June 15, 2017|Andrew HarrodJihad Watch
Nader Hashemi's opening remark of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy's (CSID) annual conference, held last month at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, dripped with the sophistry and hostility that saturated the event. "There is...
February 07, 2017|Mitchell BardThe Daily Caller
In a novel approach to defending terrorists, Yale University political science professor Andrew March argues that the U.S. should not designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a terrorist organization because it could subject researchers to...
September 16, 2015|Michael RubinCommentary Magazine
Professor Bernard Lewis and the late Professor Fouad Ajami founded the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) eight years ago after the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), long the main professional association for...
August 21, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
Who would object to a program that sends American Muslims to Israel to meet with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian residents in order "to explore how Jews understand Judaism, Israel, and Jewish peoplehood"? Answer: Middle East studies professors...
October 07, 2014|Michael RubinCommentary Magazine
That the academy today has become a source of moral inversion is, unfortunately, becoming ever more clear. There are any number of examples, with the latest involving anthropologists who have announced their boycott of Israeli universities. A...
November 17, 2011|Alan JacobsFrontPage Magazine
[Ed. note: published as "Juan Cole's Totalitarian Odyssey."] Few professors in the controversial world of Middle East studies boast more about their own notoriety than Juan Cole, a man who believes the consistent criticism of his public positions...
July 22, 2011|Michael RubinContentions (Web Log of Commentary)
The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) has demanded an explanation from Yale University about whether the George W. Bush administration interfered with or intimidated the university prior to Yale's rejection of University of Michigan professor...
February 21, 2011|Michael RubinContentions (Blog of Commentary Magazine)
Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), recently ranked Yale as among the worst colleges for free speech. Certainly, my alma mater deserves its notoriety. In 2009, Yale College Dean Mary Miller...
October 15, 2010|David J. RusinIslamist Watch
Norwegian journalist Halvor Tjønn, who recently finished a biography of Muhammad for Oslo publisher Kagge, is the latest to experience a phenomenon that spans more than two decades: the sudden and mysterious cancellation of Islam-related books. Rita
September 29, 2010|Michael RubinThe Corner (Blog of National Review Online)
Yale sophomore Sharif Vakili takes on Yale lecturer Hillary Mann Leverett and her well-publicized class meeting with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I don't know Vakili, but his essay is good reminder that naked realism as embraced by Leverett