Teri Blumenfeld, Are Jihadists Crazy?
Terrorists evade punishment by pleading insanity or mental incompetence

Daniel Doron, Free Markets Can Transform the Middle East
Market economics could bring peace and stability to the region


Ignacio Alvarez-Ossorio, Syria's Struggling Civil Society
A nascent opposition labors to emerge from the ongoing violence

Yvette Talhamy, The Muslim Brotherhood Reborn
Are Islamists poised to dominate a post-Assad coalition?

Damla Aras, Turkish-Syrian Relations Go Downhill
Ankara's decade-long honeymoon with Damascus is over

Wahabuddin Ra'ees, Can Afghanistan Be Rescued?
Afghans can resolve their differences if freed of outside interference

Theodore Reuben Ellis, The Piety Premium of Islamic Bonds
Muslim investors pay a price for Shari'a-compliant issues

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Gary Sick, Discredited but Honored
Debunking a Reagan campaign deal for release of the Tehran hostages

DATELINE: Brendan Daly, Regime Change in Iran?
Why the Islamic Republic's days may be numbered


Brief Reviews
Suicide terrorism ... Gaza's politics ... Israeli militarism ... Dhimmitude