Spike in Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in India

India Economic Summit 2008

by Alan Potter Barack Obama recently visited India, where he was received with open arms by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a lavish Republic Day celebration. But with Western countries badly needing to heal their rift with the Muslim… Continue Reading  

Why Is it Specifically Muslims Who are Resisting the West?

Egypt-Muslims

by Graham E. Fuller Many people ask why it appears to be specifically Muslims who are in confrontation with the West today, as compared to other ethnic groups who also bear historical grievances from treatment at the hands of the… Continue Reading  

Middle Eastern Turmoil and the Scaremongering on Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar It has not been a smooth month for those who want to keep Iran in pariahdom forever and thus seek to kill any international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions bill that is the deal-killers’… Continue Reading  

Looking Beyond a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif conduct a bilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2014

by David Shams After more than three decades of estrangement, the US and Iran aren’t likely to quickly normalize their relationship even if—which is still a big if—they reach a nuclear deal in the coming weeks or months. The animosity… Continue Reading  

Europe: The End of Normality

Belgian soldiers during an exercise

by Lieven De Cauter The events in France (Charlie Hebdo and other attacks) and Belgium (a raid in Verviers that prevented a similar terrorist attack) mean the end of normality for Europe and the beginning of a long state of emergency. The… Continue Reading