December 23, 2011|Judith GreblyaFrontPage Magazine
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Near Eastern Studies hosted a roundtable discussion last month titled, "After a Decade of the 'War on Terror': The Middle East, Human Rights and American Muslims." Sponsored by the UCLA...
December 11, 2011|Stephen SchwartzAmerican Thinker
Rashid Ghannoushi (or Rachid Ghannouchi in French) is the ideological elder of Tunisia's Ennahda, or the Renaissance Party, the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. He arrived in Washington on Monday, November 28, 2011, in the halo of a skewed
December 08, 2011|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneFrontPage Magazine
As'ad AbuKhalil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a...
December 05, 2011|Michael RubinContentions (blog of Commentary magazine)
Ilan Pappé rode to fame by bashing Israel, repeatedly accusing the Jewish state of war crimes and crying oppression when academics actually looked at his evidence and found it lacking. But, just as with University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole or
December 01, 2011|Winfield MyersThe Edmonton Journal (Alberta, Canada)
Failing to muster empirical evidence in her opinion piece, Laurie Adkin of the University of Alberta settles for ad hominem attacks and religion-based smears against Campus Watch (CW), a project of the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia. If Adkin...
November 22, 2011|Daniel PipesNational Review Online
Is knowledge of Arabic necessary to write about Arabs or make policy toward them? Yes, sniff some of those who have learned the language, known as Arabists. Antony T. Sullivan, for example, pulls rank in the journal Historically Speaking...
November 18, 2011|Judith GreblyaFrontPage Magazine
On Thursday November 10, 2011, approximately sixty people gathered for a lecture hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles's Center for Near Eastern Studies. The event was titled, "Taking Stock: The Arab Uprising on the Eve of Their First
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...
November 11, 2011|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced last month that Walid Phares -- a Lebanese-American Christian, adjunct professor of jihadist global strategies at the National Defense University, and former Middle East studies...
November 10, 2011|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneFrontPage Magazine
"Don't expect me to take a pro-Israel view. I'm an Arab." So declared Gilbert Achcar—professor of development studies and international relations at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies—at the outset of his lecture...