Phyllis Chesler, How Afghan Captivity Shaped My Feminism
Life in an Islamic society lays moral relativism bare


Mohamed Eljahmi, Qadhafi Unrepentant
The Libyan regime has not changed. U.S. rapprochement will backfire

Jon B. Alterman, The Unique Libyan Case
Success with Libya worked but will not be easy to replicate

Patrick Devenny, Hezbollah's Strategic Threat to Israel
Under what circumstances might Hezbollah use its growing arsenal?

Meyrav Wurmser, Zionism in Crisis
The Gaza withdrawal exacerbated a schism in Israel's identity

Barry Rubin, Arab Liberals Argue about America
Satan or savior? Arab intellectuals interpret the United States

Sharon Chadha, Lynne Stewart, Jihadi Lawyer
The blind sheikh's attorney's path from radicalism to holy war

Alex Joffe, Juan Cole and the Decline of Middle Eastern Studies
MESA's new president symbolizes the triumph of polemic over scholarship


Sana Nourani, Akbar Ganji: "Justice in the Face of Tyranny"
From prison, an Iranian journalist speaks out on the Islamic Republic's legitimacy


Defeating terror ... Armenian genocide ... Tunisian reform


Efraim Karsh, Pure Pappé
A New Historian's sloppy history

Brief Reviews
U.S. oil diplomacy ... British Muslims ... Iranian nukes ... Egypt's new Islamists ... Iraqi Kurds


Rachel Hoff, Dissident Watch: Sami Angawi
A Saudi archaeologist works to defend Islam's heritage from Islamist zealotry