Islamic Fundamentalists vs the Missionary Position
January 22, 2014
The best 9/11 novel is a comic one
An anthropologist studies Afghan hearts and minds, and finds something disturbing.
Infographic: Is Closing Gitmo a Security Risk or Wise Move?
October 29, 2013
As Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas Al-Libi, who was captured recently in Libya, awaits trial before a New York federal court, military commissions for five of the U.S. military’s most high-value detainees drag on at the U.S.
Hezbollah Terrorists May Be Out of a Safe Haven
September 24, 2013
Hezbollah terrorists fleeing justice may be seeing the end of their reign of impunity in Lebanon.
Africa's Obsession with Shopping Malls
September 23, 2013
A year ago, a friend from rural South Africa called me full of excitement. His hometown, a large village called Burgersfort, was finally “getting on the map,” he said.
The Five Next Steps the U.S. Should Take to Defeat al-Qaeda
August 09, 2013
As fifteen U.S. embassies remain shuttered across the Middle East, it’s clear that, however successful drone strikes have been at degrading al-Qaeda’s strength, the terrorist group continues to be an adaptable and resilient foe.
Why I'm Boycotting CVS, Not Rolling Stone
July 18, 2013
CVS, Walgreen’s and several other chains have announced they will not sell the August issue of Rolling Stone because of the cover story about Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Attorney-Client Privilege? Not at Gitmo
June 28, 2013
A decade after the U.S.
The Year of the Skyjacker
June 17, 2013
In 1972, they owned the skies.
Our Distorted "National Debate" Over Surveillance
June 12, 2013
Back in the mid-'80s, this country engaged in a tortuous debate over aid to Nicaragua’s Contras.