December 31, 2015|Burak BekdilThe Gatestone Institute
Slightly edited version of an article originally published under the title "Russian Imperialism Meets Illusions of Ottoman Grandeur." In a 2012 speech, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, then foreign minister, predicted that Syrian...
December 31, 2015|Raheem KassamBreitbart
Originally published under the title "The Collapse Of Old Europe In 2015: Not With A Bang, But With A Whimper." So this is the way 2015 ends for Europe – not with a bang, but with a whimper. With Brussels, Paris, London, and Berlin...
December 31, 2015|Daniel PipesAsia Times
DUBAI – At a time of civil war, anarchy, extremism, and impoverishment in the Middle East, the city-states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi stand out as the places where Arabic speakers are flourishing, innovating, and offering a model for moving...
December 30, 2015|Gregg Roman and Gary C. GambillThe Albany Times-Union
Originally published under the title "America Leads Rest of the World in Tolerance of Muslims." Hillary Clinton's claim during the most recent Democratic debate that ISIS is "showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and...
December 30, 2015|Adam TaylorThe Washington Post
Originally published under the title "Leaked Documents May Reveal the Inner Workings of the Islamic State — But What If They Are Fake?" If you want to really understand the Islamic State and go beyond the propaganda, looking at the...
December 29, 2015|Tarek FatahThe Toronto Sun
It was early morning on the anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2013 when Toronto Police Constable Alexi Prodanos, working the midnight shift, got a call at 6:00 a.m. about a 'break and entry' at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto...
December 29, 2015|Lee SmithMEF Wire
Lee Smith, senior editor at the Weekly Standard and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, briefed the Middle East Forum on December 16, 2015. The obsessive international preoccupation with ISIS...
December 29, 2015|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times
Originally published under the title "The danger of partial no-go zones: Allowing areas where Muslims exclude non-Muslims signals Western weakness." Partial no-go zones in majority-Muslim areas are a part of the urban landscape from the...
December 28, 2015|A.J. CaschettaThe Washington Examiner
Originally published under the title "Democrats Don't Know the Islamic State." With each new speech they make, the nation's two top Democrats continue to reveal their profound ignorance of what motivates the enemy both promise to...
December 24, 2015|Burak BekdilThe Gatestone Institute
It is the same old Middle East story: The Shiites accuse Sunnis of passionately following sectarian policies; Sunnis accuse the Shiites of passionately following sectarian polices; and they are both right. Except that Turkey's pro-Sunni sectarian