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Why Modern Society Is No Longer Better than Traditional Society

Or why modern society is doomed… Continue reading

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Diplomacy and International Relations Are Mostly About “Harb” (War) and “Salaam” (Peace)

The West’s post-Cold War naivety… Continue reading

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Is Turkey in Europe?

Is Turkey part of Europe or not?… Continue reading

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Arab World War Two: Sunni versus Shia

The Arabic-speaking world is gearing up for a massive Sunni versus Shia bloodbath… Continue reading

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Unlike Madonna, the Middle East Isn’t a “Material Girl”

The problem is radical ideology in command on the sides of both leaders and the masses… Continue reading

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Christendom’s Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque

The ongoing Islamification of Turkey… Continue reading

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Can Assad’s Syria Survive Revolution?

How the Assad regime has managed to survive the revolution, for the time being and in contrast to other recent upheavals in the Middle East… Continue reading

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How Arab Governments Manage the Israel Issue

Using the Israel issue is so attractive and useful because there is a lot of popular support for this attitude… Continue reading

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A Look Back at Forty Years of Middle East Analysis

My main goal of forty years of Middle East analysis has been trying to explain the Middle East as it actually exists, how its politics work, and how its history can be understood… Continue reading

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Education for Terrorism

Hamas increases its military and propaganda activities among Gazan youth… Continue reading

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Israel’s Election: An Analysis

Israel’s election results show that Israelis have a basic consensus and yet have very different ways of expressing their political positions… Continue reading

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Israel’s Arabs: Deprived or Radicalized?

Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land… Continue reading

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Syria’s Assyrians, caught in the middle

Of all the Christian communities in Syria, the Assyrians, that is, those Christians who identify as such by virtue of belonging to the Assyrian Church of the East, arguably have the most complex relationship with the Assad regime… Continue reading

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Contemporary Kemalist Intellectuals: Europeanizers Against Europe?

During the last decades, Kemalism, the modernization ideology of the Republic of Turkey, has been vehemently criticized… Continue reading

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Why Economic Development As a Panacea for Middle East Problems is a Myth

While “economic development” sounds like a great idea, in practice it isn’t so effective… Continue reading

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The Left’s only enemy

Like the Israeli Left, the American Left doesn’t want Americans to think about the actual threats to the US emanating from the Islamic world… Continue reading

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Romney Lays It Out: Progress and Success Versus Name-Calling And Bragging About Being Victims

The economic history of the world has shown that “culture makes all the difference”… Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prime Minister Reads ‘Rubin Reports’ – And Doesn’t Like It

During a recent dinner in Amman, Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh of Jordan talked about me at some length, citing my PJ Media article on Israel being in a good strategic situation. Apart from the name-calling, insults, and snorting, he could not refute one point I made… Continue reading

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Lebanon: Fractured Past, Bleak Present

Bill Harris is one of the world’s leading authorities on Lebanon. In this interview he discusses politics there; the possibilities of war with Israel; how Western policy let down the moderates; and the dramatic effects of the Syrian civil war on that neighboring country… Continue reading

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Hindu vs. Muslim Honor Killings

Although the overwhelming majority of honor killings worldwide occur within Muslim communities, one would not know this by reading the mainstream media… Continue reading

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Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin

According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids… Continue reading

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Does Power Moderate Radicals? Where’s the Proof?

An interesting and important question about the Middle East is whether being in power or running in an election inevitably moderates those who are radicals… Continue reading

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If You Don’t Stand Up for Western Civilization It Will Fall

A small incident in an obscure court case in Minnesota shows why we need to understand properly the debate over Islam, Islamism, and Islamophobia… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Egyptians Miffed Over Continuing Algerian Antagonism

Egyptian and foreign observers alike marveled at a level of nationalist fervor and mass mobilization rarely seen before… Continue reading

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Egypt: Islamists vs. Copts

The future of Egypt’s indigenous Christians, the Copts, looks bleak… Continue reading

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