Written by Khaled Abu Toameh
Hamas wants be dropped from the U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations not because it has changed, but because it feels that the world has changed, and that many naïve Westerners are now willing to tolerate its radical ideology and terrorism.
Hamas leaders are working hard ...
Written by Scott Stewart
In last week's Geopolitical Weekly, George Friedman discussed how the global financial crisis has caused a global unemployment crisis and how Europe has become the epicenter of that crisis. He also noted that rampant unemployment will give way to a political crisis as austerity measures ...
Written by Joshua Sinai
Conventional wisdom holds that the threat to America posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates is greatly diminished compared to 9/11. Today, it is claimed, al Qaeda is less well organized, with many of its top leaders eliminated, and is so broken into geographically disparate franchises that it is ...
Written by Walid and Theodore Shoebat
The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on two Egyptian TV programs recently.
On Al-Tahrir Egyptian TV advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher, discuses the high-school curriculum issued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, ...
Written by Rebecca Keller
Periodic media reports of bird flu, a new SARS-like virus and a case of drug-resistant tuberculosis have kept the world informed, but they have also contributed to a distorted perception of the true threat such contagions pose. Perhaps the greatest value of the media coverage is the opportunity it ...
Written by Arnold Ahlert
In the past few weeks, Americans have been subjected to a barrage of doomsday predictions regarding the disaster that would befall us should the sequester come to pass. Many were rightly incensed, then, that last Thursday, only one day before the “devastating” sequester cuts were scheduled to kick ...
Written by Ephraim Asculai
The Iranian Situation INSS Insight No. 409, March 4, 2013
The final week of February 2013 was marked by events that may have changed the perception of Iran's nuclear program and the chances of finding a non-belligerent solution to this problem.
Written by Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
The self-inflicted wounds of an Islamic state begin with words that impound the soul. Issue upon issue upon issue thickens the air and lays heavy on the human spirit suffocating potential. The unpredictability of the fatwa, random and lunatic, holds the populace captive, shackling minds and hearts. ...
Written by Scott Stewart
People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that use things such as chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but very real threat posed by fire, even though fire kills thousands of ...