Radical Islamism

The Women’s March that Isn’t Happening: Looking to the Middle East and Reflections on the Misplacement of Outrage
The Women’s March that Isn’t Happening: Looking to the Middle East and Reflections on the Misplacement of Outrage

The problems of sexism and misogynist perceptions of women still exist in America, but they do not have established legal structures supporting them. In the Middle East, societal perceptions of women are just the tip of the iceberg.

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The Key to Fighting Terrorism: Come Together and Take Apart

Prime Minister Theresa May insists, “United we will take on and defeat our enemies.”

Drive Them Out: President Trump Delivers Blunt Speech Against Islamists at Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh
Drive Them Out: President Trump Delivers Blunt Speech Against Islamists at Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

Speaking to leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, President Trump gave the speech an American president has needed to give but perhaps only Trump would have felt comfortable delivering.

The Battle for Mosul and the End of History
The Battle for Mosul and the End of History

In the city of Mosul, gasping through its fifth month of urban warfare, two histories of the world are crossing.

Historian Tom Holland’s film goes to the Islamic roots of ISIS
Historian Tom Holland’s film goes to the Islamic roots of ISIS

On Wednesday night, historian Tom Holland sticks his neck on the line when his latest film for Channel 4 TV, Isis: The Origins of Violence, airs in Britain.

A Warrior in Washington H.R. McMaster
A Warrior in Washington

H.R. McMaster is uniquely suited for the task before him. But it still may not be enough.

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Bitter Harvest: Lessons from FDR’s Russia Policy

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy towards Russia depended on a willful disregard for the Moscow regime’s most brutal acts. The problem for the president—and for the American public—was that he seemed to believe the utterly false portrait of Stalin he helped to create.

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The Principles Behind and Main Points of the Executive Order

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Trump’s attempt to reinstate his executive order pausing refugee travel to the U.S., but it is still useful to understand the executive order’s purpose and some of its larger points.

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A Rough Stretch in a Season of Waiting: Egypt’s Christians & the Cathedral Bombing

It took me a moment to comprehend. I opened my cell phone to check the news and saw the bold headline: 25 dead and 49 injured in an attack on the Coptic Orthodox cathedral. The spiritual center of Egyptian Christianity had been mercilessly violated.