Islam

Just War and Jihad

Within both Christianity and Islam there are theological disputes around when the use of military force is permitted

The Iraq War Was a Success

Although the Iraq War was long and costly, leaving Saddam Hussein in power would only have led to even worse outcomes

Between Prime Minister and Prophet: Reflections on Geert Wilders

Although unlikely to become the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Geert Wilders has unmistakably altered his nation’s political trajectory

Christian Realism, Islamic Realism 

Is there a version of Islam recognizable to most Muslims that ethically bears resemblance to the principles of Christian Realism? 

Democracy’s Failure in Pakistan and then Afghanistan

The story of democracy’s failure to take root in Afghanistan is directly related to its failure in Pakistan

The World’s Largest Muslim-Majority Country Goes to the Polls

On February 14th, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, Indonesia, will elect its next president.

Russia, Iran, and China are Weaker Than They Appear

Despite narratives of Western decline, we must observe the problems afflicting our rivals as well

Misunderstanding bin Laden’s 2002 “Letter to Americans”

Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to Americans” from 2002 continues to be recirculated and misunderstood by Westerners

The New Progressive-Islamist Alliance

A pernicious coalition of progressives and Islamists has been at the forefront of anti-Israel activism. But this bond is nothing new.