The Karine-A Affair and the War on Terrorism
A fifty-ton cache of Iranian weapons for the Palestinian Authority would have made a big difference had it been delivered. That it wasn't is making an even bigger difference.
Weak Realpolitik: The Vicissitudes of Saudi Bashing
As the shock of September 11 wears off and certain conclusions settle in, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has come under unprecedented scrutiny. It's about time.
Curtains for the Ba'ath
The Ba'athi regime of Iraq has got to go, and the United States needs to force the issue before it is too late.
Echoes from the Barbary Coast
America's war against the Barbary pirates 200 years ago bears similarities--and lessons--for the present war against terrorism.
Couldn't Be Worse?: Iraq After Saddam
Saddam Hussein isn't letting his own mortality interfere with his plans for Iraq's future.
Tightening the Screws
Staunching the flow of funds to terrorist organizations take more than issuing exective orders. An inside look at a broken process, and how to fix it.
The Asymmetry of Pity
Oslo failed because the Palestinian side has taken no responsibility for having helped cause the conflict, and has seen itself above any need to make concessions in order to end it.
Violent and preoccupied with power, Islamist ideology is a shell game whose time is up.
Jumping to Confusions
The fall of Milosevic does not vindicate U.S. Balkans policy, and the violence in Israel does not prove Oslo was doomed to fail.