Incisive Commentary

December 6, 2007 "Stumbling Blocks" Here we have, as if they were needed, more reasons why negotiating with the PA is impossible: The Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council has passed a law (first reading) saying that any concession...

Getting rid of Bashar Assad won’t end Syria’s civil war

http://www.meforum.org/3501/bashar-assad-syria-civil-war To hear Obama administration officials talk about the Syrian civil war, you'd think it all hinges on the fate of one man. According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Syrian President Bashar Assad "calculated...

The Iraqi Model: As Good As It Gets

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2012/04/iraqi-model-as-good-as-it-gets.html Iraq is in a mess. Violence continues. Factionalism leads to endless bickering. Corruption is at high levels. Christians live in fear or flee altogether. Islamism is constantly creeping forward. Yet I would suggest that...

Saddam and Al Qaida

Despite their bitter divisions over possible war in Iraq, doves and many hawks on this side of the Atlantic share a common, often-stated belief: that there is "no evidence" of a link between Osama...

A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL SURVEY DATA ABOUT ARAB OPINION

http://www.gloria-center.org/2013/12/a-look-at-international-survey-data-about-arab-opinion/ This article evaluates Arab public opinion with the “Arab Opinion Index” by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) in Doha, Qatar. The Index covers 12 Arab countries with 85 percent...

Qatar’s terror funding makes it more foe than friend to U.S., critics say

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/16/qatar-cozies-up-to-us-while-funding-terror-say-critics/ Qatar has simultaneously been championed as a Western ally in the fight against terror and criticized as the Middle East's chief enabler of radical jihad. It may have found a way to be both,...

Al-Ahram Weekly

Making Anti-Terrorism Global by Jailan Halawi Heading "Egypt's interior minister El-Adli seized the occasion of the Arab interior ministers' meeting in Amman to renew Egypt's call for an international conference on terrorism. The meeting, resolving to escalate...

UAE & UNRWA – CRISIS?

The United Arab Emirates says it does not plan to fund the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, this year as part of a “wiser way of...

Egyptian government seizes Brotherhood assets

http://www.aawsat.net/2014/01/article55326297 Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat-Government sources told Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday that Egyptian authorities had ordered the seizure of the assets of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members because it suspected them of “funding terrorism.” Dr Hisham Kamal,...

Fatah Leaders: Abbas Is A Dictator

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4341/fatah-abbas-dictator Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has finally made peace with Hamas. But will he able to extinguish the fire that has erupted in his own backyard? Earlier this week, Abbas decided to expel five "unruly"...