M. Zuhdi Jasser, Exposing the "Flying Imams"
How Islamists battle moderate Muslims for community leadership

Efraim Karsh and Rory Miller, Did Edward Said Really Speak Truth to Power?
The academy celebrates a legacy at odds with reality

Philip Carl Salzman, The Middle East's Tribal DNA
How the region's current problems reflect its social origins

Eyal Zisser, Where Is Bashar al-Assad Headed?
Syria may be weak, but its leader is secure

P.R. Kumaraswamy, Delhi: Between Tehran and Washington
India's difficulties with Iran do not result from a desire to please Washington

William Wunderle and Andre Briere, Augmenting Israel's Qualitative Military Edge
Keeping Israel secure mandates recognizing the new Iranian enemy


Jonathan Fine, Contrasting Secular and Religious Terrorism
Not all terrorism is the same

Melvin E. Lee, The Fantasy of Grievance-Based Terrorism
Jihadism, not U.S. foreign policy, motivates terrorism


How Violent Is Iraqi Culture?
A U.N. official asks whether violence is inherent in Iraqi culture


Brief Reviews
Arabs ... Islamism ... Iraq ... Jihad


Michael Rubin, Mahmoud Salehi
A baker struggles to be heard amidst Tehran's labor crackdown