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The Search for a Syrian Solution Continues

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Charles Naas

by Charles Naas In his first inaugural address Franklin Roosevelt stated that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He, of course, was referring to the deep depression and collapse of the American economy. ... Read More


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Islamophobia Surges on the Right

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib Barack Obama seems determined to strike out at the anti-Muslim bigotry coursing through the American right. The policies being pushed by Republicans—particularly by those campaigning to be president—have reached a new low, and ... Read More


Syrian refugees having rest at the floor of Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 5 September 2015.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Another Perspective

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Post-Paris, there are good reasons for concern over the mass migration of mainly Syrian refugees into Europe. The knowledge that a November 13 Islamic State (ISIS or IS) attacker slipped into Europe among ... Read More



Iran: Key to Stabilizing the Middle East

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman At multiple conferences in Washington this month, participants have engaged in long, thoughtful discussions of the multiple crises in the Middle East and what perils there will await the next president of the ... Read More



Let’s Not Forget Beirut

Published on November 19th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe A brief preface to two notable articles—there are others you can find on the Web (notably, this excellent piece by Anne Barnard in The New York Times Monday) — on the disparity in U.S. ... Read More



The Middle East: What Does the US Really Need?

Published on November 19th, 2015 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Last week’s brutal attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) in the heart of Paris have again riveted Western attention on terrorism, not “out there someplace” but “here at home.” It ... Read More


An F-117 Nighthawk engages it's target and drops a GBU-28 guided bomb unit during the 'live-fire' weapons testing mission COMBAT HAMMER, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The Islamic State, the West, and 21st-Century War

Published on November 19th, 2015 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell The collective outrage and sorrow in the West surrounding the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris tell us many things, but nothing we didn’t already know about the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) ... Read More

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