Saliba Sarsar and David B. Strohmetz, The Economics of Democracy in Muslim Countries
What do GDP and military expenditures say about democracy?

Caroline Sevier, The Costs of Relying on Aging Dictators
Troubled succession ahead for anti-democratic strongmen

Steven Stotsky, Does Foreign Aid Fuel Palestinian Violence?
The disturbing-and ignored-correlation between money and violence

Milena Uhlmann, European Converts to Terrorism
Security officials worry about a new breed of radical Islamists

Denis MacEoin, Tactical Hudna and Islamist Intolerance
Helping Westerners understand what Muslims mean by truce

Dmitry Shlapentokh, The Rise of the Chechen Emirate?
The struggle in Chechnya between Islamists and nationalists

Eyal Zisser, An Israeli Watershed: Strike on Syria
Did Israel's air strike change the balance of power?


Ending Londonistan
Cultural appeasement doesn't work. Introduced by Melanie Phillips


E. Haldun Solmazturk, Turkish Secularism Is Democratic
A Turkish general defends separation of mosque and state


Bashar al-Assad ... Abrogation in Islam ... The Middle East's Tribal DNA


Brief Reviews
Iranian bazaar ... The PKK ... Jordan river basin ... Palestinian police ... Yemen


Scott Carpenter, Mohsen Marzouk
A Tunisian activist seeks international support for democratization