Published April 19, 2013
Contrary to popular perception, most of the foreigners involved in jihadi terror plots in America have not been Arab.
Published October 17, 2012
Americans got to watch two debates last night -- the debate before and after CNN's Candy Crowley's ill-considered intervention as moderator-in-chief.
Published September 17, 2012
The roots of the current violence in the Middle East lie in the decades, indeed, centuries of deep seated Muslim resentment of the West. The current round is the by-product of an ongoing power struggle in the Middle East in the wake of the dramatic Arab Spring upheavals.
Published July 18, 2012
The Syrian regime seems on the verge of collapse. The killing of several key officials -- the defense minister and the president’s brother-in-law -- suggests that the regime that has already killed 17,000 could crumble far more quickly than most experts anticipated even a few weeks ago.
Published June 18, 2012
While the US cannot directly rescue or resettle all of the 2.4 million refugees of the Iraq war, surely it has a special obligation to help those in Iraq and Afghanistan who have saved American lives and worked for us.
Published May 26, 2012
Egypt’s first free presidential election turning into an ominous replay of Egypt’s past.
Published April 30, 2012
In an election year, voters should demand that President Obama clarify where he stands on the balance between freedom and national security.
Published March 27, 2012
Syria's Bashar Assad says he'll accept UN envoy Kofi Annan's plan to end the uprising. But what he does not intend to do is step aside as president or meet the Syrian opposition demands.
Published March 16, 2012
As Syrian protesters were being killed, tortured and jailed for demanding political reform it appears Syrian president Bashar Assad was downloading iTunes and sending his wife video clips and lyrics of country music songs.
Published February 22, 2012
Marie Colvin cared. She never lost her capacity for outrage. The Middle East and journalism will be sadder now without her voice. But she would chide me and all her colleagues for grieving. “Jude,” she would say. “Stop crying and get on a plane. You should be here.”