What Egypt's President Sisi Really Thinks

by Daniel Pipes

A 2006 photograph shows Egyptian Brig. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (center) in a group picture of the International Fellows class of 2006 of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His 5,000-word English- language term paper, "Democracy in the

Should Washington Withhold Aid to Egypt?

by Yehuda Blanga

Despite having signed a peace treaty with Israel, Egypt's armed forces continue to receive thousands of tanks and hundreds of planes from Washington. "There's no conceivable scenario in which they'd need all those tanks short of an alien invasion,"

Israel's Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean

by Efraim Inbar

About 90 percent of Israel's foreign trade is carried out via the Mediterranean Sea. The East Mediterranean is also important in terms of energy transit. Close to 5 percent of global oil supply and 15 percent of global liquefied natural gas travels via

Arab Uprisings May Doom Middle East Christians

by Hilal Khashan

Not even having the Arabic word for resistance (muqawama) tattooed on his right arm could save the life of avowedly-secularist, pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni. The Italian leader of the blockade-breaking Free Gaza flotilla was executed by


What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? A Memoir.

by David Harris-Gershon

How to Befriend a Terrorist Death's abrupt intrusion into life is the focus of Harris-Gershon's elaborately titled 2013 debut, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? In 2002, the author (who now lives in Pittsburgh)