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12th October 2012 - Tablet

Sinister Trend in Publishing

Saudi Arabia, a country in which book clubs are required to register for government licenses, is not known for its literary culture. Associating the Land of the Two Holy Mosques—ranked as the eighth “Most Censored...

12th October 2012 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in Iraq Claims Credit for Tikrit Jailbreak

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda in Iraq's political front, claimed credit for a complex assault on the Tasfirat prison in Tikrit that freed more than 100 prisoners, including dozens of terrorists.

12th October 2012 - Foreign Policy

Return of the Czech Communists

The massive, red-stone headquarters of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) -- named after the two main regions of the Czech Republic -- is located on Prague's Street...

12th October 2012 - The Weekly Standard

A Foreign Policy Without Principle or Prudence

After almost a week of exchanging fire with Syrian troops across its southern border, Turkey finds itself embroiled on another, albeit related, international front. Wednesday the Turkish air force scrambled...

12th October 2012 - Haaretz

Reality Catches Up with Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

Hamas' long-standing political leader Khaled Meshal was in trouble the moment Western sanctions - punishment for Iran's illicit nuclear activities - began eating into Tehran's...

11th October 2012 - Tablet

Will Jordan Be Next to Fall?

On Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the United States was sending a small contingent of troops to Jordan in the event that the conflict in Syria spreads across the country’s border as it...

11th October 2012 - The Atlantic

How the Arab Spring’s Prisoner Releases Have Helped the Jihadi Cause

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The investigation of the devastating Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed American ambassador Christopher Stevens -- limited as it is by security concerns that hampered the FBI's access...

11th October 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Welcome Back, Khadr?

Clifford D. May

Here’s a murder mystery for you: Why is the man who killed Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer likely to go free a few short months from now? A little background...

11th October 2012 - Fikra Forum

Alawites and Alevis: What’s in a Name?

Tensions are rising on the Turkish-Syrian border, as Turkey recently became the first country to take direct military action against the al-Assad regime since Syria’s uprising...

10th October 2012 - The National Interest

The Kingdom Boils

Nearly a month after a crude film caricature of the Prophet Muhammad made headlines, protests in response to it continue across the Muslim world. Yet in the ultraconservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, home to the...

10th October 2012 - The Weekly Standard

‘Dozens’ of Terrorists, Zero Protesters

Thomas Joscelyn

During a conference call Tuesday evening, two State Department officials briefed reporters on the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.

9th October 2012 - The Long War Journal

Reports of al Qaeda, Taliban Defeats are ‘a Major Lie,’ Says CBS Reporter

Bill Roggio

On Sept. 30, CBS's 60 Minutes aired a program, aptly titled "The Longest War," that discussed al Qaeda's resurgence in Afghanistan. You can watch the program [above].

9th October 2012 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Launches Complex Suicide Assault on Syrian Air Force Intelligence HQ

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that is fighting Bashir al Assad's regime in Syria, has claimed credit for today's complex suicide assault on...

9th October 2012 - NOW Lebanon

What’s Happening in Qardaha?

Tony Badran

Last week, Mohammed Assad, a cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, was shot and critically wounded in Qardaha, hometown of the Assads in the coastal mountains of Syria. For a...

9th October 2012 - National Post

Canadian Native Stooges Then and Now — South Africa, 1987 v. Iran, 2012

Today’s National Post front page carries a story about the “exploratory mission” to Iran being organized by Terrance Nelson, former chief of Manitoba’s Roseau River First Nation, and a...

9th October 2012 - New York Daily News

Obama’s Foreign Policy Narrative Unravels

On Sept. 11, the day he was killed in what we now know was an assassination deliberately planned to coincide with the terrorist attacks 11 years earlier, Ambassador J. Christopher...

5th October 2012 - Tablet

The Professor’s Shoddy History

On May 31, the city of Frankfurt announced that Berkeley professor Judith Butler would be feted with the Theodor W. Adorno prize, named after the late German Jewish philosopher who...

5th October 2012 - The Rosett Report

The Wreckage of Benghazi

On Thursday, an FBI team finally arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to visit the sites of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. It took the FBI...

5th October 2012 - The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network is Part of the Taliban—Siraj Haqqani

Bill Roggio

Haqqani Network leader Sirajauddin Haqqani, who is closely linked to al Qaeda, denied that his forces operate separately from the Taliban and said his followers are loyal to Afghan Taliban...

4th October 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Swiss Slammed for Forgoing EU Sanctions on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

The Swiss government’s refusal to adopt comprehensive EU sanctions targeting Iran’s energy and finance systems – and the disclosure in late September that the Swiss-based company...


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