The West’s two big mistakes in the Arab world
Jennifer S. Bryson | 08 April 2013 |
tags: Arab Spring, book reviews, Islam
By treating Islam as monolithic and insisting on secularisation Western powers miss opportunities to help democracy take root.
The myth of disappearing Lebanese Christians
Michael Cook | 20 February 2013 |
tags: demography, Lebanon
A bombshell report shows that Christians are making a demographic comeback in Lebanon because of tumbling Muslim birth rates.
Bloody and brutal? Yes. Botched? It depends.
Mat Hardy | 23 January 2013 |
After decades of fighting terrorists at home, the Algerian army has different priorities.
What do we mean by Islamism?
Denis MacShane | 18 January 2013 |
The British media and political landscape have obscured an in-depth understanding of Islamism, the ideology, as separate from the Muslim faith. Two books can be a small help.
Avoiding the Wars That Never End
George Friedman | 16 January 2013 |
tags: terrorism, United States, warfare
The United States is being forced by the permanent warfare being waged by Islamist terrorists to alter its strategic view of the world.
Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012 |
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.
Morsi tips the strategic balance in the Middle East
George Friedman | 05 December 2012 |
tags: foreign policy, Middle East, Stratfor
The new Egyptian president has moved to consolidate the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, with unpredictable consequences.
Why can’t Islam apologize?
Robert R. Reilly | 12 October 2012 |
tags: Chrstianity, Islam, Judaism, Qur'an
Shouldn't tolerance be a two-way street?
Will Salafism blight the Arab Spring?
Kamran Bokhari | 04 October 2012 |
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Islam, Salafism
An austere and aloof movement within Islam could derail democratic gains.
Free speech in America, death in Nigeria
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 28 September 2012 |
tags: Africa, free speech, Muslims, social media
It is time to stop defending inflammatory spite under the banner of free speech.
The death of a dictator and the death of an ambassador
George Friedman | 19 September 2012 |
tags: foreign policy, Libya, Stratfor
If you wage war for moral ends, you are morally bound to manage the consequences.
Michael Cook | 18 September 2012 |
tags: Benedict XVI, Islam, Lebanon
The Pope seems to be connecting with the Muslim world in a way that no other world leader has.
The human rights and wrongs of “Innocence of Muslims”
Sarah Joseph | 14 September 2012 |
tags: hate speech, Middle East, Muslims, USA
Should the United States have banned the film that has caused ructions in the Middle East as hate speech?
Is Man by Nature in Relation to the Infinite?
Robert R. Reilly | 30 August 2012 |
tags: Christianity, Islam, reason
The notion of "let's be reasonable about this" has a long history and a deep meaning behind it.
Is Romney right about culture?
Robert R. Reilly | 06 August 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Islam, Mitt Romney
The presidential candidate has copped a lot of criticism for attributing Israeli prosperity to its culture. He's still right.
Why the West got Egypt wrong
George Friedman | 30 May 2012 |
tags: Arab Spring, Egypt, Syria
In both Egypt and Syria the hopes of the Arab Spring have faded, with the ideals of Western liberals coming a distant third.
The honour killings which shook Canada’s soul
Rebekah Hebbert | 14 February 2012 |
tags: Canada, honor killings, multiculturalism
Wealthy Afghan immigrants murdered the first wife and three daughters because they had become too “Western”.
The dangers of wishful thinking in the Middle East
Robert R. Reilly | 11 January 2012 |
tags: Arab Spring, Islamism
Projecting Western ideas onto the Arab Spring seriously underestimates the danger of Islamism.
Should the US be an idealist or a realist about Egypt?
George Friedman | 07 December 2011 |
tags: foreign policy, human rights, Islam, Stratfor
What if there are democratic elections and the people choose a regime that violates the principles of Western human rights?
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