THE ARAB LOBBY

Mitchell Bard, The American Component
An obscure alliance undermines U.S. Middle East interests

Steven J. Rosen, The European Component
The road to Washington runs through Paris, London, and Berlin

BAN THE BURQA?

Phyllis Chesler, The Argument in Favor
The burqa is not a religious garment but a reactionary political statement

Benjamin Ismail, France Votes Yes
After years of debate, the French government outlaws full-face veiling

 

Mark Wilbanks and Efraim Karsh, How the "Sons of Iraq" Stabilized Iraq
A predominantly Sunni movement helped turn the tide

Interview: Ali Allawi, "Iraq Got the Worst of All Worlds"
A former Iraqi minister reconsiders the 2003 Iraq war

Dateline: Lee Smith, Egypt after Mubarak
With their president rumored to be terminally ill, Egyptians fear for the futureDownload PDF of Full Issue (7.4Mb)

REVIEWS

Max Abrahms, What Makes Terrorists Tick?
Do attackers seek political returns or social gain?

Brief Reviews
The Neo-Taliban ... Iran's militaries ... Egypt's politics ... Islamism's threat

DISSIDENT WATCH

Simcha Katsnelson, Anwar al-Bunni
A Syrian human rights lawyer is imprisoned