Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Arabs vs. the Abdullah Plan
Is the Saudi initiative a genuine peace overture?

Benjamin T. Acosta, The Suicide Bomber as Sunni-Shi‘i Hybrid
The modern "martyr" draws from rival traditions

Saeid Golkar, The Reign of Hard-line Students in Iran's Universities
How the Student Basij serve the regime's purposes

Denis MacEoin, Keith Ellison's Stealth Jihad
America's first Muslim congressman and his Islamist friends

Anna Borshchevskaya, Sponsored Corruption and Neglected Reform in Syria
Damascus fakes transparency and bankrupts its people

Onn Winckler, Can the GCC Weather the Economic Meltdown?
Gulf states cope with the crisis but face political turmoil


Benny Morris, "The 1948 War Was an Islamic Holy War"
An Israeli “New Historian” rights the record


John Brennan, "Jihad Is a Holy Struggle"
The president's security advisor misreads Islamic extremism


David Rodman, The Myth of Palestinian Victimhood
Arabs shaped their own destiny in 1948

Brief Reviews
Nuclear Iran ... Nazi propaganda ... Occupying Iraq ... The Israel lobby


Denis MacEoin, Muhammad Sa‘id Tayyib
Saudi reformers toe the line