Ideological Warfare Against Nonviolent Political Islam

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by Paul R. Pillar Legislation introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) is regrettable on multiple counts.  It represents a perversion of the FTO list… Continue Reading  

Your Tax Dollars Are Enabling Police Brutality in Egypt

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by Chris Toensing Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement exploded into the headlines, violence by American police officers has come under fire from activists and ordinary citizens alike. Less discussed, however, is how the U.S. government winks at the… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Sisi’s Rule Teetering

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by Emile Nakhleh The recent downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai peninsula, most likely due to a bomb, is emblematic of the inability of the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to comprehend the threats facing it and its… Continue Reading  

Is Putin Really as Foolish as We Are?

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by John Feffer Nixon lied. Surely this is not a shocker. But what’s interesting about the latest revelation concerning Nixon and Vietnam is that the most duplicitous president in U.S. history actually knew that the U.S. air war in Southeast… Continue Reading  

Lessons from America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East

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by Chas W. Freeman Twenty-six years ago, when the elder President Bush asked me to be his ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he assured me that “nothing much ever happens in Arabia.”  That had been the case for quite a while. … Continue Reading