Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?

Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?

After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war.

America Held Hostage

America Held Hostage

A few Americans are held hostage by al-Qaeda. The rest of us are held hostage by the U.S. overreliance on military force.

The Sum of Our Fears

The Sum of Our Fears

Has the Internet and social media primed us to worry too much about improbable threats — and too little about probable ones?

Barack Obama and the Will to Fight

Barack Obama and the Will to Fight

Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn’t willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.

The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Sooner or later, if citizens are going to support further wars and impingements on their own civil liberties, they need red meat.

Carnage in the Streets of Iraq

Carnage in the Streets of Iraq

Attacks from Iraq’s Sunni militant groups are unlikely to provoke Shia reprisals. But what the violence can do is increase the chances that Iraqis will lose complete faith in their political leaders.