The ongoing uncertainty in the Middle East — especially the ascendance of ISIS — has countries in the region reconsider their over-reliance on international initiatives.
The U.S. and its European allies allegedly out to destroy Daesh and topple the Assad regime are losing credibility. It appears their sophisticated surveillance apparatus is unable to track long columns of military Humvees and tanks decked out in black flags moving through Syria at will.
While it’s true that Western powers can’t claim to have clean hands in the Middle East, Arabs don’t either. Most of the Arab leaderships have consistently shrugged off their responsibility to defend their own people.
Warnings of an impending third intifada are ubiquitous in Israel, Palestine, and abroad.
If politics is the art of the possible, then Tunisian politicians have shown themselves to be masters of it.
It is disingenuous to claim that ISIS is not “Islamic,” in part because there is no “true” and “false” Islam objectively accessible to human beings.
The killing of 31 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula has raised the specter of an all-out war between Cairo and Islamic militants.
Several militants associated with the Kurdistan’s Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked a power plant in Turkey, yet another in a series of mutual escalations threatening to shatter the peace talks between the PKK and Turkey’s ruling AK party.
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of spending quality time exchanging ideas with President Carter and his wife Rosalynn at the Carter Center in Atlanta as well as at Illinois College, Jacksonville, where he came at my invitation to initiate “Pathways to Peace,” a proposal designed to fi