The Islamic State’s Dollars and Cents

by Derek Davison Last August, the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) put out a video that would’ve thrilled most gold bugs if it had been produced by just about anybody else. Called “The Rise of the Khilafah and the Return… Continue Reading  

There’s a Glaring Omission in the Economist’s Special Report on Iran

by Jahandad Memarian According to a recent special report on Iran in The Economist: “The revolution is over.” The article concludes by suggesting that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s approach to the country’s controversial nuclear program and international relations is a departure… Continue Reading  

The Economist Endorses Linkage, Calls On White House to “Legislate” End of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Economist, in its latest cover editorial, appears to be solidly behind the concept of “linkage” in its call for greater U.S. leadership in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Linkage—a concept endorsed by the top levels of the U.S. military and… Continue Reading  

Guardian’s Whitaker on ‘Arabian Gulf’

Writing in the British newspaper the Guardian‘s Comment is Free section, Brian Whitaker took up the question of ‘Persian’ versus ‘Arabian’ Gulf. He says he prefers to just call it “the Gulf,” but notes that Iran has even rejected this… Continue Reading