every twitching observed that the patient’s situation is...

Grim anniversary marks UN’s failings

Fifteen years ago this week, the terrible news of a massacre of men and boys, Bosnian Muslims, trickled out of the town of Srebrenica...

Israel facing revival of deep-seated hate

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Israel: Decades-old conflict not about to cease

Since 9/11, western powers have behaved more or less like Prince Hamlet, conflicted by doubts and stalemated by niceties that barely register with those...

Tunisia just one Arab regime going stale

The hasty departure of Tunisian strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali for a life in exile reveals how brittle and lacking in public support are...

Long, bloody road to Islam reform

Two notable Muslim leaders died late last year. Though the deaths of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, 87, of Iran, and Indonesia’s Abdurrahman Wahid, 69, were...