• September 01, 2011|Amitai EtzioniMiddle East Quarterly

    Toward a Nonviolent, Pluralistic Middle East

    The 2001 attacks on the United States have intensified the debate that has existed since the dawn of Islam: How is the West to respond to the followers of Muhammad? Some—most famously Bernard Lewis and Samuel Huntington—held that the contest is...

  • March 01, 2011|Amitai EtzioniMiddle East Quarterly

    Mission Creep and Its Discontents

    Washington's persistent difficulties in Afghanistan are due to the Obama administration's mission creep. Within a matter of months, U.S. operations expanded from counterterrorism measures designed "to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda in...